Welcome to the Wilmington Middle School Counseling Department

Mrs. Gastaldo's School Counseling Website

                                                              Grade 6 Counselor:                                                                              Grade 8 Counselor:                                
Mrs. Dee  978-694-6080 ext. 8541                                 Mrs. Laroche  978-694-6080 ext. 8546   
 Room 207                                                                                                             Room 207

Grade 7 Counselor:                                                                             Grades 6-8
Mrs. Norton 978-694-6080 ext 8567                Ms. Keeley 978-694-6080
Room 137 


                    Google Form to Sign Up for Appointments: 

Welcome to the Wilmington Middle School Counseling Website! Mrs. Dee, Mrs. Laroche, and Mrs. Norton are the adjustment counselors for WMS. We have the joy of working with all students through individual counseling, small group counseling, and collaboration with teachers, staff and families. The counselors at the middle school are grade level based and stay with the same group during their 3 years at WMS--for example, a grade 6 student will have the same counselor for grades 6, 7, and 8. 

Ms. Keeley is the district school social worker, working alongside the three adjustment counselors. She also provides individual and small group counseling to students in grades 6-8,  and, along with the adjustment counselors, helps manage crisis situations, while collaborating with teachers, staff, and caretakers to ensure students feel safe and supported while in school. 

The middle school years are filled with opportunities for tremendous growth academically, socially, and personally. We are committed to working with students, parents, and school staff, whether in person or remotely, in order to foster that growth on behalf of each and every student at WMS. We know that this a year unlike any other, but we are here to support you all!

                                                                                                                                                        Small Group Counseling:
A variety of small groups are offered to students in grades 6-8 who may benefit from extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups will typically meet once per week remotely. 

                                                                                                                                                         Individual Counseling
                                                                                                                                                         Some students benefit from meeting 1:1 with an assigned counselor to talk about personal goals, or situations related to friends, family/caretakers, academics, emotional needs, etc..
                                                                                                                                                         See below for more info on how to set-up time with your counselor! 

Setting Up a Meeting:

In School:
-Let your teacher know you want to see the counselor and they will write a pass for you
-If the counselor is meeting with someone, slip a note under their door letting them know you want to meet
-If you have an assigned appointment, you counselor will write you a pass to remind you the date/time of your meeting

-All sessions and/or group counseling that needs to be virtual will be done over Google Meet and your counselor will email the meeting link to your school email 
-If you are doing virtual learning, and you need to get in touch with a counselor, here's how: 
                    -Fill out Google Form: https://forms.gle/ftTKesZPbiqmL2776  (link also found at top of site)
                    -Call or text your counselor's Google Voice Number (found at the bottom of site)

 Counselor Contact Information:

Mrs. Laroche (Grade 8):
Email: kelly.laroche@wpsk12.com
Google Voice: 978-267-5087

 Mrs. Dee (Grade 6):
Email: kaley.dee@wpsk12.com
Google Voice: 781-486-4734

Mrs. Norton (Grade 7):
Email: julie.norton@wpsk12.com
Google Voice: 781-666-4041

Ms. Keeley (Grades 6-8):
Email: shannon.keeley@wpsk12.com
Google Voice: 978-267-1581‬