• School Supply List- Click Here!

    Please see the attached file for the correct version of the 2019-2020 suply list.  An older version was accidently sent home in the August newsletter. The supply list sent home in the June newsletter is accurate.  




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  • Our Mission

    The Michael E. Smith Middle School Counseling department is founded on the belief that each student is a unique individual who is capable of growing into a responsible, independent, and contributing member of the classroom and larger society.  The mission of the MESMS Counseling department is to facilitate the development and empowerment of all students in academic, career, and personal-social areas through a developmental approach.  Our School Counselors work proactively with all students in an effort to maximize student potential and achievement.  They are professional educators who advocate for equity, access, and success through collaborative efforts with students, staff, parents/guardians, and the larger community. 



 School Counseling Staff

Phone: 413-538-5074


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. David Gallagher, dgallagher@shschools.com Ms. Melissa Lake, M.ED, CAGS, mmlake@shschools.com Ms. Sara Cunningham, MSW, LICSW, scunningham@shschools.com

School Counseling Staff


MESMS Guidance Counselor: Melissa Lake, grades 5-8

MESMS Adjustment Counselors: Sara Gardner, grades 5 and 6; David Gallagher, grades 7 and 8