Counselors' Corner

counselorsWelcome to the Counselor’s Corner at Lee County Middle School East. Our counseling department offers a comprehensive guidance program here at LCMS East. We work closely with students, parents, and other personnel. We strive to promote a positive educational atmosphere. We provide the following services: individual counseling, group counseling (i.e. organization, anger, social skills, self esteem), and classroom guidance. We often sit in on parent-teacher conferences and are available to parents.

Counselor LogsdonJennifer B. Logsdon

logsdonje@lee.k12.ga.us

I am the School Counselor at LCMS East Campus who serves the 7th grade students on Team RISE and all of the 8th grade students. I am married to Duane, and we have two children, Jonathan and Anna. Both are in college now so Duane and I are learning to become empty nesters. My hobbies include watching our son play baseball at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida and watching our daughter dance with the Valdosta State University Red Hots Dance Team. I am an alumni of the University of Georgia and Valdosta State University (GO DAWGS!!!! GO BLAZERS!!!) I have a master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance. I am currently pursuing my specialist degree in School Counseling at Valdosta State University. I enjoy middle school aged students and look forward to spending time with your student this year through individual and group sessions, classroom guidance, and extended learning times. If you or your student needs assistance, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help in any way that I can. I am so excited about our school year and am looking forward to getting to know all of you. GO TROJANS!

 

counselor MillerHaley Miller

millerha@lee.k12.ga.us

I am the 6th grade (Team Force, Team Jedi, and Team Ignite) counselor and 7th grade (Team EPIC) counselor. I am a graduate of Albany State University where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and minored in Psychology. I also received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling Education at Albany State University. (Go RAMS!!!!)  I completed my Education Specialist Degree in K-12 Professional School Counseling from Fort Valley State University. (Go WILDCATS!!!)  I am married and have two children who attend school in Lee County. I am passionate about helping students and families have a positive and successful middle school experience. I welcome you to contact me with any questions or concerns. Let's have a “ROARing” good year at Lee County Middle School East Campus!!

 

 

counselor help

Students and parents can submit a request for a student to be able to speak with a school counselor by clicking on the appropriate grade level request here:  6th Grade Request, 7th Grade Request, 8th Grade Request.  

8th:  https://forms.gle/nf62MCvW4ZBcrNb16

7th:  https://forms.gle/wndLdhoHs6WfBrP37

6th:  https://forms.gle/upF9NejWdYe1ytyq6

 

 

LCMS-East School Counseling Services

Information regarding the school counseling services provided at LCMS-East Campus can be found by clicking HERE.

 

ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student 

Click HERE for the mindsets and behaviors that describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development.

 

Online Safety Information

Looking for the most up to date guide for social media apps and platforms?

National Online Safety has useful information for parents about apps such as Fortnite, Instagram, SnapChat, Tik Tok, YouTube, etc.

 

Crisis Information

National Suicide Prevention Hotline   1-800-273-8255

Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225

GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help.

 

Community Resources

Georgia Department of Family & Children Services Child Abuse Hotline

Reports are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-855-GACHILD / 1-855-422-4453

 

Local Counseling Resources

A list of local mental health resources can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Bullying Information

bullying vs conflict

 

 

What is Cyber Bullying?  Visit the websites below:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN2fuKPDzHA

 

Examples of Cyber Bullying

  • Cyber stalking – cyber stalking can be described as the sending of messages to frighten or threaten someone. The person receiving these messages begins to worry about their safety and general well-being.
  • Degradation/humiliation – bullies will use cyber bullying to spread rumors and hearsay with the purpose of damaging the victim’s reputation to ensure that they are shunned.
  • Harassing – harassing is the sending of insulting, threatening and harassing messages via the internet or cell phones. These messages are however sent persistently and tirelessly.
  • Impersonating – impersonation is the act of taking on an identity that is false for the purpose of tormenting a person and damaging their reputation. Impersonation can also be acted out by pretending to be the victim also by creating a false identity or profile.
  • Flaming – this is a very hostile and rude form of abuse where the bully uses vulgar and abusive language with the intention of starting a fight with the victim.
  • Text messaging – most bullies will use text messaging to torment another teenager or pre-teen. They do this by enlisting the help of other bullies and together they keep sending endless text messages to their victim’s phone. The purpose of all this is to run up the victim’s phone bill which will eventually get them into serious trouble.
  • Password theft – some bullies will do everything possible to gain the passwords of a teenager illegally. After gaining these passwords, the bully enters the victim’s sites and locks them out. In some cases, the bully will use these sites to bully others.
  • Web site creating – bullies will create websites and pages and load them with images, statements and insulting remarks for the sole purpose of tormenting and humiliating a person.
  • Use of Photos and images – bullies will post embarrassing photos of their victims all over the internet to torment and humiliate them. In most cases, these photos and images are fake and just altered to portray the victim. We all have  heard of stories where teenagers have been tricked into sending their naked photos to a stranger they met online only for the stranger to post them all over the internet just to humiliate and torture the victim emotionally.
  • PC attacks – this is the sending of Trojan horses, viruses, worms, spyware and so on to another person’s computer. With our youth becoming more knowledgeable on computer technology, pc attacks have become extremely easy to employ.
  • Proxy attacks – bullies who prefer this kind of bullying usually enlist the help of their fellow bullies and friends to humiliate and cause emotional damage to others. Proxy attacks are where the bully with the help of someone else will install a proxy into the computer of the victim. By doing this, the bully will be able to access even the most confidential information of the victim through the proxy which will transmit it to him or her. The bully will then use this information to humiliate or threaten the victim.

 

Facts About Bullying

Bullying is being mean to another kid over and over again. Bullying often includes:

  • Teasing
  • Talking about hurting someone
  • Spreading rumors
  • Leaving kids out on purpose
  • Attacking someone by hitting them or yelling at them

Bullying does not always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails. It includes posting rumors on sites like Facebook, sharing embarrassing pictures or videos, and making fake profiles or websites.

Facts for kids about bullying: https://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/facts/#bully

For More Information:              http://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/

 

Kids Who are Bullied

Kids who are bullied can feel like they are:

  • Different
  • Powerless
  • Unpopular
  • Alone

Kids who are bullied have a hard time standing up for themselves. They think the kid who bullies them is more powerful than they are. Bullying can make them:

  • Sad, lonely, or nervous
  • Feel sick
  • Have problems at school
  • Bully other kids

 

Information for Kids who are bullied  https://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/facts/#bullied

 

Kids Who Bully Others

Kids bully others for many reasons, they may: 

  • Want to copy their friends
  • Think bullying will help them fit in
  • Think they are better than the kid they are bullying

 

Bullying is never okay. Those who bully use power to hurt people. Power does not always mean bigger or stronger. Power can also mean popular or smart. Or, the kid doing the bullying may know a secret about the kid being bullied.  Kids who bully can have other problems, too, even when they get older, like using alcohol and drugs, getting into fights, and dropping out of school.

Kids Who See Bullying

When kids see bullying, they may not know what to do. They may feel depressed or worried. They may be absent from school because they don’t feel safe. They may join in or stay silent so they won’t get bullied themselves. They may stand up to the bully. But the best thing to do is get an adult who will stop the bullying on the spot.