Michelle Watson



My name is Mrs. Watson and I am the School Counselor here at Orchard Grove Elementary.  I am looking forward to a new school year! From time to time I may send home information and resources home in Daily Folders, on FOF and will update resources on this website as well.

My contact information is:    240-236-2408 or    michelle.watson@fcps.org

The primary focus of the school counseling program is to promote and enhance learning.  Several times each year I will visit each classroom and teach lessons on:

Building Heart Power!
Character Education
Problem-solving (DEBUG)
Being an Upstander to help support others in difficult situations
Thinking before we speak (Are your words True? Helpful?, Inspiring, Necessary? and Kind?)
Career and occupational interests
Self-esteem and many other topics. 

Other services provided by me include parent and teacher consultations, and providing information and resources for parents on social/emotional issues.  I also meet with children in small groups on various topics throughout the school year.

If your child is having difficulties at school, it is important we work together to find solutions.  Our goal at OGES is to partner with you, your child and your child’s teacher.  We want to help your child start off on the right foot and stay there.