• March 18, 2020

    We care very much about you and miss you during this school closure.  It's a stressful time for each of us as we figure out distance education and social distance from each other.  Please feel free to reach either of us through email.  We will be maintaining virtual office hours of 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00PM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  If you need to speak with one of us, please reach out, and we will call you.

    Below are re sources to help you through this time. 

     

    SEL Breathing Exercises for Elem, Middle, and High from Move This World: (Excellent to ease anxiety and stress in children and adults)

    Move This World Breathing Exercises


    COVID-19 Resources for students and families:

    https://schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources

    https://www.acpsd.net/Domain/8149

     

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  The Kennedy Middle School Counseling Department has two full-time school counselors.  The counselors are available to help your child with personal and social development as well as academic advisement and development.  We also have one full-time career specialist who does much of the career exploration with our students with counselors assisting.   

    The counseling office truly is the heart of any school, and it is no exception here at Kennedy Middle School.  We are here to help your child have the best middle school experience possible.  Please feel free to contact us with any concerns you may have for your child.  We may be reached through email or by phone, and you are certainly welcome to stop by when you are on campus. We will be glad to assist you or to set up an appointment if we are busy with students. 

    Students come first in the counseling office.  Students are welcome to send us an email to request an appointment or to come to the office in person to set up a time to be seen.  Students are typically not pulled from academic courses, but counselors will see students at any time there is an emergency.  It is best if students obtain a pass from their teacher to come to see a counselor or career specialist; a pass is verification that the teacher knows where the student is.   

    The counseling department looks forward to assisting you this school year.  We are here to help!   

     

Ms. Paula Deen

Phone: (803) 641-2470

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Paula Deen

To my dear students, please know that while we are not together at school right now, you are in my thoughts.  I will check my email regularly, and you are welcome to contact me at pdeen@acpsd.net with questions and concerns, or even if you just want to say hi.  If you want to speak with me, let me know, and I will call you.  I am keeping office hours of 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Works with students with last name L-Z

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!  It truly is an honor to work with you and your children to help them to be and do their best and work towards a bright and happy future. I am excited to be in my eighteenth year as school counselor at Kennedy Middle School.  I completed my Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance Services at Clemson University in May of 2002 and came to work here that summer.  Prior to working towards my master's degree, I taught at the middle school level for three years.     

Thank you for sharing your children with us at Kennedy Middle. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have for your child. I will be happy to help.



Ms. Evelyn Guess

Phone: (803) 641-2470

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Evelyn Guess

School Counselor

Works with students with last names A-K

 

 Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!   I am honored to work in such an awesome school. I am always available to students, teachers, and parents.

My role as a school counselor is supporting students through individual counseling, group counseling, and in the classroom. I collaborate with parents, teachers, administration, and counseling team to help students achieve their academic best.

Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns.  I am here to help your child navigate through a wonderful school year!