BCMS Counseling

Summer Learning Institute
MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-7)
Pleasant Lea Elementary & Underwood Elementary

June 2 - June 30, 2022 7:15am - 1:15pm
June 1 - Drop in 1:00 - 3:00


Secondary Summer School
Info regarding classes and sessions is available on the summer school website linked above.

Sam Kuykendall, Tracy Morris, Colleen Schieber & Sheryl Fender

Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their families and teachers. During this journey from childhood to adolescence, middle schoolers need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work. High levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue is just a part of the rapid growth they experience all while searching for their own unique identity. They begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation and are sensitive to comments from others. They rely on friends for comfort, understanding, approval and a sense of belonging.

Your BCMS School Counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. As your School Counselors, it is our privilege to partner with families and teachers to provide programs and services to help students achieve success in school. The knowledge, attitudes and skills students acquire during Middle School in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development serve as building blocks for future success.

Mrs. Samantha Kuykendall Registrar 816-986-3178

Mrs. Colleen Schieber Counselor for student last names A-F 816-986-3187
Mrs. Tracy Morris Counselor for student last names G-M 816-986-3189

Mrs. Sheryl Fender Counselor for student last names N-Z 816-986-3188