School Counseling Gazette

Jefferson Davis School Counseling Department

Thank You!

We wanted to give a special thanks to the teachers and staff who came to our SCAC Meeting after school last week! The results of the Needs Assessment is as followed:


Teachers and Staff

1. Communication

2. Conflict Resolution

3. Peer Mediation


Students

1. Study Skills

2. Conflict Resolution

3. Post-secondary options

What Is Bullying and What Can We Do?

What Is Bullying?

Bullying involves repeated acts of physical, emotional, or social behavior that are intentional, controlling, and hurtful. It is a learned behavior and evident as early as the age of 2. Bullying can happen through email, social media, text messages, digital video, and online chat rooms.

Direct Bullying vs. Indirect Bullying

Direct bullying includes hitting, kicking, and making insults or threats. This is usually seen and felt readily. Indirect bullying, such as excluding someone from a group of friends or spreading rumors, is more difficult to identify and remedy. Boys are more likely to partake in direct bullying while girls are most likely to be engaged in indirect.
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What Can We Do?

  • Increase awareness of everyone at school (students, staff, and parents) toward bullying problems.
  • Assess the scope of the problem.
  • Identify both the children who are bullying and the children who are being bullied
  • Intervene in a timely manner with clear and consistent consequences for the child who is bullying and with support and protection for the child who is being bullied.
  • Reward pro-social behavior of all students
  • Refer students to the School Counselor before the situation becomes physical

8th Grade Transition Night

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 6pm

Jefferson Davis Middle School, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Jacksonville, FL

Please make students aware of this amazing opportunity for parents or guardians to come speak with the school counselors and accelerated program representatives from the surrounding High Schools. Students from Ed White, Robert E. Lee and Paxton are confirmed to come speak with students about what High School has to offer!


**Please listen to announcements for further information**

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Peer Mediation

The School Counseling Department is proud to announce that the Peer Mediation program will continue this year!


Students will need to have three references from teachers or staff to apply to be a mediator. Then, they will need to be interviewed by our panel.


If you know of any students who would be perfect candidates for a peer conflict resolution program, please e-mail Ms. Bloomfield or Ms. Tandy.

As always, You Know Where to Find Us!

Ms. Tandy

6th Grade and 7th Grade M-Z

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Ms. Bloomfield

7th Grade A-L and 8th Grade

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