Unity - HVS Counselor Newsletter

October was National Bullying Prevention Month


This now worldwide campaign started in the United States by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006, but did you know Huron Valley School Counselors have been working with students, parents and staff to educate how to put an end to bullying since 2000? Activities are not reserved for only the month of October but are a part of a counselor’s job every single day and are a part of the social/emotional domain of the counseling curriculum.

Huron Valley School Counseling curriculum activities begin in the 6th grade and range from whole school/community activities to small group/individual interventions.

Whole school/community activities examples include comprehensive caring community lessons, whole school/grade level assemblies, mentor programs, and parent presentations such as cyber safety. Small group/individual interventions such as mediation, small group participation, short term solution-focused individual counseling, and advocating for students/parents occur on a daily basis.

These are only a few of the bullying prevention efforts your school counselors implement throughout the year to help create a community of caring in Huron Valley Schools. If you would like to support Huron Valley Schools efforts to create a community of caring, please consider joining the District Caring Community Committee. Contact WLMS Assistant Principal, Diane Chema at diane.chema@hvs.org or WLMS School Counselor, Sharee’ Cesarov at sharee.cesarov@hvs.org for more information.

Thank you for your continued support of HVS School Counselors. We appreciate the opportunity to help your student become outstanding adults!

Unity Rocks at OVMS

This year at Oak Valley in an attempt to build a better sense of community, each student decorated a rock that best represents them. Those rocks are now displayed along the walkway leading into the school for all students, parents, and community members to see. This Unity Rocks Project is aimed at building a stronger sense of belonging to the Oak Valley community.

Students read the book, “You Be You” by Linda Kranz. The book tells the story of a fish that realizes all of the fish in the ocean are unique in their own way. Near the end of the book, the main character notes: “There are so many of us, we all have something special that only we can share.”

The Oak Valley Unity Rocks project celebrates each student’s uniqueness, while also bringing us all together!

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Unity Day Presentations at WLMS

White Lake Middle School hosted an assembly for each grade on October 25th, which also happened to be Unity Day. 6th graders learned to be up-standers after seeing, "Don't Be a Monster" presented by Erebus. 7th and 8th graders learned how to keep themselves and others safe online after learning about OK2SAY, Michigan's cyber safety initiative through the Attorney General's office.