Guidance

Welcome to BMS Guidance Department-
Mrs. Blake: grades 5&7
Ms. Mercier: grades 6&8

Guidance is a school-wide resource and support service for students, parents, and fellow educators. We strive to promote student success through academic achievement, social and individual learning, and career development.
The Belmont Middle School guidance program consists of two Guidance counselors: Jody Mercier, M.Ed. grades 6&8 and Annette Blake, M.Ed. grades 5&7 each guidance counselor offers a variety of services for our students. Services include: individual counseling, group counseling, academic advice, behavior planning, crisis counseling and peer mediation training.  Our mission is to support the personal, academic, and social development of our students.

How do we help?
Our goal is to focus primarily on addressing the developmental needs of all students. Ms. Mercier and Mrs. Blake work with all students through classroom guidance. Our lessons consists of bully and teasing prevention,developing friendship skills, dealing with peer pressure, improving self image, ethics and values, goal setting and career exploration. Parents and teachers can request individual guidance sessions for their child or student. Guidance will consult with parents, teachers, and administration to insure that all of the adults working with your child are collaboratively working together.

How do  you get  this support for your  child?
You may call the guidance department at 267-9220 or e-mail us at jmercier@sau80.org or ablake@sau80.org . We are happy to consult with you regarding any concerns you may have about your child. We want to help make your child’s middle school experience the best it can be.

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