Guidance Department

Medical Career Camp Opportunities:

Centra and Carilion are both offering summer medical career camps in July 2018 for students interested in the medical field.  Applications are available in the FMS Guidance Office. 

Parents must complete a Bedford County Public Schools release form and submit it to the FMS Guidance Department before teachers can complete recommendations.  Forms should be submitted at least one week prior to the deadline.  A copy of the form is included in the application packets available in the Guidance Office or you may download it here:  BCPS Confidential Information Release Form

Centra Medical Careers Camp 2018:
Centra Medical Careers Camp 2018 Flyer
- Camp held at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg on July 23-27, 2018 (8:30am-3:30pm)
- Orientation on July 20, 9:00am-11:00am
- Camp is for rising 7th, 8th, & 9th graders (students who are currently in 6th-8th grades)
- Applications are available in the FMS Guidance Office or at
- $30 registration fee due with application
- Completed applications must be received by Centra no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 27, 2018.
- Camp is limited to 24 participants

Camp Carilion Clinic 2018:
- Camp held in Roanoke July 10-13, 2018 (times vary each day & are listed on the application)
- Camp is for rising 8th & 9th grade students (currently in 7th or 8th grade)
- Applications are available in the FMS Guidance Office (no online application available)
- $50 registration fee due if accepted to camp (acceptance decision letters will be mailed by May 18)
- Completed applications must be received by Carilion no later than Friday, April 20, 2018.
- Camp is limited to 16 participants

Welcome to the Forest Middle School Guidance Department website!


Please use the links to the left for more information. 


FMS School Counselors & 17-18 Caseloads:

Ms. Virginia Waldmann ( - 6th grade
(will stay with 6th grade for 2018-2019)

Ms. Kris Gilley ( - 7th grade
(will move to 8th grade for 2018-2019)

Mrs. Marion Becker ( - 8th grade
(will move to 7th grade for 2018-2019)

Guidance Office Hours:

Mrs. Becker & Ms. Gilley work at FMS Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00.

Ms. Waldmann works at FMS all day on Mondays & Tuesdays, as well as Wednesday mornings, 8:30-11:00.  She is at Otter River Elementary School when she is not at FMS.

6th grade students and parents who need to speak with a counselor when Ms. Waldmann is away from FMS can contact Mrs. Becker (last names A-K) or Ms. Gilley (last names L-Z).  You may also opt to leave a note or email for Ms. Waldmann to receive on her next assigned day at FMS.

To reach any counselor by phone, please call the FMS main number, (434) 525-6630.  We are in and out of our offices throughout the day, so we will respond to messages as soon as possible.




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