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     Lakeside Student Support Page


    Lakeside Middle School Counselors


    Trivette Lipscomb

    6th Grade Counselor 


    Extension - 431003


    Elizabeth Lloyd 

    7th Grade Counselor


     Extension - 431007


    Kristen Woddail

    8th Grade Counselor


    Extension - 431005


    Suzanne Redmond

    Registrar & Data Clerk - Attendance


    Extension - 431001



    Lakeside Counseling Department Mission Statement

    The mission of Lakeside Middle School’s Counseling Department is to support and foster the personal, academic, and career development of all students to prepare them for success in a rapidly changing global community.


     Middle School Counselors

    The Counselors seek to provide services for students, parents, teachers and school staff that will help to develop the many areas of a student's needs, including personal, social and educational development.

    The School Counselors are available to all students and parents and help to ensure that the students acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed in educational planning, career development, and personal/social development in preparation for meaningful participation in a complex, changing world.

    Expectations play a major role in helping students be successful.  Research suggests that if parents and teachers hold high expectations for children, they usually live up to them.  The following tips will help parents learn how to expect the best from their children and get it!

    • Emphasize the importance of attending school
    • Help your child set goals and achieve them
    • Expect your child to try his/her best
    • Always focus on the positive
    • Be consistent about studying and completing homework
    • Take time to talk, listen, and be there for your child

    Counselors provide the following to students:

    • Individual and group counseling
    • Classroom guidance
    • Reviewing of test results to analyze achievement and potential
    • Information for future planning to students
    • Confidentiality
    • Consultations with parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals
    • Coordination of services for students both inside and outside the school
    • Workshops for parents and teachers
    • Help to children with emotional crises
    • Facilitation of better peer relationships
    • Encouragement to students to recognize and make the best use of their abilities
    • Assistance to parents and teachers in helping children
    • Prevention of major problems before they occur




    **The uncertainty of our current health crisis along with changes to schedules and lives, may increase stress and anxiety in children. Please utilize the resources attached below for guidance on having conversations with your child about Coronavirus. If you have an elevated concern regarding your child’s emotional state or have a need for additional assistance, please feel free to contact your child’s assigned counselor. 


    Rest assured we are here to support our students, parents, and greater community as needed. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to your Lakeside Counseling Team or School Social Worker. **

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    Student Self-Care Tips for Virtual Learning (PDF Version)



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    For Questions Regarding Enrollment:

    Please contact the Student Registration and Records Department at 678-947-0863 ext. 0 to schedule an appointment to register your child (calls will be returned within 24 business hours).  The Registration Department is located at 1140 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040.  More information can be found at https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/enroll at the student registration link. 




    The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer Unit and Forsyth County Schools' Safety Department work together to provide Campus Crime Stoppers, which provides an avenue for students to submit anonymous tips about non-urgent illegal activities such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs, possession of weapons or information about crimes that are being planned on their schools' campus. 
    Submit a Campus Crime Stopper Anonymous Tip by:
    • TEXT to CRIMES (274637), Start message with FCSS
    • CALL 770.205.4625

    Please do your part to assure the safety of yourself and your classmates. If someone brings drugs, a gun, knife or any other weapon to school, we want to know.

    You can remain completely anonymous while furnishing information that could prevent someone from harming themselves or others.


    Emergencies Dial 911 




Last Modified on July 24, 2023