Four Points Middle School Counseling  

WELCOME to the  FPMS COUNSELING SERVICES Page

We are here to serve our students by assisting them with academic, personal/social and career planning needs.  We do this through classroom guidance lessons, individual planning, consultation with parents and teachers and events and activities.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION/ DATES

SPRING 2024



March 26-April 26 - Summer Exam for Acceleration Registration Window (see below for details)

April 3 - Language Proficiency Testing (see below for details)

April 9 - 7th Grade Substance Abuse Prevention Lesson (for more info, visit the Substance Abuse Prevention tab on this page)

April 10 - VHS Viper Night (5-7:30 p.m.) - Open to all 8th grade students and parents 



IMPORTANT NOTICES 

Language Proficiency Testing

 Texas requires students to take at least two credits of a language other than English to graduate from high school.   (Three credits are required for the Distinguished with Honors diploma.)  Students who speak a language other than English may earn those credits by testing.  Students’ first opportunity to test occurs in the Spring of 7th grade.  


Our FPMS testing date is Wednesday, April 3rd.  If your 7th grader speaks a language other than English, please contact your counselor to discuss testing.  


Examination for Acceleration


 In accordance with state statute, LISD offers four opportunities each year for students to test for acceleration in core content areas.   The next testing window is June 4-6, 2024.  Testing will be computer-based and take place at Henry Middle School. The registration window for this testing session is March 26 to April 26, 2024.  


Students who score an 80% or higher on the exam will be automatically advanced to the grade level IN THE SUBJECT AREA TESTED.


 If you are interested in having your student test in the summer testing session, please contact your child’s counselor.  Please note that this testing window is for placement for the 2024-25  school year (not this school year).  There will not be another testing window for the 2024-25 school year.   For more information, see the LISD Exam for Acceleration webpage.


Again, for more information or to register your child, contact your counselor:


2023-24 YEAR:  6th Grade & 7th Grade Last Names A-K:  Tracy Noble (tracy.noble@leanderisd.org)


2023-24 YEAR: 8th Grade & 7th Grade Last Names L-Z:  Tonja Wienck (tonja.wienck@leanderisd.org








Mental Health Minute

Each week the counseling department shares a social/emotional learning  mini-lesson or short LISD-created mental health video on Mondays  during student advisory.    The video series can be found online at Mental Health Minute Series.

Need to Talk to a Counselor?  

Use the Student Check-In Form Linked below:

Counseling Office Check-In

If you or a someone you know is having a mental health crisis, please contact the appropriate resource.  If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.


f you are having a mental health emergency or experiencing suicidal ideation, please call 911 or contact the resources listed below. 

Crisis Text Line: 

www.crisistextline.org 

Text “Home” to 741741 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-800-841-1255

http://bbtrails.org

Integral Care 24 Hour Help Line 512-472-HELP (4357)

https://integralcare.org 

If you have a non-emergency question, please email your counselor.   

Ms. Noble, 2023-24 counselor for all 6th grade & 7th grade last names (A-K)  (tracy.noble@leanderisd.org

Mrs. Wienck, 2023-24 counselor for 7th graders last names (L-Z) and all 8th graders (tonja.wienck@leanderisd.org)



Need Tutoring?  

Need extra help with your school work?  Take advantage of the VHS Homework Help program!  High school students provide tutoring virtually and in-person on Tuesday evenings.  Go to the link below to sign up for a time and for more information.

Homework Help for Viper Nation 

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30  at Cups and Cones

Virtual - 7:00 - 8:00

New Student Registration

If you are a new student to FPMS, please go to the online registration site at  NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Also, please visit the "New to Four Points?" tab on this page


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...


Welcome to the web page of the Four Points Middle School Counseling office.  We are here to serve students, parents, and staff.