Counselor Corner

1st Quarter

Chillicothe Elementary School ~ Mrs. Bowman

New Faces

This year I would like to welcome Shawnie Jones! She is a graduate student working towards her M.S.Ed in School Counseling, as well as, her LPC. She has been a wonderful student teacher! The students and I have enjoyed having her with us for counseling lessons this year and we wish her all the best as she continues her education next semester with the Middle School Counselors! Good Luck Shawnie!

TraumaSmart ~

With the support of Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe R2 teachers and staff, grades preschool through 5th grade, have been trained in Trauma Smart (http://traumasmart.org) practices with St. Luke's Crittenton Children’s Center. This approach to teaching and relating to those who have experienced difficult times, related to traumatic experiences, can be greatly improved and experience greater connectivity. This takes place individually and within the class community. There is also a wonderful component, Smart Connections, that is an informative and relatable parenting/caregiver program that is offered free of charge at Chillicothe Elementary School. Contact Livingston County Health Center (646-5506) for more information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUSKfdejXuMz-bkbTSoez9uxtTbLkC0QBJFutPSWbaqUn9tw/viewform

Dewey School ~ Mrs. Leamer

Tips for Parents

As Red Ribbon Week approaches, it is a good time to have a conversation with your teens about making healthy life choices. Please use the tips provided below as a resource!
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Grand River Technical School ~ Mrs. Peery

Manufacturing Day

Grand River Technical School will recognize Manufacturing Day next month with guest speakers, Project Lead the Way Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and tours of manufacturing facilities. Here are some TOP FACTS about Manufacturing:



  • For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy.
  • In 2016, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $82,023 annually, including pay and benefits.
  • Manufacturers have one of the highest percentages of workers who are eligible for health benefits provided by their employer.
  • Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap.
  • Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth-largest economy in the world.
  • Manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development (R&D) in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Senior Industry Tours

CHS seniors participated in industry tours related to their career pathway interest. Those businesses toured include Donaldson Company, Robert's Tool & Die, Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Chillicothe Police Department, YMCA, Citizen's Bank, Walmart, Chillicothe Beauty Academy, Walsworth, and Show Me Ethanol.
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18th Annual Career Expo

Grand River Technical School's 18th annual Career Expo will be held Thursday, November 14th from 9-11 AM with registration beginning at 8:30 AM. Seniors seeking to continue their education in advanced and emerging technical fields should make plans NOW to attend! Students will have the opportunity to visit two programs of their choice AND one lucky recipient will walk away with a $500 scholarship towards their post-secondary training at GRTS. This is an excellent opportunity for those seniors with an interest in post-secondary technical training.

Graduates from technical training programs are in high demand!