• Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Today's Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology at DuVal High School Open House Information Session is rescheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. Please email dhsaero@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions.

    Miércoles, 21 de marzo, 2018 - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ingeniería Aeroespacial y Tecnología Aeronáutica para la Escuela Superior DuVal, programada para hoy, será reprogramada para el lunes, 26 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a dhsaero@pgcps.org

  • Lessons, Events, and Activities

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    My name is Mrs. Roshanda Sandy, and I am a new school counselor at Apple Grove Elementary School. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you know about the services I will provide to your students through my counseling program. My primary goal is to enhance the academic, career, and personal-social knowledge of all students. I will provide a variety of counseling services, including classroom lessons and group and individual sessions.

    Classroom Lessons

    I will present lessons at least twice a month in each classroom about character education. Lessons will focus on responsibility, respect, caring, trust, and citizenship. In addition, I will instruct students on various topics that have been determined by the staff as an academic, career, or personal-social need for the students.

    Group Counseling

    I will offer opportunities for students to participate in a group counseling session. The needs of the students will determine the type of groups that I will provide. Some of the topics that I may cover are study skills, social skills, stress management, divorce, grief, anger management, and motivation. Please contact me if you feel that your child would benefit from a small support group environment.

    Individual Counseling

    In order to help the students who may be experiencing a personal crisis, I will also provide individual counseling services. Students can refer themselves to counseling. If your child is experiencing a personal crisis, please keep me updated so that I can meet with them on an individual basis. In addition to these services, I will be sending home a quarterly newsletter including interesting articles and tips for you. I plan to organize several activities for parents during the school year. In the Spring I will have a sixth-grade parent night focusing on the transition into middle school. I would also appreciate any ideas that you might have as I prepare my parent program.

     If you have any questions, comments, or feedback please feel free to contact me at 301-449-4966 or via email at roshanda.sandy@pgcps.org. I look forward to working with you in the future.


    Roshanda Sandy

    Professional School Counselor

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