Madison School Counselor News
Meet the School Counselor
Hello, my name is Mrs. Coplen, and I am here to support your students' social, emotional and academic needs. This will be my fourth year as the school counselor at Madison.
I look forward to working with you and your child this year!
I teach classroom lessons on emotion management, empathy, problem solving, responsible decision making, friendship, and other important social skills that support learning. I also meet with students individually or in small groups as needed. I am passionate about ensuring equitable opportunities for all students. I work with the community to help families find resources. I also work closely with parents and teachers to make Madison Elementary a positive place where students feel a sense of belonging and safety and are therefore ready to learn.
What do you need?
Please complete the needs assessment below to help me identify targeted strategies and prioritize resources.
Operation School Bell
OSB is a program sponsored by the Assistance League of Norman. Each year they offer a day for students in need to participate in a completely free shopping experience. Students will receive new clothing such as jeans, tops, underwear, and coats in a retail-like environment. Our date to attend School Bell is Tuesday, September 20. There is limited availability so if you don't receive a permission form this week and you are interested, please let me know so that I can add your child to the wait list.
Crossroads Psychoeducation Groups
Crossroads YFS is offering small groups for Anxiety & Stress and Anger Management. If you have a child in 3rd - 5th grade who may benefit, please let me know. These groups will be offered in both the spring and fall semesters.
Madison Clothing Closet
New this year!
I will be offering a clothing closet for families in addition to the McFarlin Food Pantry and Library Open Hours during our Community Resource Night.
The Regional Food Bank delivers pre-assembled food bags at no cost to the school or the child. The food is designed to provide nutrition and calories for chronically hungry children and families in need. This program will begin this month. Please email me if you have a new student that I need to add to this list.
What it Is and Why it Matters
Watch the video below to learn more about the positive benefits of social-emotional learning and why it matters for all students.
We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, children also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, manage strong emotions, and get along with others.
2022 State Testing Results
Viewing Student Results in the Parent Portal
Final reports for the OSTP assessments are expected to be available on the Parent Portal on August 30, 2022. Families will be able to view their student’s final reports for the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) in the OSTP Parent Portal. Please note that new enhancements have been made to the OSTP Parent Portal. These enhancements to the OSTP Parent Portal require all users to create an account as a ‘First Time User’ beginning June 14, 2022.
In order to create an account in the OSTP Parent Portal, you will need your student’s state ID number and date of birth.
You will soon receive a letter in the mail where you can find your student’s state ID number for reference. This number can also be found on Infinite Campus.
OSTP Parent Portal: https://okparentportal.emetric.net
Once on the OSTP Parent Portal site, users will enter the student’s State ID number and date of birth, then click go. Then users will enter their email address and create a password for accessing the portal. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.