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Welcome!

Greetings everyone and welcome to my page! My name is LaTonya Byrd and I will be your child's guide through the middle school experience! As the 6th grade counselor, my primary focus is to deliver our guidance program based on an academic, career, and social/emotional curriculum through classroom guidance, group, or an individual setting.  A very important and ongoing process will be establishing GAfutures accounts.  I strongly encourage parents as well as students to make use of https://www.gafutures.org to better prepare our children for middle school and beyond.  GAfutures provides a wealth of information and resources for college and career readiness.  I look forward to working with everyone and helping our children have a successful school year!  If I may be of any assistance to you or your child please do not hesitate to contact me at (706) 554-3532 or email me at lbyrd@burke.k12.ga.us.

Burke County Middle School Counseling Program consists of:
 
Academic skills support
Organizational, study and test-taking skills
Education in understanding self and others
Coping strategies
Peer relationships and effective social skills
Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
Career awareness, exploration and planning
Substance abuse education
Multicultural/diversity awareness
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
 
Student services include:
 
Individual and small group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Peer facilitation
Consultation/collaboration
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Referrals