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Meet Your Counseling Department Staff
Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Registration Information

Withdrawal Information
Transcript Request


  Welcome to the Counseling Department!


Meet Your Counseling Department Staff


Counseling Office
Welcome to the Maurice J. McDonough High School Counseling Department.
7165 Marshall Corner Road
Pomfret, MD 20675
Phone Number 301-392-5510
FAX Number 301-934-8005

Main Office Hours                               Counseling Office Hours
Monday – Friday                                 Monday – Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM                             7:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Counseling Department's Mission
The high school counselors' mission is to empower all students to reach their full potential in academic, social/emotional, and career/technical development while instilling the values of high expectations, life long learning, appreciation of diversity, and responsible citizenship.

Counseling Department Staff

A - F Counselor and Department Chair: Michelle Gilliam, NCC, NCSC
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Telephone extension: 155020

G - M Counselor: Paul Guillion 
Email address: TBA
Telephone extension: 155021

N - Z Counselor: Virgil Barrow 
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Telephone extension: 155019

SAIL Counselor: Sara Brewer 
Email address: TBA
Telephone extension: 155018

College and Career Advisor: Wanda Welch
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Telephone extension: 155024

Counseling Secretary : Linda Ehman
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Telephone extension: 5510

Student Data Accounting Technician: Andrea Anderson
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Telephone extension: 155023

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Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
Counselors are available to facilitate conferences involving parents/guardians, students and classroom teachers. Prior to requesting a conference, parents/guardians should:

Check ParentVUE and communicate directly with the classroom teacher(s) via phone or email. In many cases questions or concerns can be satisfactorily addressed expeditiously.

If direct contact with the teacher does not alleviate the concern, parents/guardians should contact their child's counselor directly (by phone or email) to request a parent/teacher/student conference. Conferences are scheduled during the times listed below and are scheduled at least 24 hours after the date of request. 

Days and Times for Conferences
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m - 7:20 a.m.
* Conferences with four (4) or less staff members
OR
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
* Conferences with any amount of staff members


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Registration Information

 

Parents/guardians are asked to complete the registration forms online, print all pages, and bring to the registration appointment. The forms are available here. Appointments are required, so please call ahead to schedule. It generally takes approximately one hour to complete the registration. 

 

Items that must be presented at the time of registration include:

  • Photo ID - parent/guardian
  • Two (2) current proofs of domicile within the Maurice J. McDonough High School attendance zone
  • Immunization record
  • Birth certificate
  • Academic record from school previously attended (most recent report card and transcript)
  • Copy of your child's IEP or 504 (if applicable)

In most cases, your child will be able to begin school the day after registration. 
Please note that the following circumstances will require you to visit the Board of Education prior to registering your child at Maurice J. McDonough:
* You are currently living with someone within the Maurice J. McDonough High School attendance zone and proofs of domicile are only in their name.
* Your child is in foster care and services originated outside of Charles County
* Your child recently came to the United States of America and you have a transcript from another country.

Hours for Enrollment

Monday-Friday

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

by appointment only

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Withdrawal Information

Parents/guardians wishing to withdraw their children from Maurice J. McDonough High School must do so in person in the counseling department. We encourage parents/guardians to give the counseling department secretary a two school day notice of the withdrawal. Parents/guardians must:

Submit a completed school withdrawal/transfer form
Provide photo identification (students can only be withdrawn by their biological parent or legal guardian)
Prior to their last day of school attendance, students must:
Return all school issued books, equipment, uniforms
Pay any debts or fines to the cafeteria, library, or school
At the time of withdrawal the parent/guardian will receive:

 

Proof of the withdrawal, which will include transfer grades (grades can only be available if the two school day notice is given)
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of immunization record
Copy of current schedule
Proof of enrollment in new school
All other records will be given directly to the school after a request of records is received in our office.
Hours for Withdrawal
Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Transcript Request


Students requesting a copy of their transcript must:
Print and complete the transcript request form
Submit the completed form and the transcript fee ($2 per copy) to the counseling office secretary
Allow five school days for the processing of all transcript requests

Electronic transcripts and transcripts for scholarship applications are free of charge.

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will receive a free, unofficial copy of their transcript suring the first marking period each school year. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to check the accuracy of their academic record. 

Transcripts are kept on file at the school for four (4) years following the date of graduation. For older transcipts, please contact the Office of Student Services at (301) 932-6610.

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