Military Family Resources

Pine Grove Middle, welcomes our military students and their families. This page contains information about programs and services to help families transition into PGM.

Military and Family Life Counselor

Military and Family Life Counselors provide free non-medical counseling support to active-duty military students and their families. Counseling services are confidential with the exception of child abuse/neglect, domestic abuse, and other duty to warn situations. MFLC services provide a wide range of support to military students, family members, and staff who work with military children. Some issues that can be addressed include, but not limited to are school adjustment, deployment and separation, reunion adjustment, sibling and parent-child communication, behavioral concerns, and fear/grief/loss.

If you are interested in MFLC services for your military student, please complete a Parent Consent form and have your student return it to the school.

If you have any questions about the MFLC program, please contact Amy Gaiss at 229-444-8977.

You may also contact your child's school counselor:

Pine Grove Middle Services for Military Family

  • Student2Student Viking Envoy Program - Pairs new students with another student to welcome them to PGM, help them learn about the school, show them their classes, and introduce them to other students.

  • Military Club - A club for students from military families to meet, discuss topics related to military life, and hold special events.

  • Military Student Orientation - This student orientation before starting school was developed specifically for military students who have moved into the district. This event allows families to ask questions, tour the school, learn about extracurricular activities, and address academic concerns.

  • Purple Up for Military Children Day

  • Month of the Military Child

  • Veterans Day Celebration

  • Individual & Small Group Counseling - The counselors can work with students to address students concerns about deployment and other military related issues.

Lowndes County School Information

  • Enrollment Information

  • Calendar

  • Parent Portal (Program that allows parents to track student information such as grades, attendance, and behavior)

  • Student Handbook and Policies

    • Page 29 includes information on attendance including the Georgia Military Family Act. This provision allows children to spend up to 5 days (excused absences) of quality time with a parent before OR after deployment.

  • Lowndes High School AFJROTC

Military Resources Links

Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. Military OneSource offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life.

Mililtary Child Education & School Liaison

Mr. Darren Hill

(229) 257-4380

DSN 460-4380