Counseling Curriculum

6th Grade

The sixth grade counseling curriculum focus is on bullying prevention. In partnership with the sixth grade language arts team, the counselor provide curriculum that includes: empathy & communication training, problem solving, decision making and student responsibility in anti- bullying strategies. This curriculum fosters safety and connectedness to the BMS community.

7th Grade

Each seventh grade student has the opportunity to take a social emotional screener. From the results of the screener, the counselor and social worker set up supports to include, individual counseling, group counseling, referrals to outside agencies, or connections to the BMS community.

8th Grade

Every 8th grade student participates in career education and is introduced the career clusters taught by the Counselors. During the career education the students take 2 interest inventories that help narrow down careers that might be appealing to them, based on their talents and skills. The students pick 3 careers they have a great interest in and research them further. Also, as part of the transition to high school the students work with BHS and BMS counselors to create a 4-year high school plan. The plan helps them to chart out which required and elective courses they will take at BHS based on their career interests and future plans.