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Mrs. Erin McKibben
Alpha L - Q


7th Grade students that did not complete an ACP in FACS class will be receiving an email this week with a PowerPoint presentation and a link on how to complete it.  It is a county wide requirement for all students in 7th grade. The direct link to the page is:

Community Resources:

Mental Health services- NVFS -
Comcast for free or discounted internet -
Acts for food and housing services -

A little about myself...
I am so excited to be at Benton Middle School this year!  I was previously at Piney Branch Elementary School in Bristow.
I have three kiddos, one in High School, one in Middle School and one in elementary.  They keep me very busy.
I can not wait to get to know all the families here at Benton!

What do I do?
Individual sessions 
Small groups
Classroom guidance lessons
Suicide Screenings
504 Case Manager
IT Case Manager
Support SPED and ELL
Student Schedules
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Small Group Information

Movement Group:
Our movement group is designed to help students who are developing their skills for coping with stressful situations or people, HELLO MIDDLE SCHOOL! Movement group is an exercise based small group that will utilize physical activity to help equip students with calm feelings and endorphins. Movement can reduce nervous tension and anxiety in muscles as well as release endorphins to help improve mood and energy levels.

Some examples of our activities are: deep breathing, resistance band work, body weight work, large muscle movements, and stretching.

The group will be facilitated by school counselors: Christina Bevilacqua, Taija Harris, and Erin McKibben.

Open to all students during advisory (8:30-9am) every Thursday in the Lecture Hall.

Academic Group:

The academic group is designed for students who struggle with:

  • turning in or completing assignments
  • keeping track of work
  • advocacy
  • organization

And as a result have received F's on their report card for a core class. This group is coordinated by every school counselor and organized by alpha. Students who qualify will be invited to participate and given more information.

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