Bob Gambarelli

Director of Student Services

JMHS Counseling &
Student Services

Gambarelli's Counseling Newsletter


Madison HS, May 2015 Counseling Newsletter

August 21, 2015

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!  This letter contains information regarding the opening of school, our Student Services Team, Academic Schedules, Madison Kick-Off Festival and the Orientation for New Students in grades 10-12.


School begins on September 8, 2015 at 8:10 AM and ends at 2:55 PM.  Our first day of school will be a ‘Plaid Day’, during which all seven periods will meet.  Block scheduled classes begin on Sept. 9—a “Black” day (periods 2, 3, 4, and 6.)  Lunch will be held each day through either 4th or 5th period.  On the first day of school, students should report to those classes as well, to receive their lunch assignments. 




Students’ Last Names






Ms. Susan Robeson, Acting Principal



Mr. Yusef Azimi, Assistant Principal



Mr. John Kenny, Assistant Principal
Mr. Steven Plunkett, Assistant   Principal                                       





Ms. Amy Coleman, Assistant Principal



Ms. Meghan Foley, Dir. of Student Activities



Mr. Bob Gambarelli, Dir.  of Student Services





Student Services is excited about the upcoming fall. There have been several staff changes since last year. Matt Murray has retired and will be replaced by Ashley Anderson, who is a Madison alumnus. Lenore Gallucci is replacing Nada Madrid, who is taking another year of maternity leave. Ms. Gallucci has been working with those same students since last November. Brandy Buckley, who has previously been a counselor at Madison, is returning, and will be substituting for Samantha Morick, who is also taking a year’s maternity leave. Below is the contact information for our counselors (per student’s last name):


Ms. Cynthia Coogan                 A- CAR


Ms. Brandy Buckley               CAS-ES


Mr. Alex Gorman               ET-HEN


Ms. Lenore Gallucci            HEO-LAM


Ms. Tonya Lathom              LAN-MOO



Ms. Erin Kennedy          MOP-RIN


Ms. Ashley Anderson           RIO-SWA


Mr. Tim Buckley                SWB-Z


Please click on the link for a more detailed description of the Madison HS Counseling program 


Academic Schedules


When you receive your schedule on Sept. 1, please check it carefully for seven (7) classes.  No changes will be made to your student’s schedule until after it is received on Sept. 1. After that, questions in reference to your child’s class schedule can be entertained by emailing the counselor, which is the most efficient manner in which to address scheduling issues.  However, please do not contact them to request a specific teacher. Also keep in mind that the deadline for Elective class changes is Tuesday, September 15. ALL changes are on a “space available” basis only.


Beginning this year parents will have access to Parent View, which among other things will allow you to view your student’s grades in real time.  However, you need to sign up for it with the following link


Senior dues are $135; submit check payable to James Madison High School. These dues pay for graduation related expenses – diploma covers, cap and gown, and other expenses associated with the senior year.  Graduation will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:30 PM, at Robinson Secondary School’s field house.

School Health Room

Our school health aide will be available on Sept. 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the health room to receive medications from parents. All medication forms are available on the FCPS web site or may be picked up in Madison’s Main Office.

Fall Kick-Off Festival

Madison’s Fall Kick Off Festival, for students, parents and community members, will be held from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Students will pick up their class schedules during this event.  Extra-curricular activities, clubs, and athletic teams will have booths with information, games, food, and items to sell.  Please bring your checkbook, as many of the activities/tests, etc. with associated fees associated be represented. Come see all that Madison High School has to offer! 

New Student Orientation

Students in grades 10-12 entering Madison High School for the first time are invited to attend the New Student Orientation on Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Ninth grade students who were not able to attend the Warhawk Flight School are also welcome to attend.  The program runs from 9:00 – 10:30 AM and begins in Warhawk Hall.  Attending the orientation activity will afford you the opportunity to become familiar with Madison.  Transportation is not provided.  

Go Warhawks!  Beat Oakton!  

Friday, September 4, at 7:30 PM, is our opening football game at Oakton HS.   Please come out and support the Madison Warhawks as we open the 2015-16 football season against the Cougars of Oakton High School!


PSAT– October 14, 2015.  

All students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test) on Wednesday, October 14.  FCPS will pay the cost of the test for 9th and 10th graders.   The cost for students in grade 11 who want their test scored is $17.   Please make sure your check, payable to James Madison High School, indicates the student’s name and PSAT Test. All juniors are expected to have their test scored, as this is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Eleventh grade students receiving Free or Reduced lunch services should bring their letter of documentation from FCPS to their counselor to receive a fee waiver.  This will be a half day for the students.

The JMHS 2015-16 calendar of main events (testing, report cards, counseling nights, etc.) is posted on Madison’s website, This calendar does not include any athletic events.  For information on the athletic teams, games, and events please visit

Madison Counseling & Student Services has posted several tidbits on our Facebook page to help keep students and parents informed about upcoming events, reminders and student services information.  Click on Madison Counseling and  Student Services  to view our page (you don’t need to be a Facebook member to view our postings).  However, IF you are a member, please choose to “LIKE” us and “SHARE” this page.


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Bob Gambarelli
Director of Student Services