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School Counseling Department




Woodland Middle School Counselors-  Ms. Dina Donato and Mrs. Molly Van Etta

(To contact Ms. Donato or Mrs. Van Etta,

click on Staff on the right, then on each name.)


Below are a few of the duties and responsibilities of the counseling job here at WMSE:


  • Individual Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Assists with the lead test coordinator for the End of Grades(Milestones) Testing
  • Identifies and informs 7th grade students who qualify for the Duke University Talent Identification Program
  • Identifies and informs students who qualify for the new Georgia REACH Scholarship Program
  • Coordinates Backpack Buddies
  • Is the contact with The Etowah Chapter of the Bartow County Daughters of the American Revolution to assist in the selection of a ‘well-rounded’ 8th grade student to be recognized at annual luncheon.
  • Is the contact for the Cartersville Optimist Club to assist in the selection of an ‘outstanding’ 8th grade student to be recognized at a yearly breakfast.
  • Organizes the Mentor Program alongside the Bartow Mentor Program
  • Assists with the Registration process for our 8th grade to the High School
  • Plans and organizes the 5th grade Transition to our middle school
  • Assists in the planning and organizing of the new 6th Grade Parent Night in the Fall each year
  • Posts all nine weeks honor rolls lists
  • Plans and organizes the First Semester ‘All A’ Social
  • Plans and organizes our Annual Awards Day
  • Organizes, supervises, and trains our Woodland Middle Ambassadors
  • Assists with our bimonthly Advisement
  • Consults with parents, teachers, staff and many outside agencies
  • Organizes and coordinates the Teacher of the Year selection
  • Contributes to the monthly school newsletter
  • Attends county wide counselor meetings
  • Attends the Northwest Georgia RESA Counselor Consortiums
  • Liaison to many outside agencies’ information to distribute out to our school via social media
  • Refers to community agencies