Moyer School Counseling Newsletter

September 2016

Welcome Back Mustangs!

Welcome to the monthly school counseling newsletter. I'm Shauna Luebbers, Moyer's school counselor, and I'm looking forward to a great school year. In each newsletter, you will find information about the counseling program at Moyer Elementary. Please feel free to contact me anytime and I look forward to meeting your child.

What is a School Counselor?

That is a great question! In fact, many people are surprised to know that all three Fort Thomas elementary schools have their own counselor. The role of a school counselor has evolved over time. Today's school counselors are vital members of your child's education. We help students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career awareness. We want to help your child be productive citizens of the future.

Want to learn more about my role? Watch the video below!

Comprehensive School Counseling
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Moyer Mustangs Are Rolling In The Dough

This year we started a new school-wide behavior program with four expectations: We Are Kind, Safe, Responsible and Ready to Learn. Students displaying these behaviors will be rewarded with "Mustang Money" and we are already rolling in the dough! Our Mustangs are doing a fantastic job demonstrating these expectations. Keep up the good work!

Classroom Guidance Lesson

Each classroom receives monthly lessons from our Second Step and Steps to Respect Curriculum. These programs focus on essential skills for student success in schools. Topics range from listening skills, developing empathy, managing emotions, and problem solving.
September is Skills for Learning month and we will be working on listening skills, focusing and following directions. Some of the material covered is whole body listening, showing attention with your "Attent-O-Scope," and assertively asking for help.

Small Group Counseling

Each year a variety of small group counseling sessions are offered to the student body. Some examples of small groups I have offered in the past are: family changes, friendship, grief/loss, school success, anxiety, and social skills. If your child has been selected for a small group, a permission slip will go home with him/her. I work closely with the teachers to ensure this does not interrupt instructional time.

Individual Counseling

For students needing additional support academically, emotionally, and/or socially, I offer individual counseling. Teachers and parents can let me know at anytime during the school year if a child needs my support. Students can make a self-referral for counseling by dropping a note in my mailbox, sending me a message on Schoology, or an in-person request.