All Day Closure
NELSD will be CLOSED Monday, March 30th thru May 1st
in accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement.
 
ALL practices, games, and events
CANCELLED until May 1st.
 
Open Enrollment Application Acceptance has been
moved to May 1st at 8:00 am

School Counselor

A Note From Mr. Adkins

Welcome to the School Counseling page for South Vienna Middle School!!
 
I am extremely proud and excited to be the school counselor here at South Vienna Middle School.  I am beginning my 17th year in education.  My first year was at Catholic Central and I spent 13 years teaching Spanish at Northeastern (and SVMS), and am entering my 4th year as school counselor here at SVMS.  I am also excited to announce that I will be one of the co-moderators of the #scchat (school counselor chat) on twitter the first Wednesday of every month!
 
I will work alongside the teachers, parents and administration to meet the needs of our students. Middle School can be a very challenging time for teens, so I want the students to know that I am here to help them through ANY and ALL situations.  No problem is too big and no problem is too small. We can work through things together.
 
I will provide various services to our students: individual counseling, small group counseling, career guidance, and classroom guidance.  The classroom guidance will give me the chance to explore topics with our students. Some of the possible topics are:  character education, manners, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, suicide, bullying, shoplifting, inhalants, and any other topic teens can be going through.
 
In my opinion, parents are the best person a teen can talk to with their problems.  Sometimes, students need extra help with things.  I am here to assist the student and parent in any way possible. I may not have every answer, but we will work together to find the best answer.
 
I am here to help our students; however, there will be times where I will be in a meeting, teaching a lesson, working with parents or teachers, and I will not be available.  You can email me (shawnadkins@nelsd.org) or you can leave me a voice mail (937-346-0880 extension 1506).  
 
I am so excited to work with you this school year.  South Vienna Middle School is a wonderful place.  Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.
 
 Mr. Adkins