Counselor's Connect

Fall 2019

Dear Bull Run Community,

The counseling department has had a busy first quarter! Below are important dates ahead, quarter 1 highlights, and our department members & roles. We hope you find this information useful!


The Bull Run Middle School Counseling Department

Important Dates Ahead

December 9 Deadline to apply for The Center for Performing Arts Specialty Program at Colgan high school

January 27 Parent and Staff Coffee "Vaping Awareness" Guest Speaker: Mallory Knight

February 1 Deadline to apply for all PWCS Specialty programs except Colgan H.S (see above)

February 11, 12 Battlefield High School Course Selection-Library

High School Specialty Programs

For information on PWCS High School Specialty Programs and dates for information sessions, please go to:

Jim Mudd, supervisor for specialty programs at PWCS's Office of Student Learning, presented at Bull Run Middle School on October 24th. If you missed out, you can view this presentation on the Bull Run Middle School Facebook page:

Quarter 1 Highlights

Quarter 1 Parent Presentation

On October 1, Tori Stone presented "The Teenage Brain." If you missed the presentation, the power point is available here:

What’s My Teenager Thinking BRMS 10.1.19.pptx

Quarter 1 School Counseling Classroom Lessons

For a copy of school counseling presentations, please email your child's grade level counselor.

6th Grade

Technology Choices and Consequences

7th Grade

Pause Before You Post

Academic Caree Planning

8th Grade

Transition to High School/Specialty Programs

The Future You - RIASEC Assessment and Career Clusters

School Counseling Department Staff

Student concerns should be directed to grade level counselors first. If you are unable to reach the grade level counselor and there is an urgent or time sensitive need, please contact another member of the team.

Karitta Coelho Registrar/Counseling Secretary

Student registrations by appointment, student withdrawals and transfers, new student transfer/withdrawal grades, teacher approved grade changes, ParentVUE initial activation, general HUB reports

Jen Bullen Director of Counseling

Master Schedule, Management of School Counseling Program, MAC Committee, High School Transition Coordination, Elementary School transition assembly, Suicide Prevention Lessons, Volunteer outreach, advisory counsel, Tier II and Tier III interventions

Pam Thomas 6th Grade School Counselor

Holiday Trip and Luncheon for students, Introduction to Career Clusters Presentation, Internet Safety Presentation, Military Student Transition Liason, Gifted Committee Representative, Restorative Practice Representative

Lisa Ware 7th Grade School Counselor

Pause Before You Post Presentation, Flirting or Hurting Presentation, Academic Career Plan Presentation and Coordination, Staff Mentor Program, EIP Program Coordinator

Rebecca Staines 8th Grade School Counselor

Coordinator for TJ High School and Specialty Program Applications, Healthy Choices Presentation, The New You Presentation, Transition to High School Presentation, Coordinator No Place for Hate

Susan Brooks Program Support (.5 school counselor)

Program support, Eagle Ambassadors, Focus Workshops, Classroom Guidance and small group support, SOAR Coach 7th Grade, Tier II interventions, Career Fair

Tracey D'Amico School Social Worker (Battlefield HS on Mondays, BRMS Tues.-Fri)

Intervention and Elligibility team member, communtiy resource support and connection, Suicide Prevention Lessons, chronic attendance concerns, Tier II and Tier III interventions, threat assessment lead.

Marie Bell School Psychologist (Parkside MS on Wednesdays, BRMS Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri.)

Educational psychosocial evaluations, Elligibility team member, program support.