Bernal's S2S and Military Kids Clubs are designed to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation. As a campus-based military liaison, Mrs. Maher is responsible for serving as the point of contact and working collaboratively between military-connected students and their families and the campus. The counseling team attends yearly training to learn and understand topics related to the transition of military-connected students and their families. All counselors assist with campus-based supports such as small group counseling and provide services to military-connected students based on their unique needs, including their high mobility and deployment rate.
At Bernal Middle School, whenever a new military family is identified by our office staff, our S2S students step into action. S2S student responsibilities include:
* Giving new students a tour of the school.
* Explaining the school rules to a new student.
* Sitting with the new student at lunch and helping them feel welcome at our campus.
* Introducing the new student to other friends they may have on campus.
Our Military Kids Club gathers monthly after school to play games and have conversation with other Military Kids. They also help plan our Veterans Day celebration, Month of the Military Family, Month of the Military Child, and Purple UP! Day.
Here are more resources for our Military Families: