Welcome to OMS Guidance

Our Vision and Mission

The purpose of the guidance program is to help each student gain full advantage of the opportunities for intellectual, social, and emotional growth at OMS. The guidance department assists in many different ways, depending upon the needs of the individual student
Programs include:

1. New student orientation - to help new students feel acclimated in school. 

2. Individual conferences - to help identify and solve problems whenever a student, teacher, or parent believes it is necessary.

3. Testing program - to help identify a student's educational strengths and weaknesses. 

4. Group Counseling and group discussion - to help students develop a clearer sense of who they are as individuals and to accept the characteristics that make each person unique. 

5. Class presentations and discussions - to cover topics of interest and to provide critical information regarding course selection and career planning. 

In addition to class and group meetings, all students are welcome to come to the guidance office between classes to schedule an appointment. A pre-signed pass must be obtained from the guidance secretary for the scheduled appointment. 

Changes in Personal Information?

Please be sure to notify Ms. Forte, Guidance Secretary, about changes of address, telephone number, or guardianship at 433-8262 (ext. 3431) or email Ms. Forte here

Guidance Information

Guidance Fax # 607-601-5003
Todd Scanlon, School Counselor Grade 6 & 8
607-433-8262 ext.3454

Anne Gregory, School Counselor Grade 7
607-433-8262 ext.3435

Lori Leahy-Basso, LMSW School Social Worker
607-433-8262 ext. 3456

Diana Rutherford, School Psychologist
607-433-8262 ext. 3430

Madison Forte, Guidance Secretary 
607-433-8262 ext. 3431

We are very excited that you will be part of Oneonta Middle School. We look forward to meeting with you!


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