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    Hello, my name is Arlene Sims and I am the 6th grade counselor at WGMS.  This is my sixth year with Guilford County Schools and the WGMS family.  Before coming to Western Guilford Middle School, I worked in both a Day Treatment and Intensive In-Home program providing therapeutic services to children and their families. I have seven years experience in counseling.  I enjoy helping people through the difficult moments in their lives.  I enjoy working with young people and am looking forward to the new school year. 

    Responsibilities & Service

    As a school counselor, my responsibilities include: individual/group counseling, classroom guidance lessons (such as: bullying, communication skills, career/college readiness, and conflict resolution), Chair for our Academically Gifted students, Home/Hospial Lead, Mental Health Coordinator contact, facilitating restorative circles, conferences and mediations; and other student support services as needed.  Students are encouraged to participate in the WGMS Counseling Corner on Canvas.  Please be sure to accept the invitation to join the Canvas page. 


    My Schedule & Contact Information

    If you have scheduling questions or concerns about your child's educational/social-emotional well-being, you may reach me at 336-316-5833 (office), 336-543-0453 (Google voice), or via email at simsa@gcsnc.com.  My office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  If I can assist or answer any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.


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