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"Helping To Develop Lifelong Learners in an Environment of Mutual Respect”
Sometimes life throws us curveballs. We find ourselves in circumstances we could never anticipate or imagine. However, it is in the midst of those circumstances, particularly ones that might stretch us or make us uncomfortable, that we find our greatest opportunities for growth. We realize how strong we really are!
Have you ever heard the phrase, "it's all in the way you look at it?" How we handle circumstances really depends on our attitude, our outlook, and our approach. It is easy to choose the negative. We could respond to our unexpected break with fear and anxiety. We could have a bad attitude about doing school work or not seeing our friends. We could spend our days consuming hours upon hours of screen time. We could act selfishlessly, thinking only of ourselves. Or even worse, we could hurt others with our words, choices, or behavior (particularly on social media).
But what if we chose differently? We CAN:
What if we chose to see this time as an opportunity, an adventure, a defining moment that can make us stronger and bring us closer together? We encourage you to seek the positive. Have fun, laugh, help others, love your friends, you family, and your neighbors. Let's choose joy together! And when our "normal" returns, we will be more resilient than ever!
Strengthening Families is an approach used to provide support to parents and caregivers. It is based on five protective factors — tools that families can use to get through difficult times.
The Georgia Covid-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to those needing emotional support or resource information resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic
This presentation is for parents, providing tips on how to discuss the current pandemic with your children.
Important tips that students should know when engaging in digital learning. Keep yourself focused, polite, and appropriate!
A message from your counselors:
Virtual classrooms are an exciting opportunity for RMS students to learn new concepts or reinforce existing knowledge while interacting with their peers. The online experience will be even more positive by practicing virtual classroom etiquette. Remember we are available through email, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm because YOU still MATTER to us @ RMS. Additionally, we will continue to post resources below during the school closing. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @RMSCounseling1.
Below you will find several resources for students and families to access during school closings.
The Student Counseling office is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment for your child, please email or call the main office at 770-867-8181.
The mission of Russell Middle School Counseling Department is to address academic, social/emotional, and career development concerns that prevent students from reaching their highest potential. All students will have access to a comprehensive counseling program that is student centered, prevention focused, and data inspired. In collaboration with teachers, administrators, parents, and community stakeholders, the school counselors will help all students become successful lifelong learners, problem solvers, and responsible community members.
The vision of Russell Middle School Counseling Department is that all students will experience a supportive, encouraging, and equitable school environment. Our students will graduate, college, and career ready prepared to be productive citizens in a diverse and evolving society.