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Discovery Ridge Counselor News & Notes - Week of Feb. 8th

Meet Ms. Muertz

Hello!


My name is Emily Muertz, and I am the M.Ed. school counseling intern working under Erika Kennedy until the beginning of May 2016 when I plan to graduate from the University of Missouri - Saint Louis. My previous counseling internships were at Lafayette Preparatory Academy (K-3) and Metro Academic & Classical High School (9-12). Currently I work full-time as an Academic Advisor at Southwestern Illinois College, but before advising I substitute taught for the Waterloo and Valmeyer School District in Illinois. My undergraduate degree is in radiology and psychology. After graduation I am invited to serve in the Philippines as a Youth Development Facilitator!


I enjoy working with children, learning about culture/language, and spending time outside and with my family. I am thrilled (and fortunate!) to be at Discovery Ridge Elementary/Frontier Middle School this semester and want to thank you everyone for welcoming me so warmly to Discovery Ridge. I'm eager to work with you all!

Counselor Schedule for Week of February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8th

DRE, 8:20-11:30

  • 8:30-8:40 - Student check-in (Clanton)
  • 8:45-9:15 - Individual student (Bierbaum)
  • 9:20-9:50 - Individual student (Klaas)

FMS, 11:30-12:30

  • 10:30-11:00 - Individual student (Joerling)
  • 11:00-11:30 - Individual student, Muertz (Noonan)
  • 11:45-12:30 - 5th Grade Girls Group (Jones, Micke)
DRE, 12:30-3:45


  • 1:15-1:30 - Individual student (Sanford)
  • 1:30-2:30 - Kids Rights Lesson, Kennedy (Bierbaum)
  • 1:45-2:30 - Social Skills Group, Muertz (Wilton, Hasekamp, Bierbaum)
  • 2:00-2:30 - Anxiety Small Group (Heath, Ivancic, Bierbaum, Hasekamp)
  • 3:10-3:20 - Student check-out (Delcour)
  • 3:20-3:30 - Student check-out (Clanton)
  • 3:30 - Car Rider duty

Tuesday, February 9th

DRE, 7:25-9:30 (Kennedy), 7:25-3:45 (Muertz)

  • 7:25-7:45 - Tier 2 Meeting (Sanford)
  • 7:45-8:00 - Tier 2 Meeting (A. Noonan)
  • 8:00-8:20 - Tier 2 Meeting (Bryant)
  • 8:30-8:40 - Student Check-In (Clanton)
  • 8:45-9:15 - Individual Student (Klaas)
  • 10:00-10:30 - Individual Student, Muertz (Clanton)
  • 10:50-11:20 - Individual Student, Muertz (Klaas)
FMS, 9:30-12:30
  • 9:30-10:30 - 504 Plan Meeting (Joerling)
  • 10:40-11:25 - 5th Grade Lesson (Joerling)
  • 11:30-12:00 - 5th Grade Lesson (Jones)
  • 12:00-12:30 - 5th Grade Girls Group (Olson, Noonan, Jones)
DRE, 12:30-3:45
  • 1:30-2:30 - Kids Rights Lesson (Bierbaum)
  • 2:30-3:30 - Kids Rights Lesson (Hasekamp)
  • 2:40-3:10 - Girls Group, Muertz (Delcour, Clanton, Militzer, Swinney)
  • 3:10-3:20 - Student Check-Out, Muertz (Delcour)
  • 3:20-3:30 - Student Check-Out, Muertz (Clanton)
  • 3:30 - Car Rider Duty

Wednesday, February 10th

DRE, 8:20-1:15

  • 8:30-8:40 - Student Check-In (Clanton)
  • 10:00-10:30 - Individual Student (Delcour)
  • 11:15-12:15 - Office Team Meeting

FMS, 1:15-3:45

  • 1:15-1:45 - Individual Student (Jones)
  • 1:45-2:15 - Individual Student (Joerling)
  • 2:15-2:45 - Individual Student (Joerling)
  • 2:45-3:15 - Individual Student (Joerling)

Thursday, February 11th

DRE, 8:20-3:45

  • 8:30-8:40 - Student Check-In (Clanton)
  • 8:45-9:45 - Kids Rights Lesson (Marren)
  • 9:50-10:50 - Kids Rights Lesson (Sanford)
  • 10:55-11:55 - Kids Rights Lesson (Klaas)
  • 12:30-1:00 - Girls Group (Swinney)
  • 2:30-3:00 - Girls Group (Klaas, Clanton, Bierbaum, Marren)
  • 3:10-3:20 - Individual Check-Out (Delcour)
  • 3:20-3:30 - Individual Check-Out (Clanton)
  • 3:30 - Car Rider duty

Friday, February 12th - PD Day

  • 12:10-12:30 - Tier 2 Meeting (Hubbard)
  • 12:30-12:50 - Tier 2 Meeting (Hubbard)
  • 12:50-1:10 - Tier 2 Meeting (Baines)
  • 1:10-1:30 - Tier 2 Meeting (Kliethermes)
  • 1:30-1:50 - Tier 2 Meeting (Ladymon)
  • 1:50-2:10 - Tier 2 Meeting (Lueking)
  • 2:10-2:30 - Tier 2 Meeting (Clanton)
  • 2:50-3:10 - Tier 2 Meeting (Klaas)
  • 3:10-3:20 - Tier 2 Meeting (Baines)

This Month's Counselor Lesson - T.H.I.N.K. before you speak!

Archived Class Meeting Lesson Plans & Teacher Tools

Class Meeting: Line-Ups

Get to know one another. Listen to one another. Move responsibly around the room.

Class Meeting: Cooperative Relay

Practice working together as a team to achieve a goal. Practice assisting others who need help. Build awareness about the consequences of not being kind to each other.