Brier Terrace Counseling Department
We are here to serve you and your child.
We often act as a liaison between home and school and
strive to promote your child's academic, social, and emotional well-being.
Our Department includes:
Ms. Margaret Daniels - 8th Grade Counselor Mr. Hanaphi Sos - 7th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Jeffery-Counseling Secretary/Registrar
Mr. Sos- (425)-431-4104
Counseling Office- (425)-431-7835
Helping Students and Families
The counseling department at BTMS has a variety of functions. Ultimately, we are here to help all students be successful students and people in the community. Middle school can be a novel experience and a time of transition for students. The counselors would like to help ease students into this transition and be able to deal with the many changes they experience at this age. Many students and parents also ask what the counselors do and how they can help their children. This includes but is not limited to;
- Classroom guidance lessons
- Scheduling/Selecting classes that help students.
- Connecting students/families with community resources
Summer Orientation for incoming 7th Grade Students-
Orientation will be held at the gym on August 26th for incoming 7th grade students. Students and parents are encouraged to attend to pick up schedules, buy planners and PE clothes. A presentation will be given to students and there will be time to explore the school to find classes. There will be two sessions by students last names. Students with last names A-L will be invited to the 2-4pm session and students M-Z will be invited to the 5-7pm session. This is a great event to help ease students into the school year and accommodate themselves with middle school.
Summer Math Tutoring Program-
Our district will be offering a summer math tutoring program that will be offered a few select local schools in our district over the summer. It will be a good opportunity for students to keep their math skills sharp over the summer and to prepare for next year. Parents who are interested should sign up their children quickly, space will be limited. Each location will have a morning and afternoon session for students to attend. Please call 425-431-1125 for any questions regarding the program. Please click on the link for a copy of the application and return it to your child's school.
Cedar Valley Community School
Alderwood Middle School
Edmonds Woodway High School
Meadowdale High School.
When- July 8th to August 16th
First Session- 9-11:30am
Second Session- 11:30-2pm
Back to School Resource and Health Fair-
Families who are enrolled in our district and are in need should attend the Back to School Resource and Health Fair. There will be free backpacks, school supplies, health, dental and visions screening, nutrition info, immunizations, fluoride varnishes and other free services and information. Registration is required and the deadline is June 14th. A application is attached and should be returned to your child's school.
When- August 15th 6-9pm
Where- Cedar Valley Community School, 19200 56th Ave W. Lynnwood
Clothes for Kids-
Clothes for Kids is an organization that helps families in need in our area. There is adult clothing, children's clothing and housewares. It's a great resource for our families. Please click on the link for more information.
Where- Clothes for Kids
16725 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood 98037
High School and 7th Grade Elective Presentations-
Our counselors will be in classrooms the week of February 20th to discuss high school and elective registration. Mr. Sos will be in 7th grade humanities classes to discuss the high school basics for students so they can be ready for the registration and high school transition. Ms. Daniels will be in 8th grade humanities classes to discuss elective options and pass out elective registration forms to students. Parents of 7th graders should expect this form during this week and it should be returned to the counseling office signed by parents. Please call the counseling office if you have any questions about electives or the registration process.
High School Registration, February 2014
8th graders will be registering for high school beginning on February. High school counselors will be at BTMS to present and give class registration paperwork to students on that day. Please be aware that your child will be bringing home this form for parents to review and sign. Students will be responsible for bringing completed forms to the counseling office that week. Any late forms will have to be given directly to the high school.
6th Grade Parent Information Night-
We will be holding our parent information night for parents of 6th graders who will be coming to our school next year. Parents and students will have a chance to meet staff, learn about our schools programs, learn about registration for classes and see what our school has to offer. There will be a separate meeting for our incoming High Cap students for next year too before the general meeting. Please call the counseling office if you have any questions about the event.
High Cap Info Meeting- 6pm in the lunch room.
General Meeting- 6:30pm in the gym.
Upcoming Parent Information Nights at Feeder High Schools-
For parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year, these are the dates and times for parent info nights at each high school. This is a great way to learn about programs, talk to staff and visit your students future high school.
Mountlake Terrace High School- February TBA @ 6:30-7:30pm.
Edmonds Woodway High School- March TBA @ 6pm in the Great Hall.
Lynnwood High School- February TBA @ 7pm.
Meadowdale High School- March TBA @7pm.
IB Applicaitons Due TBA
8th graders who are planning to do the International Baccalaureate program at Edmonds Woodway High School should have their applications in by TBA. Please contact the counselors if you have any questions. Applications can be dropped off at the counseling office too.
8th Grade Advanced Academics Parent/Student Night-
This event is for 8th graders or parents of 8th graders who are interested in learning about the advanced programs at the high school level. These programs include; Advanced Placement (AP), Career Technical Education (CTE), College in the High School, Honors, Running Start, International Baccalaureate (IB), Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). Each high school in our district will be there to present to parents too. This would be a good event to get information and ask questions before your student starts high school. Application for these programs will be available too.
Where- Lynnwood High School, Main Gym, 18218 N. Road, Bothell, 98012
Information Meeting for 8th Grade Parents and Students-
If you and your child is interested in enrolling in the IB program for high school then this meeting is one that you will want to attend. Find out what the curriculum and requirements to be part of the International Baccalaureate program. Staff will be available to answer questions that you may have.
Where- Edmonds Woodway High School
When- October TBA @6:30-8pm
Harassment, Bullying and Intimidation presentations-
The counselors will be in every science class this week to discuss our district's harassment, bullying and intimidation policy. They will be discussing the definition and examples of harassment/bullying. Students will also be taught on how to deal with harassment/bullying and where to go if they are experiencing these issues.
Where-7th and 8th grade science classes.