Counselor's Corner

January/February 2015

McIntire Elementary

January: Study Skills/Careers

We are finishing up Study Skills. After our Study Skills Unit, we will be starting our Unit on Careers. In the Kindergarten-2nd grade classes, we are focusing on listening skills, being organized, trying hard, never giving up, and test-taking skills. In the 3rd-5th grade classes, we are focusing on setting goals, being organized, and test-taking skills.

February: Careers/Friendship

We will finish up Careers and start our Friendship Unit.
Kindergarten-2nd grade classes will focus on how to make and keep friends. 3rd-5th grade classes will focus on conflict-resolution, and what qualities make a good friend.

Practicum Student

I'm excited to let you know that Audrey Penberthy, a practicum student from Stephens College, will be with us this semester! She will be helping out with classes, groups, and individual counseling. If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me. We will be starting some new groups this semester. More information on that will be sent out soon!


Student attendance and student achievement are closely intertwined. Students who develop patterns of good attendance are much more likely to be successful both academically and socially than students who develop patterns of poor attendance. McIntire teachers and staff work together with the entire school community to maintain and create a school culture and climate where students feel safe, welcome, and connected. A positive school environment, conducive to regular daily attendance and learning, will result in increased attendance and improved academic achievement. Parents, staff, community, and school leadership are vital in supporting all students to graduate, as well. Parents can be empowered, engaged in, and responsible for the successful completion of their children’s education.

It is our building's goal to have 90% of our students here 90% of the time. Please do your part in making sure your child is here everyday so we can achieve this goal.

National School Counselor's Week

We will be celebrating National School Counselor's Week the week of February 9th. Each day that week we will have a special announcement and a fun activity for the students and teachers to participate in to help get to know me better! It's going to be a fun week!