Guidance Department

**If you need to talk to a counselor regarding 4th-6th grade scheduling for the 20-21 school year, please email Ms. Gilley at  For 7th & 8th grade scheduling concerns, please contact Mrs. Newby (JF counseling director) at  Thank you!

FMS School Counselors & 2020-2021 Caseloads:

Ms. Kris Gilley ( - 4th Grade / Dept. Chair
Mrs. Michelle Fluker ( - 5th Grade
Ms. Virginia Waldmann ( - 6th Grade

*Note: Counselor staffing and caseloads may be adjusted due to enrollment at FMS and throughout the county. This page will be updated if a change is made.

In case of a mental health emergency (suicidal thoughts, self injury, etc.), please do not wait for a school counselor to respond.  Please dial 911, visit your nearest emergency room, or contact Horizon Behavioral Health at 434-477-5000 (after-hours emergency line 434-522-8191).

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child - this website offers 49 different ways to approach a child's anxiety!  Many of the techniques also work with adults experiencing anxiety.




We miss our students!

Update 4/8/20: 2 new videos on the Course Registration page! 
They are great for incoming 6th graders and other students new to FMS.  There is a short video on how to open a locker and we also have a welcome video featuring some of the folks you'll meet at FMS.  Enjoy!

Click the link to the left to access Course Registration materials for 2020-2021!

Welcome to the Forest Middle School Guidance Department website!



Please use the links to the left for more information. 


FMS School Counselors & 19-20 Caseloads:

Ms. Virginia Waldmann ( - 6th grade

Ms. Kris Gilley ( - 7th grade / Dept. Chair

Mrs. Marion Becker ( - 8th grade

Guidance Office Hours:

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

Ms. Waldmann is at FMS Monday-Wednesday.  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.

Check out our FMS Virtual Tour here!

FMS Virtual Tour Video








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