Guidance Office

Welcome to the LMS Guidance page. This is a resource that students, parents and staff can utilize.
 
What is a School Counselor?
A school counselor provides the following services to students and families:
 
Individual Counseling – Some of the referral reasons for meeting individually with students/families are listed below.
  • develop an understanding of themselves or others
  • identify problems and possible solutions
  • learn problem-solving strategies
  • learn appropriate social and interpersonal skills
  • identify coping strategies to overcome adversity and change
  • develop positive self-image
  • recognize their own needs and goals
  • discuss feelings
Small Group Counseling – Small groups are formed as needed based upon data.
 
Classroom Guidance – Providing a preventive and developmentally appropriate classroom guidance lesson in each classroom during each marking period.
 
Other responsibilities include working with education support teams, managing 504 Accommodation Plans, helping students transition to a new school or grade level, and conducting mediations.
Grade 7 Guidance Counselor
 717-898-5631
 
Grade 8 Guidance Counselor
717-898-5631 
 
  • Behavioral Health Screenings

    Posted by Clint Willman at 12/7/2016 6:10:00 AM

    #dontbeafraid #askthequestion #areuok?

    The purpose of this program is to encourage students to not be afraid to ask the question… Are you okay? Sometimes we do not realize when something is wrong, so everyone should ask themselves and their friends…are you okay?  Join us on Thursday, December 15th to complete a short questionnaire that will answer this question! Forms will be sent home and need to be turned in by December 9th in order to participate. Anyone who completes the survey will get a FREE Aevidum bracelet!!

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  • Hempfield High School Engineering and Technology Department

    Posted by Clint Willman at 11/14/2016 8:00:00 AM

    In order to prepare students for 9th grade course selection and continue our efforts to broaden students’ understanding of future career options, we are providing a tour of the Hempfield High School Engineering and Technology Department on Wed., December 7th 7:45-9:00am. Students will walk to the high school and engage in a formal tour to be given by the Department Supervisor, Lee Shofler. Students will miss all of period 1 and about 20 minutes of period 2, and accordingly, be required to make up missed work. To take advantage of this opportunity, students need to sign up in the school counseling office. Space is limited.

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  • College Visit

    Posted by Clint Willman at 10/26/2016 7:30:00 AM

    Our 8th grade College Visit Day is only two days away! We are super excited to provide this exploratory opportunity for an entire grade level.  Please keep in mind that these trips were designed for 220 students, with varying interests, and are not tailored to individual needs. The spirit of the day is exploration.

    Important Reminders:

    Students will be outside throughout the day, and therefore, need to dress appropriately.
    Students who are packing should remember their lunch.
    Students are encouraged to wear school colors to demonstrate our Hempfield family pride.
    Students going on the Industry Tour and Trade School tour, must wear closed shoes.   

    Bus 1: PA College of the Sciences, F&M, Mville
    Bus 2: Mville, York HACC
    Bus 3: Mville, Ware, PCAD
    Bus 4: Mville, York HACC
    Bus 5: Harley Davidson Factory Tour, YTI York, Lanc Co Public Safety Training Center, (Video of Stevens' College of Trade and Tech)

     If you have questions, please call Lynette Huber @ 898-5631.

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  • Eighth Grade College Visit Day

    Posted by Samantha Eck at 10/5/2016 2:00:00 PM

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    On Friday, October 28 all eighth grade students will visit post-secondary schools. We are proud to provide this opportunity for our students, as it is the only time in grades K-12 that an entire grade level is given this experience. As a result of this trip, all students will have a frame of reference when counselors, teachers, and parents talk about education after high school. Further, our goal is to future orient students so that the present is more relevant. We believe that future focused students will take academics and behavior more seriously.  

    This is a full day excursion, and therefore, we need to plan for lunch. The most efficient way to get the lunch count is to collect your choice electronically.   We ask that you commit to packing or buying on October 28. Click here to make your selection. If you are not able to complete the survey, your child will be given access and supported with the lunch choice survey over all lunch periods. Students may pack or buy. Please take the lunch choice survey by Friday, October 7.  Payment is due Friday, October 14. You will receive a reminder closer to our trip date that will state your packing/buying commitment and more details about the trip.

     Menu Option ($2.65*)

    • Italian Sub (lettuce & tomato on the side)
    • Packaged Apple Slices
    • Carrot Sticks
    • Whole Grain 1.5 oz. Chocolate Chip Cookie Wrapped
    • 16.9  oz. Bottled Water

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this planning step. Please contact Lynette Huber, 8th Grade Counselor, or June Lutz, School Counseling Secretary, at 898-5631 with your questions or concerns. 

    Sincerely,

    Lynette Huber
    Landisville Middle School
    School Counselor

    *Free/Reduced Prices: Free and reduce meals will be honored for this trip. Reduce meals cost $0.40.

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  • Brownstown CTC Visit

    Posted by Clint Willman at 9/28/2016 7:00:00 AM

    Brownstown CTC

    On Tuesday, October 4 LMS school counselors and teachers will be taking LMS students to explore the Brownstown Career and Technology Center. The Brownstown Campus of the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center is home to the following technical programs: Architectural CAD/Design, Cabinet Making & Wood Technology, Commercial Art, Computer Systems Technology, Digital Design/Print Media, Electrical Construction Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation & Basic Maintenance, HVAC/R, Photography & Digital Imaging, Plumbing, and Painting/Ceramic Tile & Vinyl.

