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      Welcome to the Counselors Page

         The EMS Counselors would like to welcome you to our school!  This year, we want to see our Eagles SOAR higher than ever by Showing self-control, Offering kindness, Acting responsibly, and Respecting themselves and others.   Counselors are here to help our students make good and healthy choices.  We are excited about the school year, and we look forward to getting to know our students and their parents!  Please contact the counseling office, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year.

    Tara Lamb: Counselor (Last names beginning with A-K) tlamb@effingham.k12.ga.us        

    Karen Thomas: Counselor (Last names beginning with L-Z) kthomas@effingham.k12.ga.us           

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    What is bullying?
     
    Bullying is disrespectful conduct intended to make another person feel afraid, embarrassed, and/or upset.
     
    Bullying is intentional and aggressive. It is not an accident, but a conscious choice to mistreat someone.
     
    Bullying is repeated. It is not a onetime event, but something that happens over and over.
     
    Bullying involves a difference in power. The bully may be older, stronger, bigger, or more popular.  Bullying may also involve a whole group ganging up on one person.
     

    How is bullying reported at Ebenezer Middle School?

         Anyone can report suspected bullying or mistreatment of another person to any staff member at EMS.  Once the report is made, it will be referred to the Counselors to get as much information as possible about the situation and those involved.  Many times conflicts that occur can be resolved by allowing individuals to talk through their grievances with supervision in the Counselors Office.  When this is not possible, it is immediately referred to administration.  Administration investigates and appropriately intervenes with each report that is made. 

         Communication really is the key.  When a problem arises, please contact a teacher, counselor, or administrator.  We are here to help students develop into resilient and productive learners for a lifetime. 

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