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.
Last week in FLEX we talked about the importance of being thankful and showing gratitude.
It's rare that students come to me and request that I do a specific FLEX lesson, but that exact scenario played out just two weeks ago when some students told me that they were struggling with managing their anger.
The need to begin career exploration with children in early elementary has become crucial as college has become ever more expensive and more competitive and as vocational and technical careers have suffered a shortage of professionals in recent years.
Teaching young people responsibility is an important task. Children aren’t born with the ability and must learn to be accountable and act independently in ways that show respect and compassion.
Last week in our FLEX lesson, I continued our Red Ribbon Week discussion by talking about the importance of discovering your "Natural High."