Welcome to the School Counseling Department
Professional School Counselor: Donna Cole, M.Ed.


I am truly honored and excited to continue my role at M.V.E.S. since the school opened in 1995!

School Counseling

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program to prepare all students as successful, lifelong learners to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Our program promotes the academic, social-emotional, and career development competencies of our entire diverse student population. School Counselors are a collaborative partnership with students, staff, parents, school division and community in an atmosphere of optimism, support, safety, and respect for all.

School Counseling Mission Statement
School Counseling Vision Statement 
School Counseling Beliefs Statement

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being.  If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to Student Support Services.  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline                                                        703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)               1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)         741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline   703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board               703.792.7800 (western PWCS)  
 Food Helpline 703-794-4668