Brady Middle School Guidance

  Mrs. Cindy Massey

           cmassey@orangecsd.org               

216-831-8600 ext. 3623

Meet Your Guidance Counselors

Mrs. Cindy Massey and Mrs. Sarah DiBenedetto help serve grades 6-8. 

All Brady scheduling information can be found on the 

Orange Schools Website !

Mrs. Sarah DiBenedetto

sdibenedetto@orangecsd.org   

 216-831-8600 ext. 3624

Second Semester Grade Checkpoints

Start of quarter 3: January 22

Midpoint of quarter 3:  February 15 

 End of quarter 3: March 22

 Start of quarter 4: April 2

 Midpoint of quarter 4: April 26

 End of quarter 4 : June 6

February

Random Acts of Kindness Day is observed on February 17th each year. How will you choose to spread kindness this month?

Monday, November 13th

Today is World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day is a global observance dedicated to promoting goodwill, empathy, and acts of kindness. Celebrated annually on November 13, the day serves as a reminder to prioritize compassion in our lives. It encourages individuals and communities to go beyond their routines and make a positive difference in the lives of others.



Monday, October 30

Today is the first day of quarter two.  Take a few moments to think about what you did well in quarter 1 that you want to continue to do in quarter 2.  Also think about what you can do better or differently in quarter 2 so you can perform at your best!  If you need help learning strategies that will help increase your success or ways to manage  your work load, stop down to the Student Services Office to meet with one of your Counselors!  


October 25, 2023

Friday, October 27 marks the end of the 1st quarter.  It is a good idea to  review your ProgressBook to make sure you have all your assignments turned in and tests complete!

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Dayton
Founded: 1967
Enrollment: 18,059
Colors: Green and Gold
Nickname: Raiders
Mascot: Rowdy Raider
Website: www.wright.edu

Wright State is a leader in the number of graduates who live and work in Ohio, contributing to the growth of the state’s economy. Approximately two-thirds of its more than 75,000 graduates live in Ohio, with nearly half staying in the Miami Valley.

October 24, 2023


YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Youngstown
Founded: 1908
Enrollment: 12,227
Colors: Red and White
Nickname: Penguins
Mascot: Pete and Penny Penguin
Website: www.ysu.edu

YSU offers the lowest tuition among the 11 largest public universities with in-state tuition costing just $7,711.92.

SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Portsmouth
Founded: 1986
Enrollment: 4,114
Colors: Royal Blue and Dove Gray
Nickname: Bears
Mascot: Shawn E. Bear
Website: www.shawnee.edu

Shawnee State is Ohio’s newest four-year public university, and continues to grow each year in enrollment and offerings.

October 23, 2023


THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Location: Toledo
Founded: 1872
Enrollment: 26,381
Colors: Midnight Blue and Gold
Nickname: Rockets
Mascot: Rocky the Rocket
Website: www.utoledo.edu

The University of Toledo is recognized as a major force in contributing to the discovery of new technology and knowledge, offering a vast array of resources for undergraduate, graduate and faculty-led research opportunities with 125 patents and $60 million in research and grants.

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Main campus, Columbus
Founded: 1870
Enrollment: 66,058
Colors: Scarlet and Gray
Nickname: Buckeyes
Mascot: Brutus the Buckeye
Website: www.osu.edu

As one of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State offers more than 160 academic programs, from accounting to zoology.

October 18, 2023


OHIO UNIVERSITY

Location: Athens
Founded: 1804
Enrollment: 36,126
Colors: Green and White
Nickname: Bobcats
Mascot: Rufus the Bobcat
Website: www.ohio.edu

Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Location: Oxford
Founded: 1809
Enrollment: 23,364
Colors: Red and White
Nickname: RedHawks
Mascot: Swoop the RedHawk
Website: www.miami.muohio.edu

With an 81 percent graduation rate and strong undergraduate research, Miami is annually named among the nation’s top public universities.

October 16, 2023


NORTHEAST OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Location: Rootstown
Founded: 1973
Enrollment: 791
Website: www.neomed.edu

Northeastern Ohio Medical University is a public medical school partnered with The University of Akron, Kent State University, Youngstown State University and Cleveland State University (for Pharmacy) offering a combined B.S./M.D. program and a Pharm. D. program.

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Location: Cincinnati
Founded: 1819
Enrollment: 43,691
Colors: Red and Black
Nickname: Bearcats
Mascot: Bearcat
Website: www.uc.edu

Ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research institutions, Cincinnati professors and grads are responsible for inventing the first antihistamine (Benadryl), developing the first oral polio vaccine, and designing the Golden Gate Bridge.

October 11, 2023

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Kent
Founded: 1910
Enrollment: 41,214
Colors: Blue and Gold
Nickname: Golden Flashes
Mascot: Flash
Website: www.kent.edu

Kent State’s eight-campus network is one of the largest regional campus systems in the country.

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Wilberforce
Founded: 1887
Enrollment: 2,171
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Nickname: Marauders
Mascot: Marauder
Website: www.centralstate.edu

Central State University is a historically black university that provides access to public higher education for all citizens of Ohio, and throughout the country. The University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and public service in a values-based environment.

October 9, 2023

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Cleveland
Founded: 1964
Enrollment: 16,936
Colors: Forest Green and White
Nickname: Vikings
Mascot: Magnus
Website: www.csuohio.edu

Recent research shows that at nearly 1,000 businesses across the country, a Cleveland State graduate is at the helm as founder, chairman, CEO, president, or top executive.


THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Location: Akron
Founded: 1870
Enrollment: 25,117
Colors: Blue and Gold
Nickname: Zips
Mascot: Zippy the Kangaroo
Website: www.uakron.edu

Akron is the only public university in Ohio with a science and engineering program ranked in the top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

October 6, 2023

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Bowling Green
Founded: 1910
Enrollment: 16,912
Nickname: Falcons
Colors: Orange and Brown
Mascot: Freddy and Frieda Falcon
Website: www.bgsu.edu

Bowling Green State University offers a transforming and defining educational experience for its diverse community of students. BG&YOU - Changing the world by degrees.

Highlighting  Ohio's 4 year Public Universities

October 4, 2023

During the month of October Brady is celebrating College Awareness. You have probably seen college pennants hanging outside of your teachers’ classrooms representing  one of the schools they graduated from.  


Fun Fact:  Ohio is rich in options for higher education, with 14 four-year public universities with 24 branch campuses, 23 two-year community and technical colleges and more than 50 four-year private colleges and universities.


It is not too early to start thinking about your post high school options. Keep an eye out for more college and career readiness opportunities this month!

September 21, 2023

It's World Gratitude Day! What are you grateful for? How will you show it?

September 1, 2023

September is National Courtesy Month:

Courtesy can mean several different things.  To some, being courteous means being polite and having good manners.  To others, it means being helpful, kind and considerate. Courtesy can be words spoken or actions towards someone.  One thing we know for sure is that treating each other well  and being considerate of one another is going to make positive impact on every single member of our Brady community!   


This Friday, September 1 is National College Colors Day. You can show your team spirit by wearing college colors from your favorite college team or by wearing team colors that represent a college or university that a family member or friend attended!  


College colors are symbols of fun, joy, rivalry, history, and traditions. Many college teams have worn their colors for over 100 years, and there is something incredibly remarkable about that.  We hope to see a lot of Colleges represented throughout the halls of Brady!


August 24, 2023

As we return to a new school year, remember your guidance counselors are resources. Have a question about your schedule? Need help navigating a problem? Would you like some assistance working through a conflict? Curious about mindfulness strategies? Stop by the student services office to make an appointment or email one of your two counselors today!

Mrs. DiBenedetto sdibenedetto@orangecsd.org

Mrs. Massey cmassey@orangecsd.org

2022-2023

Second Semester Grade Checkpoints

Start of quarter 3: January 23

Midpoint of quarter 3: February 16

 End of quarter 3:  March 24

 Start of quarter 4: April 3

 Midpoint of quarter 4: May 5

 End of quarter 4 : June 7

As we approach state testing, remember the following tips to ensure you are prepared to do your best:

7th Graders!!

It was a pleasure visiting your classrooms to discuss elective options with you! Look for the elective survey beginning Friday, March 17th and remember to complete it no later than March 24th. Stop in and see us if you have any questions.

November 28, 2022

If you notice your feelings of stress or anxiety becoming intense, try controlled breathing.  When we are feeling stress, we may notice a change in our breath's rate and pattern. This is part of the" fight or flight response."  Controlled breathing can help to  send a message to a part of our nervous system and our brain that even though things may feel overwhelming , we are not in danger.

To help yourself get into the routine and comfort of utilizing this tool, practice  when you are feeling calm.  That way when your  feelings elevate you are ready!

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed, and need someone to talk to please come to see us so we can help!

November 13, 2022

November 13th is World Kindness Day! World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world,

How do you plan to spread kindness to your school, family, friends and community?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

SEPTEMBER IS SELF IMPROVEMENT MONTH

September 27, 2022

This is our last post for Self Improvement Month, however it's important to carry forward the good habits you have developed! 

September 19, 2022

Have you tried any of the self improvement strategies we have shared with you this month? 

 If you have, what has worked for you?

 If not, now is your chance to start! 

If you need help learning how to use these strategies we can help you!

September 12, 2022


September 8, 2022

This month we will be sharing strategies for self improvement. If you ever want to discuss these strategies (or others) don't forget your school counselors are available to meet with you!

September 1, 2022

In September we celebrate Self Improvement Month.  Each day we are learning, evolving and growing to be the version of ourselves we aspire to be.  This month,  remember to pause , care for yourself and acknowledge that you can improve some of your habits and  systems  which will have a positive impact on your school performance and how you feel. The only way to build a new habit is to practice it, so try some of these personal growth challenges!  If you would like to talk more about this or if we can help you in any way please reach out to us:)



WEB is our 8th grade leadership team. 


August 24, 2022

At the heart of the WEB program are our WEB Leaders.

The success of our program is based on  a strong, collaborative, caring group of students who will step up to not only support BMS 6th graders, but also act as mentors and take the lead in creating a positive school climate. WEB Leaders step up and become a substantial presence within school acting as models of positive behavior which is ultimately a catalyst for climate change within school. 

Our WEB Leaders have been hard at work already this year.  They spent the first half day of school attending leadership training. They will visit their 6th grade Prides to host activities throughout August. The WEB Leadership team  advisors are Mrs. Massey and Mrs. DiBenedetto.

August 19, 2022

As we return to a new school year, remember your guidance counselors are resources. Have a question about your schedule? Need help navigating a problem? Would you like some assistance working through a conflict? Curious about mindfulness strategies? Stop by the student services office to make an appointment or email one of your two counselors today!

Mrs. DiBenedetto sdibenedetto@orangecsd.org

Mrs. Massey cmassey@ornagecsd.org