hERE'S HOW TO cONTACT US:
We will respond within one business day.
GR 6 (all), GR 8, A-L
Ph: (941) 359-5824 or (567) 342-1270 (Google Voice)
Remind: Mrs. Clark BMS 129
Schedule an appointment
GR 7 (all), GR 8, M-Z
Ph: (941) 359-5824 or (941) 500-4323 (Google voice)
Schedule an appointment
Meals are not automatically free this year. Families who feel they will need assistance for meals are encouraged to apply for meal benefits or visit Sarasota County Schools / Homepage
Individual and Group Counseling:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL):
Contact Mrs. Clark or Mrs. Thomas by phone or through email for issues related to academic or personal/social needs of students. Service delivery will be virtual. Outside referrals for more intensive therapy will be made as warranted. Booker Middle School provides therapeutic counseling through First Step. We also receive support from Youth Prevention Services offered through the YMCA.
School Counselors enrich learners by working with National Junior Honor Society students on projects to improve the school and community. In the past students have been involved in neighborhood cleanup, food drives.
School-wide or Tier 1 initiatives
Large group or classroom counseling activities focus on objectives dealing with problem-solving, interpersonal relationship and coping strategies. In October, Bullying Prevention Month, students are involved in anti-bullying lessons and assemblies. Students also use the district's Suite 360 program weekly to learn about mental health through MYSCS.
Referrals for Assistance:
In addition to attendance intervention, our Home School Liaison (HSL), who is a social worker, helps families with emergency needs such as obtaining food, utilities, clothing, rent etc. Contact the Front Office and ask for the HSL to assist with community resources.
Coordination of Services and Case Management:
Coordinating 504 accommodations and providing assistance to the HSL and truancy worker for attendance cases are examples of services provided by this department. We will assist students with instructional continuity in academic needs by collaborating with the psychologist, ESE liaison, academic interventionists, social worker, nurse, teachers, truancy worker, administrators, parents and outside providers.
Counselors will work with students, teachers, academic interventionists and parents/guardians to facilitate pupil progression to the next grade.