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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 doing a great job of communicating and educating through their google classrooms. If you have any questions, please email me or any teacher and we will be happy to help. 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 navigating education for, 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 day. I have a Remind group with all 8th grade parents, I have created a google classroom for all 8th grade students, and email is the best (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are not involved with one of these, please let me know and I will add you as it is very important for me to stay connected with you all.
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.