| Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
(703) 720-5706 | (703) 720-5787 (fax)
Open 7:15 am - 3:00 pm
The counseling program at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School provides direct and indirect services to students, in accordance with the regulations of the Virginia Board of Education and Falls Church City School Board policy. The program’s goal is to provide developmental, preventative, student-centered support for academic, social, and emotional growth. Every student’s success in these areas is our primary concern.
The Counseling Office is staffed from 7:15 am to 3:00 pm. Students may visit during school hours (7:15 am - 2:30 pm). We can be reached by phone at 703-720-5706 during the office hours listed above. You can send us a fax anytime at 703-720-5787.
How can a School Counselor help?
Counselors are a great asset to any school and provide a variety of insight and expertise. We can help students sort out problems, discuss feelings and needs, explore options, and reach decisions. We can also help parents with concerns about student classroom performance, family changes (such as, moving, death, divorce, or separating), home stress, interpretation of standardized test results, parenting skills, classroom behavior, a sudden change in a child's behavior, peer relations, and responsibility. Read more about how middle school counselors can make a difference at the American School Counselor Association.
How do I see my Counselor?
Students may drop in to see their counselor or schedule a time to see their counselor; they will need to ask their teachers for a “Paw Pass”. Please remember that sometimes the counselors are in meetings, seeing other students and staff, or running a group. So be patient and Ms. Jacobson, Mr. Sowers or Ms. Kenney will see you as soon as they can.