Welcome to the Ford Middle School Counselors website.

     Debra Day                                             Heather Youngquist

     7th Grade Counselor 2019-20            8th Grade Counselor 2019-20

     972-360-4137                                      972-360-4142

     debra.day@allenisd.org                      heather.youngquist@allenisd.org

    Please e-mail your grade counselor with questions or concerns.
                      New to AISD
    Derrick Sledge MS, LCDC, LPC-S
    AISD Middle School Support Counselor
    972-727-0340; Ext.: 9041
    Your grade level counselor may refer your student to Mr. Sledge for extra support
    He might contact you for your student to join a support group during the school year
    Our Mission - To provide a comprehensive, developmental
    counseling program addressing the academic, career and
    personal/social development of all students. 



    Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21st - 25th



    Healthy Relationships Guidance

    8th graders completed in September

    7th graders will complete October 31st




    S.O.S. Guidance (Signs of Suicide)

    8th grade completed in September

    7th grade will complete in November




    Veterans Day Assemby

    Nov. 11th Starts at 9:45am




    Early Release Nov. 22nd

    Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25th - 29th




    Teen Screen for 7th & 8th Graders

    Coming December 3rd and 4th

    More information will come in Nov.



    Early Release Dec. 20th

    Winter Break Dec. 23rd - Jan. 6th 



    AIM for Success Guidance - Abstinence Program

    Parent Meeting Jan. 7th 6pm FMS Cafeteria

    Student Program through ELA classes

    Friday Jan. 10th





    Information - Confidentiality
    While it is important that a student’s conversations with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality
    does have its limitations. According to the American School Counselor Association’s Ethical Standards for School
    Counselors, counselors must “keep information confidential unless legal requirements demand that confidential
    information be revealed or a breach is required to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to the student”  
    (American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2010).
    The most frequent type of breaches include a student verbalizing the following:

    1)      Verbal, Physical or Sexual Abuse

    2)      Neglect

    3)      A desire to harm him/herself

    4)      A desire to harm someone else

    5)      An unreported sexual assault