Counselor Corner

Monthly Guidance Counselor Newsletter

What's new?

All I can say is it has been a busy month around West Elementary and it isn't over yet. The spring is one of my favorite times at school because the students have many events in which to participate. Remember to check your student's weekly newsletter so you do not miss out on all the happenings at West this month. I hope each of your students have had an enjoyable year at West this year. As always, if there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Space Camp

A few weeks ago our sixth grade had the opportunity to visit space camp. Before our departure, I realized this would be a wonderful educational opportunity for our students; however, I did not realize how much fun we would have along the way. Check out the video below to see some of the highlights from the trip.
New Project 1

5th Grade Puppet Show

Our fifth grade students presented a character education puppet show for our second and third grade students. Fifth grade students recorded their voices prior to the show. Our second and third graders enjoyed seeing our fifth graders using puppets.
Puppet Show

Will you be seriously strong?

Our favorite mouse is back this year with our 2013 testing video. Check it out below. You may see some people you already know in this year's video.
Testing 2013


Last week, we kicked off state testing by taking the OLSAT. This week we will be taking ARMT+ reading and math. 4th grade students made an iKnow chart composed of test taking strategies. Some of the strategies/ helpful hints they included are listed below.

- Go to bed early.

- Use all your time.

- Arrive at school on time.

- Eat a healthy breakfast.

- Try your best.

Don't Stress the Test Give It Your Best!

Wheel of Choice

I came across the wheel of choice the other day and thought it was important to share. We often talk in guidance about our choices. I explain to students that sometimes we make going choices and sometimes we do not make the best choice. We look at examples like the one below to see what our options our before we make a poor choice.

ARMT+ Reading

Tuesday, May 7th 2013 at 8am to Wednesday, May 8th 2013 at 11pm

303 Rosemont Avenue Southwest

Cullman, AL

ARMT+ Math

Thursday, May 9th 2013 at 8am to Friday, May 10th 2013 at 11am

303 Rosemont Avenue Southwest

Cullman, AL

Alabama Science Assessment

Monday, May 13th 2013 at 8-11am

303 Rosemont Avenue Southwest

Cullman, AL

ARMT+ Make-up Test Day

Tuesday, May 14th 2013 at 8:15am

303 Rosemont Avenue Southwest

Cullman, AL

CCPS 1st Grade Visit & Field Day

Friday, May 17th 2013 at 8am

303 Rosemont Avenue Southwest

Cullman, AL