• Welcome to the Echols Middle School Comprehensive Guidance Program! We have two counselors at Echols Middle School: Donora Pinkleton (6th and 7th A-J), Leah Channell (8th and 7th K-Z) and Mr. Sewell, school social worker. Click here for a digital copy of our Echols Middle School Counseling Brochure. For more information and to see what Echols is up to, visit us on facebook.


    If you need immediate help or advice please call 911.  The National Suicide Prevention Line can also help in a time of need at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Center at 205-328-5465. You can also TEXT the Crisis Line at 741741. Nothing is off limits to talk about, you can find resources, and referrals for other needs.



    - Need to report an incident to the school? Download our anonymous alert app. An administrator or counselor will look into the issue.

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    - The Trauma Informed Parent: Please take the time to learn more about how trauma affects our kids. Trauma also arrives in many different forms - often times you may not even be aware that a situation or experience resulted in trauma to a child. This article is helpful in understanding how trauma can affect our children and even cause similar behaviors that mimic other well-known diagnoses.

    - 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 your 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.