Welcome to the Benton Middle School Counseling Department

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Our Vision

Benton Middle School's counseling department strives to ensure that our students build a strong foundation for success and meet on-time graduations, allowing them to explore post-secondary and career options.  We envision a data driven, diverse, and developmentally appropriate counseling program, allowing students to meet their potential as contributing members of the community.

Our Mission

Benton Middle School's counseling department  provides a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment for all students to achieve to their fullest potential, both in school and in the community.   By providing students with equitable access to our comprehensive counseling program we  strive to set the foundation for each student to become competent, responsible citizens that can achieve their own academic, social/emotional, and career goals.    

Counseling assignments for the 2021-22 school year are:

Last name A-D:  Ms. Atkins
Last name E-K:  Mrs. Harris
Last name L-Q:  Mrs. McKibben
Last name R-Z:  Mr. Zourzoukis

Counseling Director:  Mrs. Gerdy

I am so excited for my first year here at Benton Middle School. The kiddos are my number number priority and why I come to work each day.  I believe in a strong collaborative relationship between school, community, and families so please reach out to me with any concerns you may have or any feedback about the counseling department. 

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Information for 2021-22 Rising 6th Grade Students