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SAMS Guidance Department

Welcome to FMS Counseling Corner

FMS counseling department is comprised of Kristian Novak and Beth Monyak, both licensed in the state of Ohio as school counselors. Our site will give you an overview of the services we offer to students, staff and parents on a daily basis. Each student faces unique challenges that have an impact on their academic achievement. We are here to support our students as they transition through the middle school years. 

One of the ways we meet student needs is through short term counseling. If your child is experiencing difficulties navigating their day, please let one of us know. We would be happy to help. 

Mental Health Services

If a child needs more in depth counseling than what we can offer, we have partnered with an outside agency to have a mental health therapist on board at FMS. This program is supported by the Lorain County Board of Mental Health to offer individual and group therapy to students. Your child has the ability to see a mental health therapist during the school day, as many families have outside commitments that could interfere with treatment. Please talk to Mrs. Novak or Mrs. Sullivan for information on this successful partnership!

Power School Parent Accounts

Each student has a power school account that connects directly to the teacher’s gradebook. Did you know that as a parent you also can have an account??? You can even link all of your children’s accounts…even if they are in different buildings. Please contact the office if you would like a parent account to monitor your child’s grades. You can also email one of us at [email protected] or [email protected] to request this service. 

Student Academics

In addition to our CORE academic classes, we offer numerous electives for your child to explore different types of subjects.

In the spring of each year, in conjunction with the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, we offer a practice ACT. This exam is a great way for your child to experience taking this test without it impacting their college and career choices. There is a fee for this testing and typically is given at the ESC in Elyria. Please contact one of the counselors if you are interested. Announcements will also be made in school as the date approaches. 


Emergency Crisis Line: Available 24/7

Any student or staff member who needs help coping with a crisis can now text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a free crisis counselor.


Mrs. Kristian Novak 
(440) 986-70201 ext. 3503
Mrs. Beth Monyak
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3130
Ms. Deanna Watts, LSW, LSSW 
Social Worker
Ms. Ashley Blair, LSW
Social Worker

Mrs. Debbie Urbansky
(440) 986-7021 ext.3515
[email protected]


Parent Resources and Student Wellness

FMS is proud to partner with Firelands Counseling and Recovery. To view additional information on student health and wellness please click here.