Welcome from the 8th Grade Center's School Counseling Department, Class of 2026!
We wanted to take this opportunity to re-introduce ourselves to you and encourage you to use us as a resource in your child's education. As you may remember, we (Ms. Cooper and Mr. Lemuell) were the 7th grade school counselors and now we are here with the students at the 8th Grade Center. With our 15+ years of experience in the 7/8th grade centers, we are really looking forward to working with you and your child to make this a successful year!
Our Department includes two counselors, Ms. Cooper (A-L) and Mr. Lemuell (M-Z), and our secretary, Ms. Daw. If you would like to contact us, please feel free to call or email, and include your child’s name with your question and/or concern. Throughout the course of the school year, we will be working with all students through the delivery of classroom lessons. Additionally, we meet with students individually to discuss academic, social, and/or emotional concerns that may occur during the school year. Students may schedule time to see their assigned counselor by requesting an appointment in the Guidance office or through email. Please encourage your student to access the 8th grade school counseling services as they navigate 8th grade and prepare for high school.
We look forward to working with you and your family as we begin a new school year! Eighth grade will certainly provide more experiences and new challenges for your student. Working together, parents, teachers, and students can accomplish great things.
Our best wishes for a positive and productive school year!
Ms. Cooper, School Counselor: Students A-L
Mr. Lemuell, School Counselor: Students M-Z
CUSTODY PAPERS: The 8th Grade Center office needs a copy of your legal custody agreement if the document contains information pertaining to the legal rights of either parent or guardian. If you are unsure if your child's file holds a current copy, please contact the Guidance Office at 610-705-6002, ext. 2522, and they will be happy to check for you.
DUPLICATE MAILINGS: If you are not your child's primary guardian, and information regarding conferences, academic distress, or disciplinary issues is not routinely relayed to you, you may request duplicate mailings of this information. A request form for doing so may be accessed HERE. Duplicate mail lists are not forwarded yearly; you must request to be added each new school year. Information that is available through Skyward will not be mailed, as it is accessible online. Skyward is a valuable tool for staying updated. Grades, report cards, cafeteria, health, and other information may all be accessed, once registered on Skyward. To view your student, please log into Skyward Family Access from our website at www.spring-ford.net under the "For Parents" heading.
ADDRESS CHANGES: Today's families are on the move! Please make sure to contact us if you move during the school year. The district requires proof of residency for any address change. A signed lease agreement or settlement papers are considered proof of residency. If you are residing in the home of a district resident, please contact the guidance office for the appropriate paperwork.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26 through March 4. To honor this important week, the Eating Disorders Program at Brandywine Hospital is highlighting their support group for individuals in recovery, individuals currently struggling with symptoms, and family and friends of those suffering from an eating disorder. Please click here for more information.