*Finishing the school year strong - a resource for all students:
*Self-Care for Middle School students:
*8th grade students attending PH next year, please use the link below to view a PowerPoint presentation with helpful information about high school:
VO rising 9th grade presentation (1).pptx


*On Monday, March 30th Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" order and all schools will be closed until further notice. 
The school division will provide grab and go service for meals at Fallon Park Elementary, Round Hill Elementary, Patrick Henry High School, and William Fleming High School from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. If you cannot visit any of the sites the Governor asks that you call 2-1-1. If you have questions, please call the school at 540-853-6040 and your call will be returned within 24 hours. 

* Use this link to fill out a survey and connect with Ms. Dance  -

*During this time of school closure I am available, during school hours, to meet with parents and students for continued support and counseling services by phone or video conferencing. Please email me, or call the main office, 853-6040 to set up an appointment. Again, I will only be available during regular school hours. If you require immediate assistance beyond our normal hours, please access the resources below:

If you feel in danger of harming yourself or others, please call 911. Other resources are Carilion Connect (540-981-8181) and the National Crisis Line (1-800-784-2433). If you feel you are being physically harmed by a caregiver, you may call Roanoke City Child Protective Services at (853-2245).

*Please see the main John P. Fishwick website for information on additional food resources during this time, or reach out to me if you need assistance in this area. 

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Hello students and parents!

 My name is Kyla Dance and I am the school counseling coordinator for John P. Fishwick Middle School.

About me:

 I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and minor in Psychology. In 2010 I graduated from Radford University earning my Master's degree in Counseling and Human Development with a specific focus in School Counseling. I hold a Virginia license in school counseling grades pk-12 and spent four years working as a high school counselor before coming to Fishwick Middle School in 2014. I enjoy playing volleyball, running, hiking, watching Hokie football, and loving on my adorable but mischievous dog, Bailey.

What I do:

 Middle school years are both fun and challenging so I am here to help students and parents navigate through them. We will be addressing the academic, career, and social development of students at Fishwick through classroom guidance lessons, individual counseling, and sometimes group counseling when appropriate.

How you can see me:

Student are always welcome (with a pass) to stop by and see me as long as I am not with another student or in a meeting. Parents can call me and ask me to meet with their student. Sometimes a teacher or a principal will let me know about a student who may need my help. Parents, if you feel like you need to make an appointment to meet with me please call my office (540) 853-6459.

I am looking forward to another great year at John P. Fishwick Middle School.