Summit Program Counselor (6th, 7th, & 8th):
Counseling Coordinator/ Sunbears Team:
Audra Lancaster Boyce
Sarah_Bray, Ext. 1161
Nicolette_Bateson, Ext. 1141
Audra Lancaster Boyce, Coordinator
Audra_LancasterBoyce, Ext. 1129
Kristin_Braithwaite, Ext. 1126
Angela_Schaefer, Ext. 1135
Sarah_Thomson, Ext. 1142
Johanna_Ruhlin, Ext. 1111
Classroom Guidance Lessons:
Classroom Guidance is a developmental program of classes designed to foster students’ academic, career, and personal/social development. Classes are preventative in nature and empower students with self-knowledge, coping strategies, and life skills that will assist them in becoming problem solvers, collaborative workers, and responsible citizens.
Common Classroom Guidance Topics:
Specialty Center Information
School Wide Programs:
At Bailey Bridge Middle School we have many school wide programs to reinforce the importance of academics and our ROAR Expectations, Respect, Organization, Appropriate Behavior and Responsibility.
These include but are not limited to:
Den Time Lessons
College and Career Month
Core Values Breakfast
Student of the Month
Individual Counseling at Bailey Bridge is a one-to-one meeting with the counselor to discuss a problem or topic of interest that may be affecting their academic or social success. Friendship issues, worries, conflict resolution, difficulty coming to school, grief, and anger management are frequent issues facing middle school students.
During each one-on-one session, students might:
talk about issues that are important to them
role play various scenarios
work on a plan to reach a goal
use the counseling office as a safe place to decompress
play games to learn ways to relate to others
Referrals for students to meet with a school counselor can be made by classroom teachers, principals, parents, or through the students. Forms to see the counselor can be obtained from the teacher or outside of the counselor’s office. Parents are welcome to call or e-mail the counselor to request individual counseling for their child. Students may see a counselor at any time. However, for an extended time, parental permission must be granted for multiple sustained sessions.
Small group counseling (typically 6-12 participants) is needs-based and is usually accomplished when there is less disruption to the learning environment. Small groups provide students the opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other.