Guidance and Counseling
Guidance Staff Goals
- Help adolescents understand themselves and others.
- Help to identify children with special needs.
- Provide crisis intervention.
- Develop plans to prevent academic/behavioral problems from developing.
- Coordinating or facilitating the efforts of other professionals in working with children.
- Provide orientation for children coming to Belleview for the first time or changing schools.
The following information should provide you with a better understanding of the role of our guidance personnel. The information will also help you and your child support the work done with your child's advisor.
Registration: All new students must register in the Guidance Office before starting school. All office personnel are familiar with all the requirements and they may assist you with answers to your questions.
If your student will be attending Marion County Public Schools for the first time, please call the school's registrar for the registration information.
BMS Guidance Counselors and Staff
Shanda Nikolajski, 6th Grade Students
Jennifer Styles, 7th Grade Students
Dr. Yvonna Baker, 8th Grade Students
Jennifer Maynard ~ IPC
Ellie Cordero ~ Guidance Clerk
Official Records: Your child's cumulative records are housed in the Guidance Office. If you need to review anything in your child's folder, please call for an appointment with your child's counselor. If you need copies of documents in your child's folder, please call ahead and we will try and have it ready for you to pick up or we will send it home with your child. If you request more than two copies, a charge will be assessed at fifteen cents per copy. If you are transferring out of Belleview Middle to another school, we will forward all your documents to your child's new school. Once you register at the new school, they will request records from us.
Health Services Program
Parents are encouraged to call the school if they have health concerns regarding their child. The health nurse provides health counseling, health education, and assistance with medical referrals and necessary follow-up.
In case of a health emergency, “911” (emergency medical services) will be called and the parent/guardian will be notified immediately. In the event the parent/guardian cannot be reached, the person designated by the parent/guardian to call “in case of emergency” will be notified.
During the school year, all students are eligible to participate in certain health services. Health screenings including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, and scoliosis will be conducted at various grade levels. Parents will be notified if these screenings indicate a need for follow-up. If a parent does not wish for his/her child to participate in health screenings, they should send a written note to the principal on a yearly basis requesting their child be excluded from participation. Health services may begin as early as the first week of school.
School health insurance forms are available upon request in the main office.