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Coley Robichaux Phone Icon 205-439-1634 Email Icon Email
  Catherine Bruno Phone Icon 205-439-1624 Email Icon Email

Counseling and Guidance Team

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Brock's Gap Guidance & Counseling

 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians                                 

 

 We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you and your family.  Our names are Mrs. Bruno and Mrs. Robichaux and we are the School Counselors at Brock’s Gap Intermediate School for the 2017-2018 school year. We are excited and honored to be a part of this amazing team of educators and staff. We look forward to helping your student(s) succeed to meet their own personal goals for this school year and beyond.

 

Counseling sessions in a school setting are typically short-term in nature and focus on solutions to help your child succeed in all areas of their development. Counseling activities can include individual or group counseling and whole class lessons.  Your student may be referred to counseling from a teacher, staff member or from you as a parent/guardian.  To make a referral, you may visit our website or email us personally.       

 

Please call or email us if you have ANY questions or concerns. We are thrilled to be working with your students! Have a great start to the school year everyone!

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Bruno                                        Mrs. Robichaux

 

5th Grade Counselor                          6th Grade Counselor

 

205-439-1624                                   205-439-1634

 

cbruno@hoover.k12.al.us                   nrobichaux@hoover.k12.al.us

 

 

 

 

 

At Brock's Gap the school counseling services are addressed through the three major domains of the American School Counselor Association- Academic, Career, and Personal/Social. We're asking parents, teachers, and students to complete a short needs assessment in order to help us provide services through our counseling program. Thank you for your time and input.  We look forward to working and collaborating with you this year!

 

Mrs. Bruno and Mrs. Robichaux          

 

http://bit.ly/2vOfbUK

 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This year at Brock’s Gap Intermediate School we are going to be doing career spotlights throughout the year. WE NEED YOU! We want our parents to be our spotlights. We are asking that you video yourself answering a few questions and the video will be shared in our broadcast announcements.

We are looking for a variety of people interested in telling our students about their career. Many of our students are unaware of the career opportunities available to them and this is a fantastic way to provide them with first hand knowledge of potential career paths. This is also a great way for you to get involved in BGIS and make an impact on the students’ future.

If you are interested in recording a short 2 minute video telling the students about a “day in the life” of your job, please complete the following link. http://bit.ly/2vDNqdu

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. The information is also on the Guidance & Counseling page on the Brock’s Gap website.

 

Thanks,

Catherine Bruno                       Coley Robichaux

5th Grade Counselor                6th Grade Counselor

cbruno@hoover.k12.al.us         nrobichaux@hoover.k12.al.us

205-439-1624                        205-439-1634

 

Video Questions (2 minutes or less):

  1. What is your name?

  2. What is your job title?

  3. What kinds of things do you do at your job?

  4. What type of training/college experience/qualifications was required?

  5. What do you enjoy most about your job?

  6. What kinds of subjects were important for you to know in order to be able to do your job?

  7. Who are you related to at Brock’s Gap? (Optional)

 

Please check the Guidance/Counseling webpage for any forms such as: community service, peer helper,  parent referrals, guidance curriculum & schedule, character announcements, etc.

 

For more information about our counseling program, click the link below

http://prezi.com/pweapcfuahlc/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

 

 Attendance Resource

We ask that you participate and encourage your students to be on time, at school, every day. By promoting “Alabama Attendance Awareness Month” students and parents can become more aware of the crucial need for students in school when the bell rings. 

 

Resources located at http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/ 

 

http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/wp-content/uploads/Attendance_ESP1PG_English_062614.pdf 

http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/wp-content/uploads/Attendance_ESP1PG_Spanish_070114.pdf

 

September Character Winners

6th grade:

Discoverers: Cooper Christian and Phanuelle Manuel

Explorers: Jay Briskin & Nadia Washington

Voyagers: Josh Carrington & Brooke Delosa

Navigators: Claire Ransom & William Baker

 

 

5th grade:                    

Discoverers: Joshua Foster & Brianna Harvey

Explorers: Kaleigh Reamsma & Ryan Stone

Voyagers: Addie Bellizio & Zac Coleman

Navigators: Mia Mojica & Calvin Maina 

 

 

2017-2018 Character Traits

 

August-Respect

 

September-Friendship

 

October-Creativity

 

November-Gratitude

 

December-Generosity

 

January-Commitment

 

February-Kindness

 

March-Patience

 

April-Peace

 

May-Honesty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bullying Resources 

http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/bullying/

 

Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying.

 

The time you spend will help boost your children’s confidence and build effective strategies for facing bullying—whether children are being bullied, engaging in bullying, or witnessing bullying.

 

Take a few minutes and “check in,” by asking about school, their friends, and any challenges they face. KnowBullying has simple conversation starters to begin a discussion with your child. 

 

App Features

 

·     Conversation Starters: Start easy, meaningful conversations with your children.

 

·     Tips: Learn strategies to prevent bullying for ages 3—6, 7—13, and teens.

 

·     Warning Signs: Recognize if your child is engaging in bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying.

 

·     Reminders: Talk with your child when the time feels right: a quiet moment on the way to school or a game, during dinner, or relaxing outside.

 

·     Social Media: Share successful strategies and useful advice via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text messages.