EMS School Counselor Page


For the most up-to-date guidance announcements, please access your child’s course in Canvas titled, “Guidance Class of 2027” or whichever graduating class to which your child belongs. 



Welcome to the middle school counseling site for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Notice the tabs across the top for NEWS, ACADEMICS, CAREERS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and TESTING.  If you don’t find what you are searching for, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   tricia.anderson@eastern.k12.in.us

Middle school guidance information will be e-mailed to parents in the form of electronic quarterly newsletters through Skyward.  Please make sure we have your updated e-mail address in Skyward.

Thank you,

Tricia Anderson, Middle School Counselor


Important Guidance Dates Fall 2022

August 2:  1st Day of School

August 8:  Schedule Change Deadline

August 15 – September 19:  Grade Level NWEA/MAP Testing

August 31:  End of midterm

September 5:  Labor Day – No School

September 19 – 23:  Indiana College Go! Week

October 4:  End of 1st 9 Week Grading Period

October 13:  E-Learning Day & Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 14 – 21:  Fall Break

November 2:  End of 12 Weeks for Rotating Exploratory Classes

November 23 – 25:  Thanksgiving Break

December 15 – 16:  Final Exams

December 16:  End of 1st Semester

**Access your parent Skyward account for your child’s grades and homework.  If you need your login information, please contact the middle school office at 628-5030**

Use the Rose-Hulman Homework Hotline as a resource for math and science homework help.  It really works and the college students on the other end are very helpful.

 Middle School Bell Schedule

Period 1                     8:05 – 8:53

Period 2                    8:57 – 9:45

Period 3                    9:49 – 10:37

Advisory/Lunch     10:37 – 11:37

Period 4                   11: 41 – 12:29

Period 5                    12:33 – 1:21

Period 6                    1:25 – 2:13

Period 7                    2:17 – 3:10

Importance of Freshman Year GPA – PowerPoint

College & Career Readiness

College Go! Week 2022

Indiana Career Explorer and Learn More Indiana are a must for parents and students.  These sites are specific to Indiana students and offer everything you need to know regarding high school graduation requirements, four-year high school planning, scholarship opportunities, career assessments, career and college profiles, SAT/ACT testing tips, and so much more!!  Students can also opt to keep an electronic version of the four-year plan and guidance portfolio on Indiana Career Explorer.

KACC offers programs designed to train high school students for technical jobs in the workplace of tomorrow.

My Road from the College Board is a comprehensive resource for career decision making and education.  Students can determine their personality types, explore college majors and careers.  This is a FREE service to students who took the PSAT.

The Office of Career and Technical Education site allows students to view 4-year high school plans for careers in which they have an interest.

America’s Career InfoNet is an excellent career resource library. Find high growth industries and   job opportunities, identify options and plan your education.

Best Jobs U.S.A.  Employment Review Magazine


The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information. Find information here on education, earnings, job descriptions, and job markets in each state.

Take a guided tour of Planning a Career. On this tour, you can find out how to choose a career and how to reach your career goal. You will also pick up useful tips on job hunting, resume writing and job interviewing techniques.

Military Careers
Find one of 4,100 careers in the Military. Military service people often enter the civilian world as highly experienced and sought-after candidates.


Students in grades 7 and 8 can apply for the 21st Century Scholars scholarship program.  If you qualify for this program, you can get up to four years of undergraduate college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college or university.

Click the link below to learn more about the program and to APPLY ONLINE.
21st Century Scholars Online Application


6th, 7th & 8th GRADE ILEARN TESTING DATES 2022-2023

Exact dates for each grade level will be communicated at a later date, but here is the general testing window.

ILEARN Grades 6, 7, 8

April 17, 2023 – May 12, 2023