Guidance News

Counselor Connection: September

We began classroom guidance this year with the book This School Year will be the Best written by Kay Winters.  Throughout our lessons, we will focus on setting goals and developing skills to help us achieve those goals.  It will be exciting to see what we will accomplish!

Counselor Connection: October

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We will also celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 23-28.  We will have dress-up days and a door decorating contest during this week.  Guidance lessons will encourage our students to make choices that will help them have healthy, safe lives.

Counselor’s Connection: November


As we enter into the holiday season, we will focus on thankfulness.  We will have opportunities to give back to our community. We will recognize our military with classroom projects. Our United Way campaign will be held November 6-10.  Our Salvation Army canned food drive will be November 13-17. More information will follow.

Counselor Connection: December


Thanks to all of you who contributed to both our United Way Campaign and our Salvation Army canned food drive.   As we enter this holiday season, our guidance lessons will focus on a gift that keeps giving – kindness.  One small kind act can lead to many more.  We can make a difference when we all work together!

Counselor Connection: January


Happy New Year!  To kick off 2018, our fifth graders will be registering for classes for middle school.  Classroom guidance will continue to focus on character and being the best that we can be.  We will talk about resolutions and goals.  What promises will you make to make yourself better this year?


Counselor Connection: February


February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week.  The theme for this year’s celebration is “Helping Students Reach for the Stars.”  My hope for each of our students is that they dream big and reach for the stars.

Counselor Connection: April


The School Board Division Safety Advisory Committee is again conducting its annual poster contest on anti-bullying.  The purpose of the contest is to highlight awareness and issues related to bullying. Posters should be turned in to Mrs. Thompson or Mrs. Rivenbark no later than April 11.  Three school winners will be selected.