GUIDANCE PHONE: (860) 870-6072
Registration Information at Vernon Center Middle School
After the Request Form is received by VCMS guidance office, Evelyn Simler, Administrative Assistant for Guidance will be in touch with you within one (1) school day to schedule an appointment.
Per Vernon Public Schools Superintendent, the REQUIRED items are needed to register student:
The student's parent/legal guardian must sign a "Release of Records" form allowing VCMS to request and receive information from the current/previous school. It is important that the current/previous school be made aware of the student's intention to transfer schools, and be given the opportunity to complete formal withdrawal procedures (return books, receive current grades at time of withdrawal, and other final arrangements).
Registration packets for the regular school year include the following materials which must be completed and returned to the school:
Record Registration Form (provides biographical information regarding the student)
Registration packets for the regular school year include the following materials for parents/guardians to keep:
Miss Kim Sass
Current Position: School Counselor,Grade 6
M.S. in School Counseling from Central Connecticut State University
Mrs. Hillary Berard
Current position: School counselor, grade 6
Degrees/Certifications: BA in Psychology from Virginia Tech
Professional History: Mrs. Berard began her career working for several years as a middle school guidance counselor in Woodstock. She then spent the next 9 years working in the community at a residential treatment facility in Durham, counseling victimized youth in Waterbury, and as supervisor of therapeutic foster care in Manchester. Mrs. Berard came to Vernon Public Schools in 2002 and has held several positions including Behavior Coach and School Counselor. She joined the VCMS team in 2016.
Extracurricular Activities: Mrs. Berard enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters. She loves the beach, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Mrs. Julie Bilyak
Current Position: School Counselor, Grade 8
M.S. from Westfield State University
M.S. from Central CT State University
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High School Options:
Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Road
Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 870-6050
Information for students entering high school for the 2016-2017 school year should be available some time during January 2015. Counselors from RHS will be coming to VCMS during the school day to explain about the high school and give an overview with regard to 9th grade class selection. The exact date for this visit has not yet been scheduled. Grade 8 Orientation/Open House Night at Rockville High School - TBD
Agriculture Education Program @ Rockville High School
Agricutural Education is a Regional Program at Rockville High School serving the towns of Bolton, East Windsor, Ellington, Manchester, Somors, South Windsor, Stafford, Tolland, Union, and Vernon.
Content: Animal Science, Natural Resouces, Environmental Studies, Agricultural Mechanics, Aquaculture, Greenhouse Production, Floral Production, Veterinary Science
Skills: Public Speaking, Teamwork, Collaboration, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Presentation Skills, Career Exploration, Portfolio Development
Information Session at VCMS for interested 8th grade students:
Students should sign up in the Guidance Office.
Open House for interested students takes place in the Fall at the Ag Center at RHS. Meet the staff. Enjoy a self-guided tour. View student demonstrations. Applications are due to the VCMS guidance office in early December. VCMS will attach the required report card and CMT scores and then forward the completed application to the Agriculture Education Office by the official deadline. http://vernonpublicschools.org/agricultural-education
Howell Cheney Technical High School
791 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: (860) 649-5396
Specific information and applications for students entering high school for the 2016-2017 school year will soon be available in the VCMS guidance office or directly via the Cheney Tech website. Applications can be downloaded and printed from the following link:
There will be Information Session at VCMS for interested 8th grade students. Students should sign up in the Guidance Office. Applications are are due to the VCMS guidance office one week prior to the Cheney deadline. This allows for the counselors to complete page 4 of the application and gather the necessary school records to send to Cheney Tech. Specific deadline TBA. http://www.cttech.org/cheney/
A.I. Prince Technical High School
401 Flatbush Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 951-7112, FAX: (860) 951-152
Specific information and applications for students entering high school for the 2016-2017 school year will soon be available in the VCMS guidance office or directly via the Prince Tech website at http://www.cttech.org/PRINCE/School-Counseling-Admissions/index.htm
Mission Of The Department: The Vernon Center Middle School Guidance Department strives to accomplish the Vernon Center Middle School Mission Statement. The ideals embodied in the school's mission statement are shared by the counseling department and therefore serves as the mission for the counseling department. Noting this, the VCMS Counseling Department is "committed to provide an atmosphere and program that offer students sound academic, social, artistic, and emotional growth and transition from elementary school to high school. We are devoted to helping every student achieve his/her maximum individual potential recognizing that this goal requires the collective best efforts of the staff, the student, the parent, and the community at large. We encourage students to cultivate a respect for themselves and others and to make positive personal choices and decisions."
Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement
The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.