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Counselor's Corner

Hello! My name is Kelly Myers aka Ms. Myers. I am excited to be your new school counselor at BAMS. I have my M.Ed in Clinical and Educational Counseling, along with a PPS credential in School Counseling.
 
My role is to help support the needs of our students and families during these ever changing times. I believe in creating an environment that fosters developmentally appropriate practices to help each student reach social, emotional and academic competencies. I value inclusion, resiliency, and individual-self confidence, allowing each student the exploration to grow into confident and mature citizens.
 

Bernice Ayer Mission Statement

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It is the mission of Bernice Ayer Middle School counseling program to promote the complete well-being and success of our students through a commitment to their social, academic, physical, and emotional health.
 
Our priority is to provide a safe, supportive and genuinely caring environment that meets the unique needs of every student.  We strive to establish an acceptable setting where students feel understood through an emphasis on multicultural understanding.  We will encourage parents to feel connected through guidance that best meet the needs of their children.
 

Our Beliefs 

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We believe that the role of the school counselor is to work in unison with parents, teachers, staff, and community partners to meet the varying needs of all students.
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BAMS BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS 
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Ms. Kelly Myers 

Ms. Kelly Myers 
 

Contact Information

........................................................Email: kmmyers@capousd.org
Schedule: M-F   8:15am-3:45pm
Main Office: 949-366-9607

Education:

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Cal State Long Beach, B.A Psychology
Azusa Pacific University, M.Ed, PPS Credential; Clinical & Educational Counseling

Proud Mentions

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BAMS CARES!
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I am proud to announce that the California PBIS Coalition has recognized BAMS for the outstanding contribution of support and care during Covid-19!
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BAMS is recognized with the highest level of implementation for our PBIS program!
 
BAMS has been recognized with the highest level of implementation for our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program in the state of California!

Family Practices

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WHAT I CAN CONTROL
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HOW PARENTS CAN HELP WHEN CHILDREN WORRY
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SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
Suicide Hotline

COUNSELING REFERRAL 

If you are concerned about a student and would like to refer them for counseling services, please complete this form.
 

Parent Resources

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CALMING ROOM WEBSITE MESSAGE
This Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.
 
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Staying Calm
 
 
 
 
 
5 TIPS ON TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
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Corona Virus Resources
SECOND STEP PARENT LINK
A hallmark of the Second Step Middle School Program is its stand-out media component. Seventy videos woven throughout the program bring lessons to life, maintaining a standard of excellence recently honored with the 2018 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Children’s Programming. Learn more here.
 
SIGNS OF SUICIDE (SOS) AND SUPPORT