Parents and students,My name is Katelyn Barnes and I am so excited to serve as the School Counselor for this upcoming school year! For the past three years, I have worked at Junior's House, where I have had the privilege of counseling and interviewing children who have experienced many forms of trauma. I have seen first-hand the resiliency, determination and creativity of children, and I am excited to meet and work with the students of FMS. I will be working with individual students, as well as leading large guidance classes and small group activities. I would love to be a help if you are ever in need, parents and child alike! Do not hesitate to ask, as I want to be a source for information, assistance and advocacy to all the children and families who attend Fayetteville Middle School.Thank you,Katelyn Barnes
In March I will be meeting with the students during their library time for large group guidance lessons. The topic of these lessons will be Feelings (how to identify and express them). This lesson will be for 5th and 6th grade, and the focus will be on how and why it is important to develop such skills.
I will also continue conducting small groups during lunch twice a week.
5th and 6th grade Lunch Bunch will focus on Healthy Coping Strategies and Pro-social ways to deal with emotions.
7th and 8th grade Lunch Bunch will be for new students with a focus on friendships and being connected!