BMS Counseling


Mrs. Margaret VanFossenMrs. Kara Pumper
Class of 2029 and 2030 Guidance CounselorClass of 2028 and 2031 Guidance Counselor
330-296-3849  ext. 3021330-296-3849  ext. 3020

Brown Middle School Counseling Office

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to Brown Middle School. Many new, exciting, and challenging opportunities await your child during the next four years.

Middle School years will be a special and exciting time, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Hang in there. It can also be a highly rewarding experience; a time when you and your child can cement a relationship that will last a lifetime.

Middle School is different. It is intended to be. Your child’s transition into this new environment will naturally raise many questions. We encourage you to call and/or visit us if you have any questions or apprehensions. Our common interest is to help your child develop into a productive, happy adult.

We wish your child lots of success at Brown Middle School.


What Is a Middle Schooler?

(from the Essential Middle School)

What is a middle schooler?
I was asked one day.
I knew what he was,
But what would I say?

He is noise and confusion
He is silence that is deep
He is sunshine and laughter,
Or a cloud that will weep.

He is as swift as an arrow,
He is a master of time,
He wants to be rich,
But can’t save a dime.