Guidance & Counseling Department

Welcome to the HOMS Guidance & Counseling Department! To contact your student’s counselor, you may call 757-558-5382 or click on the links below. To ensure the availability of your child’s counselor, appointments are available upon request.

Ms. Pamela Dawkins, Guidance Director
Ms. Laura Lerf, 6th Grade

Ms. Courtney Stukes, 7th Grade
Ms. Sonnita Riddick, 8th Grade
Ms. Chandra Stewart, Data Quality Secretary

Each student is assigned a grade level counselor. Students may fill out a “Request to See Counselor” slip. Appointments can also be made by parent or teacher referral. The counselors work closely with students, parents, teachers and administrators to make sure that students’ academic, personal/social, and career needs are met while they are in middle school.

 

The Guidance Department offers the following services:
• Individual Counseling
• Group Counseling
• Classroom Guidance
• Academic & Career Planning
• Conflict Mediation

ParentVUE is a great way to communicate with your child’s teachers and check the status of his/her academic progress. You may use the same ParentVUE login that has been used in the previous school year. If you do not have access to ParentVUE, please contact your child’s counselor.

Resources

10 Study Habits That Your Child Needs To Succeed