• Counseling Office


     The mission of Hyattsville Middle School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.  



    Video:  Getting to Know Your Counselor!

    HMS Counselor's Welcome Letter

    The vision of Hyattsville Middle School Counseling Department is to advocate for students success in the academic, career, and emotional-social domains.


    Some Available Services in the Counseling office: 

    • Individual Counseling - to help students confront and solve problems that interfere with academic, career, personal/social development; this is not therapeutic in nature (short-term basis only)
    • Small Group Counseling - for students to discuss shared issues with peers
    • Crisis Counseling - in the event of an emergency
    • Student and family referrals to outside counseling or community agencies as needed
    • Advocacy - student rights
    • Peer Mediation - students helping students resolve conflict
    • PEP - Personal Education Plan for all students to help explore academic and career goals.


    Important Links:

    Service Learning Verification Form  

    Science and Tech Testing  

     Work Permit Fact Sheet 

    Work Permit  

    Daily Progress Report

    College Bound


    Please contact the appropriate counselor if you have any questions regarding our services

    Ms. Loftin - Registrar - Email: wanda.loftin@pgcps.org/ Wanda Loftin
    Ms. Potoki - Department Chair/ Grade 6 Professional School Counselor Email: shanda.potoki@pgcps.org/Shanda Potoki
    Mr. Anthony - Grade 7 Professional School Counselor - Email: wayne.anthony@pgcps.org/Wayne Anthony
    Ms. Meadows - Grade 8 Professional School Counselor -  Email: felicia.meadows@pgcps.org/ Felicia Meadows



    Please contact your child's counselor to schedule a parent/teacher conference.  

       Hyattsville Counseling Office  

    301-209- 5830 (phone)

     301-209-5846 (fax)