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 ( 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