School Counselor's Scoop

(Hopefully) Useful Information

Weekend Backpack Food Program

I have several slots available for our weekend backpack food program. Many of you have submitted names, and Walnut Grove Baptist Church is already sending food bags home with 18 students. Wow! Puett & Concord United Methodist Churches will begin sending seven "family" bags home next week, so we will be able to touch about 20-25 more students.That is amazing!!


All students/families that you have referred have been contacted at least two times. I am in the process of making follow-up calls to families who have not responded to determine their interest in participating in this program. However, we don't want this valuable resource to our students to be wasted. If you have concerns that a student may need this service, please complete this short form ASAP!

Kid President

Many of you know that I am a fan of Kid President. I use his videos and ideas in my lessons A LOT! I may also send you a video message from time to time to show your class. They love his videos and would spend every lesson time with me watching them if I let them! So this is another simple way of me communicating a positive, inspiring message with your class. Here is the first one! Please share :)

School Supplies

More school supplies have been donated to our school. Please stop by and get as many items that your students need. I will be placing any "unclaimed" items in classroom teachers' boxes beginning next week for you to use as needed to replenish these supplies. If there are things you need now, come by before I start the mass distribution!


I have the following churches and/or organizations that have donated school supplies, and I will write thank you notes next week as well. Sometimes items are left in my office without a note when I'm not there, so if you know of any other organizations that have donated (not listed here), please send me an email (mtheavner@gaston.k12.nc.us) to let me know.



  • Arrowood Baptist
  • Concord UMC
  • Puett UMC
  • St. Andrews Episcopal
  • Sunnside Baptist
  • Dr. Lesli C. Munoz