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 - 7th Grade Counselor Mr. Hanaphi Sos - 8th 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
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 8th 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 7th 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 26th-
8th graders will be registering for high school beginning on February 26th. 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.
When-February 26th, 2nd period.
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.
Mount Lake Terrace High School- Febuary 28th @ 6:30-7:30pm.
Edmonds Woodway High School- March 6th @ 6pm in the Great Hall.
Lynnwood High School- February 28th @ 7pm.
Meadowdale High School- March 4th @7pm.
IB Applicaitons Due 11/30/12-
8th graders who are planning to do the International Baccalaureate program at Edmonds Woodway High School should have their applications in by Friday, 11/30/12. 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
When- November 8th- 6:00-8:30pm
Internet Safety Night for Parents-
Parents are invited to attend the Internet safety night at Alderwood Middle School. If your interested in learning about current trends in internet safety, learning how to protect your students online or talking to your children about using the internet safely then this would be a good meeting to come to. There will be a guest speaker who will talk to parents and answer questions. This night is for parents only. This meeting is not intended for students. If you have questions please call the Alderwood Middle School at 425-431-7579.
Where-Alderwood Middle School
When- November 15th @7pm
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 25th @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.