Welcome to the Echols Middle School Comprehensive Guidance Program! We have two counselors at Echols Middle School: Donora Pinkleton and Leah Channell. Click here for a digital copy of our Echols Middle School Counseling Brochure. For more information and to see what we are up to, visit us on facebook.If you need immediate help or advice, please call either the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255 OR the Crisis Center Teen Link at 205-328-5465. Nothing is off limits to talk about, you can find resources, and referrals for other needs.- 8th graders - Start preparing for high school now by learning and understanding what your GPA is. Your Grade Point Average starts in 9th grade and does not stop accumulating until you graduate. Take each class seriously to boost that GPA as high as possible. Click here for more information about GPAs.- Upcoming 6th grade students - helpful resources about moving up to middle school can be found at PBS Kids or Kids Health. Its not as scary as it seems. The number one skill you can work on is ORGANIZATION! It will help you become and stay successful in middle school and beyond.