Beth Prestianni (School Counselor)
7th Grade (L - Z) / 8th Grade BAPREST@carrollk12.org
Kayla Geho (School Counselor)
6th Grade / 7th Grade (A - K) firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Bankard (Guidance Secretary) LLBANKA@carrollk12.org
Private School Transcripts
At this time of year, we begin receiving requests for transcripts and recommendations for students applying to private school next year. Students should bring their signed release and recommendation forms to the guidance office. We will distribute the forms to the correct teachers and send the completed recommendations to the private school along with their transcript. Please do not have your student give the recommendation form directly to the teachers. Once we have completed the paperwork, we will contact you to collect the proper fees for mailing and copying. The total cost will include $.15 per copy plus the cost of postage.
If your student will be attending a private school next year instead of Liberty High or ORMS, please notify the counseling office at ORMS so we can prepare your student’s records.
If you know that you will be moving over the summer and not be returning to ORMS, please contact Mrs. Bankard so she can prepare a transfer packet for you to take to your new school.
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Carroll County Public School Counselors facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. School Counselors are integral members of the instructional team. They directly impact student achievement by delivering comprehensive services that meet the needs of the 21st century school community.
Professional School Counselors are uniquely trained leaders who promote success for all students. They collaborate with school stakeholders using data-driven decisions to facilitate the success of the 21st century learner in an ever-changing society.
Individual Student Planning
Individual Counseling: Students discuss issues in a safe, positive, and confidential setting. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include: goal-setting, changing families, peer relationships, stress management, understanding personal strengths and weaknesses, social skills, academic planning, bullying, career exploration, problem-solving, transition planning, and decision-making.
- Small Group Counseling: Students with similar issues and concerns work together to achieve their goals in a small group environment consisting of 3-10 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-10 weeks. Group topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, organization, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
- Academic Interventions: Throughout the school year, counselors monitor student performance. If it is determined that a student is at risk for failing an academic course, counselors initiate participation in the Grade Recovery Program.
- Behavior Interventions and Support: Students whose behavior is negatively impacting their educational performance may be eligible to receive behavior interventions. Behavior interventions may be in the form of a discipline plan, goal chart, or functional behavioral assessment.
- Classroom Guidance: Counselors teach developmental skills using age-appropriate, classroom-based lessons. Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career exploration, high school planning, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, bullying/harassment, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.
Consultation and Collaboration with School Staff and Parents: Counselors meet on a regular basis with school teams and other school staff to monitor student progress and design effective interventions. Parents are welcome to schedule meetings with their student's assigned counselor or request they be present at a meeting with the team.
®American School Counselor Association (2003); The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. Alexandria, VA
Get Connected Family Resource Center
www.getconnectedcc.org – This organization focuses on family needs by connecting them with local services.
National Resource Center for ADHD
http://chadd.org - Provides information and to support for individuals and families.
Military Child Coalition (MCEC) – ensures quality educational opportunities for military children.
Middle School Program of Studies can be found on the CCPS web-site
For further information about any of these topics listed, please contact Ms. Prestianni and Mrs. Geho in the School Counseling Office at (410) 751-3600:
Frequently Asked Questions
Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line
Intervention & Prevention Services
Student Services Manual