BMS Counselors' Corner

April Newsletter

Teacher and Staff Edition

The count down has begun. We know teachers are busy working hard to fit in every bit of lesson they can before the end of the year. Testing time will be here before you know it. This is a stressful time for EVERYONE. It is important to remember we are all in this together and everything is easier when we all work together as a team. You can only imagine how hard it is for the testing coordinator and the people working on testing schedules to make everyone 100% happy 100% of the time, but I can assure you that every effort is made! Take the time during this stressful season to check on your classroom neighbors, pat someone on the back, make the extra effort to tell someone THANK YOU, and remember to go easy on yourself. This newsletter is from 2 years ago, but it is worth sharing again. It has some ideas and inspirations to help keep that battery life going until that last day of school. Here's to making the most out of the last several weeks we have with our students!
What Happened When Teachers Found Out How Students Felt About Them
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If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

And Finally...

If you or someone in your family is going through a tough time, Gaston County Schools offers an EAP program to help:

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You can take your life to the next level. Whether you are looking for moving and relocation information, resources for education, or other everyday assistance, our knowledgeable and friendly Work-Life specialist and EAP (employee assistance program) professionals can help.

EAP and Work-Life Services are convenient, confidential, and provided at no cost to you and members of your household for up to three sessions. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week; so, call anytime. You will have access to counseling, research and referrals, and legal and financial services. Gaston County Schools pays all costs for the first three sessions.

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