Student Services

Student Support Services
Change can be stressful for everyone. One way to combat stress can be to offer support and consistency. We want to give you information about supports that we have in place for you and your child.  Below are the names of the Student Services staff who can provide support.

Support Services Staff: 

Mr. Firley, school counselor for 6th- and 7th-grade students 
email carl.firley@bcsemail.org

Mrs. Weathington, school counselor for 7th- and 8th-grade students
email buffy.weathington@bcsemail.org

Ms. Rhymer, school social worker
email autumn.rhymer@bcsemail.org

Josh Wells, United Way Community Schools Coordinator
email Joshua.wells@bcsemail.org


You might want to reach out to us if….

  • Your child is anxious or worried
  • You need additional support with food, housing, clothing, or other resources
  • Your child is showing signs of distress beyond what seems normal

If your child has mental health needs that cannot wait or is a danger to themselves or others, please call 911, mobile crisis (888-573-1006) or go to your local emergency room.

Resources that might be helpful to you and your family during this time:

Call 211 - Community Resource for food, shelter, utilities, etc…. 

ADDITIONAL REASONS TO CONTACT OMS SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF

There are any number of reasons for children to seek out a counselor at school. The times that we live in can be difficult and stressful. Many personal and school related problems have a direct impact on a child’s ability to learn. School counselors and support staff provide a safe, confidential environment for all students. Some reasons to contact student support staff are:

  • School Problems

  • Academic Concerns

  • Home Problems

  • Family or friend issues

  • Bullying behavior

  • Medical Issues

  • Attendance Concerns

  • Career Choices

  • Assistance with school supplies, food, clothing and other needs

  • Tobacco/drug/alcohol use

  • Connection to community support services

  • Academic problems

  • Stress/Anxiety

  • Changes/transition

SUPPORT SERVICES OFFERED

  • Individual Counseling

  • Small Group Counseling

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons

  • Peer Mediation

  • Academic Counseling

  • Career Planning

  • Connecting Families to Community Resources

  • School Transitions

  • New Student Registration and Orientation