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Mrs. Shana Dick- 8th Grade Counselor
March 2020... we are all faced with challenges as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We can do this! Everyone at BMS misses the students and are working around the clock to ensure our students can get back to some type of academic and social-emotional "routine". I will provide as many resources as possible, many through my Remind account, but I will do my best to provide them here as well. Please, never hesitate to reach out if you need something or have a question. Teachers are working on their online learning platforms and E-learning will be rolled out by March 27th. Thank you, parents, for keeping our kids safe. Stay healthy, stay home, and enjoy time with your families.
I also have my own family and children that I am trying to figure out how to educate, so please know that I am available during the "school day", 7:30am-3:30pm. If I do not respond right away, I will. If you contact me over the weekend or outside of these hours, I may not respond until the next working time. I have a Remind group with all 8th grade, I have created a google classroom for all 8th grade students, and email is the best (firstname.lastname@example.org). I want to stay as connected as possible.
Your safety is the #1 priority! If a crisis occurs, we ask that students and families reach out to resources outside of the school. If a student already had a therapist they are seeing outside of the school, this person should be contacted immediately. The National Suicide Hotline Number is 1-800-273-8255. To access the Crisis Text Line text HOME to 741-741. If a student is in immediate danger call 911 or contact the Emergency Department at RWMC at 308-635-3711.
I have enjoyed working with this class of 2024 since 6th grade. I graduated with my teaching degree from Chadron State and taught math in Colorado and Bluffs Middle School. I earned Master's degrees in Mathematics from UNL and School Counseling from CSC. I previously was the math content specialist for Scottsbluff Schools. Through these experiences of working with a wide range of students, I have fallen in love with the challenging work involved in helping students find what inspires them and to reach their potential. This is my fifth year as a counselor, and I am thrilled to be a part of the wonderful staff at Bluffs Middle School. My focus is to help students be successful- academically, socially, emotionally- both in school and in life. We must all work together to assist our future generation to achieve success.
My spare time is spent with my husband, Andrew, and our 3 kids. Our son, Tristan, is 22 and lives in Spearfish, SD. Our daughter, Jadyn, is 8 and in 3rd grade at Longfellow. Our youngest, Jaxton, is 2 and loving life! We, too, are struggling to deal with this new way of working from home, teaching each other, finding a routine. We all need to share ideas and be open to asking for help.
'Confident Parents, Confident Kids'- this is a great resource as we all navigate this COVID-19 pandemic together. You can do this! I will do my best to provide as many resources as possible, many through Remind.