Welcome to the BPS Counseling Center!

Students are more than welcome to stop by the Counseling Center every day before school, during lunch and after school (except on Wednesdays). Student are also welcome to email staff at any time with questions or concerns.

Name Position phone Email Work Days
Anne Marie Jones MS Counselor (Grades 6-8) 425456.7841 jonesa@bsd405.org Tues, Thurs, Fri
Jamie Ginter HS Counselor (Grades 9-12) 425.456.7832 ginterj@bsd405.org Mon – Fri
Michelle Ball Counseling Secretary 425.456.7847 ballm@bsd405.org Mon – Thurs
Sarah Frost School Psychologist 425.456.7840 frosts@bsd405.org Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
Important BPS Counseling Announcements and Events:
Operation School Bell - forms due to Counseling Center by 9/30

Assistance League® is proud to once again provide Operation School Bell® to students. Assistance League supports the belief that new school clothing helps increase self-esteem and confidence, contributing to a strong foundation for a child’s successful school experience. Please contact Michelle in the Counseling Center for more details. Deadline is September 30th.

Jubilee Reach Elves Program - applications due ASAP

Jubilee Elves program has started taking applications for low-income families to receive Christmas gifts. There are limited spots available and they are filling quickly, please contact Michelle as soon as possible if interested or need more details.

Peer Mediation

If you have a conflict with another student, Peer Mediation may be the answer! Conflicts can include being in a fight with a friend, another student talking about you to other students, or even being annoyed by someone else’s behavior. Peer mediation is a great approach when something has been going on for a while and isn’t getting better. Peer mediation is problem solving by students, with students. It is a process by which two or more students involved in a conflict meet in a private, safe and confidential setting to work out problems with the assistance of a trained student mediator.

To request a mediation, complete the Peer Mediation Request Form, and email or drop off a paper copy to Jamie AND Anne Marie (ginterj@bsd405.org and jonesa@bsd405.org). The form is linked above and also available in the office. Jamie or Anne Marie will review the request and schedule the mediation.

Counseling Resources

DACA Community Advisory:

Student & Family Resources: