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Counselor's Corner

     Welcome to the Collins Middle School Counseling Department 

ATTENTION: 7th GRADERS: Please Download, complete, and have parent/guardian sign the permission slip for a field trip planned for April 4th, 2019, to tour WVU-Institute of Technology, Beckley WV.  This trip is being funded by a grant we were awarded by the Educational Alliance.



ATTENTION: WV HSTA Program is ACCEPTING applications online.  RISING 8th graders can apply.  Please go check out the website for HSTA to explore the benefits and requirements.

The ONLINE FORM can be completed and submitted for students to join. IF you have an interest in the health sciences, please go check out the PROGRAM. 



ATTENTION: 7th and 8th Graders who love STEM and want to have an experience of a lifetime. Do you love math? All things science? Interested in Technology or Design? If you have a great attitude, love what I just mentioned, then please complete an application for the Governor's Science Institute.  PARENTS: Encourage your STEM loving young lady or young man to apply to compete for the spot for Fayette County.   PLEASE COMPLETE your application and get it turned into Mr. Adkins and Mrs. Richmond by FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019.

¬† ¬†Below is an important paper for 7th and 8th graders who love Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and want to have an experience you WILL NEVER FORGET. 


Our Counseling Program is here to serve all of our stakeholders:  students, staff, faculty, administration, parents, and community. We will do all we can to advantage and advocate for our students. We hope you will come to us if there is something you need help in addressing as parents, as students, as teachers.


We are here to serve.


Inside our corner, you will find help and suggestions for community resources, study guides and note-taking tools, attitudes and whatnot, something to think about (a counselor's blog), a bullying reporting form (a secure way to report what has happened to you or what you have seen happen to another student, and lastly suicide prevention, introduction to careers, links to websites designed to aid our students and help our parents.


Please sign up and enable your parent LiveGrades account. If you have questions about getting your access, contact Mr. Adkins or Mrs. Richmond.  Our number is 304-469-3711. Once you have opened your account, please email your child's teachers to let them know you are "live" and ready to communicate with us for your child's success.




Clifton Adkins, clifton.adkins@k12.wv.us   Counselor 6th and 8th grade


Kim Richmond, kimberly.s.richmond@k12.wv.us  Counselor 5th and 7th grade