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You probably know that counselors are here to provide crisis management and guidance, but did you know that we also support students in many other ways?

We meet with students, confidentially, to problem-solve everything from homework issues and grades, to fitting in, making positive peer connections, getting along with parents or teachers, bullying or harassment, or anything else that makes Middle School challenging.

We work with teaching teams to develop goals for struggling students and to follow up with those students to support their success.

We provide preventive and proactive classroom guidance to help students be successful, with an emphasis on respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. This includes guidance aimed at limiting bullying and harassment, as well as lessons designed to help students make choices that will support their future career and life goals.

We connect our students (and their families) with community resources, including mental health counseling services.

We help our students (and their families) with the transitions into 6th grade and 9th grade.

We provide or facilitate team-building activities with classes, at teacher request.

We follow up on teacher concerns about a student’s emotional state, behavior, hygiene, academic performance, peer interactions, goals, etc.

Beth Bacon
Certified School Counselor
676-6470 ext. 4672
beth.bacon@bellinghamschools.org
M-F, 8:30—4:00

Erin Neisinger
Certified School Counselor
676-6470 ext. 4674
erin.neisinger@bellinghamschools.org
M-F, 8:30—4:00

Linda Gehrcke
Registrar & Student Services Secretary
676-6470 ext. 4671
linda.gehrcke@bellinghamschools.org
Office hours: M-F, 8:30—4:00

 

Web Links

Bellingham Public Schools Family Support Center

Catholic Community Services

Family First Aid

FAIRHAVEN CARES

Operation Parent

Raising Drug-Free Teens

Social Media Responsibility/Internet Safety

G3 Anti-Bullying Video