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Meet Our Guidance Counselor!


Mrs. Mary Shields
Contact me at: 304-326-7148


I received my Elementary Education Degree in Elementary Education from WVU.  After years of teaching in the classroom, I received my Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from WVU.  I am presently starting my ninth year as BMS Counselor. 
Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity.  As a counselors , I strive to work with school staff, parents/guardians, and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic achievement.   School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set sound career goals and realize their potential to become productive members of society. 




                                                             JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM at UHC                  

 The United Hospital Center’s Junior Volunteer program accepts applications to volunteer. To qualify, students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be at least 14 years old, be mature and responsible, willing to work and of good character.  

Applications can be picked up in the counselor's office or accessed at choose "Ways to Give" and "The Volunteering at UHC".  The Juniior Volunteer application link is toward the bottom of the page.  applications can be accepted throughout the Fall.  Orientation will be done on an individual basis.

Any questions, please call the Volunteer Office at 681-342-1640. 


Sylvia Hawkins, Executive Director
Big Brother Big Sisters of NCWV is a one-to-one mentoring program that is committed to providing children with positive adult mentors in Harrison, Marion,  and Monongalia Counties.  Through professionally managed one-to-one relationships, children are able to build friendships that enhance their social,   emotional, and recreational well-being. In order to be eligible for the program the child must have a clearly identified need, live within our North Central West Virginia service area, be between the ages of 6 and 15, and be capable of establishing a one-to-one relationship with a volunteer.  The parent and child must also have a desire to be in the program in order to apply.  Any questions, contact Shannon Liu, Enrollment and Matching Specialist at 304-983-2823, ext. 104.