Booker T. Washington Military Families
Information on upcoming military recognition events
Veterans Day - we honor each staff member who is a veteran of the Armed Forces with breakfast, a gift, and thanks from our students.
Wreaths Across America at Barrancas National Cemetery at NAS - December 16, 2023 - students and staff are asked to volunteer to go to the cemetery and lay wreaths on the graves.
Medal of Honor Day - March 25 every year - students are instructed on the meaning of the Medal of Honor, and past recipients are acknowledged and researched.
Military and Family Life Counseling
A Warm Welcome to our Military Families!
About the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program
Booker T. Washington High School is pleased to offer non-medical counseling and support to our military-connected students. The MFLC program helps military families and children navigate the challenges with free face-to-face support. Our counselor provides confidential non-medical counseling services to students. Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors support military children for various issues, including low self-esteem, behavioral problems, and changes at home. These counselors, who are part of the Military and Family Life Counseling Programs, understand the issues military children face and can be especially helpful during challenging periods, including deployments and PCS moves.
Counselors are licensed with a master's degree or higher and have a positive effect on:
- General behavior
- Performance in school
- Relationships with family members and teachers
The licensed counselors in the MFLC Program address:
- Self-esteem issues
- Communication and relationships at home and school
- Life skills, such as problem-solving and adjustment
- Behavioral issues, including bullying and anger management
- Changes at home, such as deployment, reunion, divorce, and grief
Conversations in these sessions stay between the student and his or her counselor. The only exceptions to this rule are cases of domestic violence, abuse, and suicidal or homicidal threats. No counseling records are maintained.
Parents can contact the School Liaison for NAS Pensacola, Carissa Bergosh, at (850) 712-4105.
MFLC counselor can be reached at: 850-377-2548
MFLC parental consent forms can be downloaded and printed by students, parents, or referral sources, and must be signed by a parent or guardian.
BTWHS Military Family InformationThe student-led transition program, Student-to-Student (S2S), had an Interest Meeting on Friday, September 29.Families and students are invited to provide input for S2S activities in support of our military families.
Transition Peer Program
Established in 2004, Student 2 Student® (S2S™) is a student program that brings military and civilian students together to welcome all new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions.
Military Point of Contact: Commander Lekeen Brown
S2S Team objectives:
Identify the challenges students face as they transition in or out of class
Understanding why S2S is needed in schools
Represent the S2S Core Values: Leadership, Finding the Way, Academics, Service, Relationships, and 100% Acceptance
Continual planning to build an ever stronger S2S Team
Engage BTWHS staff in the annual professional development concerning how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and families