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Counselor Resources

Mrs. Tracy Williford, Middle School Counselor

At Bethany Middle School we strive to help students develop academically, socially, and emotionally by teaching the importance of being productive, prompt, polite, and prepared. Students attend weekly grade-level guidance lessons where they learn about empathy, kindness, study skills, bullying, and many other important and timely topics. I take the time early in the school year to get to know each student personally and continually encourage them to visit my office if they are ever in need of guidance or just need someone to talk to. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Each year we celebrate Red Ribbon Week in our schools by making posters, wearing ribbons, reciting pledges, and giving prizes. Hopefully, the real message isn’t lost in all of the hype.

As a parent the things you say and do have a tremendous influence on the decisions your child makes, especially when it comes to the use of drugs and alcohol.

If you're experiencing frustration with the alien that used to be your sweet son or daughter, the information provided in this article will at least give you the reassurance that the behavior is normal, expected, and unavoidable.

Respect is defined as a deep feeling of admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities or achievements. Here at BMS we value Respect.

This week’s FLEX lesson for our MS students will discuss what gossiping is and how harmful it can be to someone’s feelings and reputation. I’ll explain some reasons why people spread gossip, including being jealous, wanting to impress others, and wanting to make themselves look good by making someone else look bad, and
I’ll inform students that research shows us that students who participate in the gossiping struggle with low self-esteem.

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