Counselor's Corner

November 10, 2023

Now Showing/Coming Attractions

  • Building & grade level Counselors attended the Missouri School Counselors Association Fall Conference. We are excited to share information from the sessions we attended.
  • Grade level Counselors are continuing monthly classroom lessons.
  • 6th Grade-Lesson will focus on kindness & empathy among peers.
  • 7th Grade-Problem Solving 101-Students will explore how their values and identified strengths can be used to address conflict. Students will also practice identifying the size of problems and appropriate strategies to better manage experienced difficult situations.
  • 8th Grade-Continuing to navigate and understand values. Beginning to explore career pathways and how our skills, values, and interests play a role in our chosen career pathway.
  • Counseling aide and interns have met with the small groups focusing on being a "Confident Me". These small groups include students from all grade levels.
  • Building level counselor is wrapping up the co-facilitated book club with the Librarian for a group of 8th grade students. The next student book club will be for 6th grade boys starting next semester. The book study with school counselors around the region is off to a great start.
  • Counseling department is gearing up for some exciting career exploration events happening this year for our students. We are actively looking for parent volunteers to be presenters and unique career focused field trip locations.
  • Full Counseling department completed lesson series with Math Intervention classes.
  • Counseling aide & interns will be presenting during statesmen time on team 8-Unity.

Mindful Moment

In each newsletter we will share a mindful moment. Look forward to a tip or an exercise that may help you and your student de-stress or cope big feelings.

This week we highlighted Mrs. Ford's love of yoga and gratitude practice. Mrs. Ford shared two yoga videos that focus on gratitude for your mindful moment this week. She hopes this experience will help you refocus and remember the positives in your life.

Yoga for Gratitude & Yoga with Kassandra (as always, please be mindful of your body's limitations when trying a new exercise)

Friday Food Bags

We have a program that allows for food to be sent home for families each Friday. It can be sent in a nondescript backpack to allow for privacy. If you or someone you know is in need of this support please complete the information in this link.

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