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.
In last week's FLEX lesson, I talked to students about how their brains are entering a new phase of development that won't end until they reach their mid-to-late twenties. I explained that this isn't an excuse for them to get away with all the crazy things, but it is information that they should know about their own developing ability to control impulses, plan ahead, and act with empathy.
Last week's FLEX lesson continued our introduction to career choices.
In last week's FLEX lesson, I talked about very important character trait -- Integrity.
In our FLEX lesson last week we talked about Empathy. I explained to students what Empathy is and what it is not.
Teenage friendships can be wonderful or full of drama and sometimes both.