    We are happy to provide interested students with this opportunity. A roster of participating students has been developed. If your student is interested but not yet on the roster, please contact your School Counselor.

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  • TEDxYouth@Lancaster Seeking Planning Committee Members

    Posted by Shannon Zimmerman at 9/22/2016 3:40:00 PM

    Building on the recent success of TEDxLancaster, and in order to support student creativity, intellect and 21st century skill development, an inaugural TEDxYouth@Lancaster is in the early planning stages. To clarify, a TEDxYouth event is a TEDx event created for youth and by youth with the help of adult mentors.

    If you are an adult or student (grades 6-12) interested in the following things, the TEDxYouth planning team is for you:

    • Representing your school, community or industry in a positive way
    • Supporting youth in our community who have ideas worth spreading
    • Connecting with people who are motivated, driven, passionate, and committed to creating something special for our community
    • Working with a team to hone real world skills that include marketing, budgeting, building partnerships, and effective communication
    • Putting into practice authentic 21st century skills such as critical thinking; creative problem solving through collaboration; and effective interaction with community partners, that will enhance your ability to succeed in whatever path you choose
    • Completing volunteer hours for school in a way that can build your skills for the future
    • Being an important part of a TED experience that is new and exciting!

    Join the countywide planning team at the IU13 Conference and Training Center (Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4. Also, complete this short survey to RSVP by Thursday, September 29.

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  • "Your Digital Speech" Student Assembly

    Posted by Clint Willman at 9/13/2016 7:15:00 AM

    Local expert, Deb McCoy, of Educational Developmental Service, LLC, presented to students about the importance of safety with digital media on Monday, September 12. Students learned about digital permanence, cyber bullying and reporting, lack of digital privacy, and image versus reality in social networking. It is our hope that students gained awareness about social media and will make wise choices moving forward.

    Please click here to review the presentation, Your Digital Speech.

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  • 8th Grade - Career Shadowing & Post-Secondary Tours

    Posted by Clint Willman at 3/30/2016 8:50:00 AM

    On April 29th, Landisville Middle School is providing two different career exploration activities to prepare students for the world of work in the 21st century. Students will need to choose between one of two activities. The activities are designed to help the students to better define their career goals or help the students better understand the educational & training paths that will help them to reach their goals.

    CAREER SHADOWING
    Career Shadowing provides realistic career information that will aid our students in making future career choices. On April 29th, students are encouraged to explore a specific career of interest by observing an employee performing work duties at his/her place of employment. LMS teachers, counselors, and administration view this experience as an important part of a student’s career development. The absence from school will be excused contingent upon the student spending 4-6 hours with his/her mentor and upon the student handing in the Mentor Experience and Excuse Form to the office. The student and family will be responsible for coordinating the shadowing experience, and any necessary arrangements.

    POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
    Students may also elect to participate in Post-Secondary Planning Day instead of the Career Shadowing. There is consensus that students will need some level of post-secondary education to be successful in today’s global economy. To helps students to meet the needs the 21st century demand for higher education, LMS has partnered local institutions including: Lancaster County Career & Technology Center; Elizabethtown College; Millersville University; Harrisburg Area Community College; York Technical Institute; and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCAD); as well as, local community partners to introduce the world of work. Students will be able to tour two of these institutions to gain a better understanding of post-secondary schools and the opportunities and resources available for them.

    Student have been give an CAREER SHADOWING & POST-SECONDARY PLANNING registration form. The form is DUE APRIL 6th, this will allow to the school to better coordinate the tours (including reserving your student’s seat) or pre-approving the absence for shadowing.

    Any parents or guardians interested in chaperoning the Post-Secondary Tours, please contact the Counseling Office (898-5631).

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  • 8th Grade Course Selection Has Begun! Here's What You Need to Know

    Posted by LMS Guidance at 2/2/2016

    Course Selection has begun at Hempfield. Students will select 8 credits for courses for the High School, and additional alternative credits. Click here to read the Curriculum Guide which includes course descriptions, academic requirements, and an overview of the High School here

    The Course Selection Timeline: 

    • January 28  – Course Selection Assembly Was Held
    • January 29-February 1 – Course Selection Classroom Workshops
    • February 2  - HHS New Student Parent Course Selection Night
    • February 12 – Course Selection Worksheet Due
    • February 23-March 3 – Course Selection Data Entry
    • March 14 – Course Verification Sheets Distributed*
    • March 18 – Couse Verification Sheets Due*

    *date may be subject to change depending on inclement weather.

     Questions about Course Selection, including scheduling individual appointments, please call 898-5631.

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  • Hempfield High School Parent Course Selection Night

    Posted by Clint Willman at 1/28/2016 8:35:00 AM

    Attention 8th Grade Parents!

    Tuesday, February 2 at 6:45 p.m. is HHS New Student Parent Course Selection Night. Please come to the Performing Arts Center at the High School and learn more about the Hempfield High School, course selection and the curriculum. As you learn more about the High School and its programs, you can also meet with department leaders and staff to answer specific questions.

    Registration is not required. For more information contact the Guidance Counseling Office – 898-5631.

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