Counselor Update

for Elementary Counselors

Bullying Prevention Video Contest

It’s Time to Stop Bullying in our Schools! Students are challenged to produce a bullying prevention video! All winners will receive a plaque for their school. First place videos will be posted on the WCPSS website

Deadline for Submission: February 5, 2016

To see previous winners- check out the Bullying Prevention folder on Blackboard.

PLT Topics for January

  • Best Practices/Post on Google Docs
  • Character Ed Trait-Respect
  • Career & College Fairs
  • Prepare 4 National School Counseling Week
  • Review Registration Timeline
  • Evaluation Process (Mid-year)

Spring 2016 Professional Development - New Topic Added

Just added - Website 101. Leave with your very own school counseling website.

We have some great professional development coming up in the spring:

  • Google Apps Basics
  • iPad for Beginners
  • National Model Reset
  • RAMP Get Ready (RAMP 2016)
  • ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors

All courses are in eschools. Please sign up and join us! Have other professional development you are interested in? Let me know!

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Lincoln Heights is College Bound!

Ellen McClay made sure her students know they are college bound. Fifth graders from Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Saturday to sing the National Anthem at the start of the UNC Women's Basketball game against Applachian State University.

Before the game, students toured campus. They learned about the University and college life from WCPSS graduates attending UNC-CH, including several who attended LHES. Students drank from the Old Well, visited several campus landmarks, and even got to pretend to be college students studying on a spring day.

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Kindness is Contagious

In December, we celebrate the character trait of Kindness. To instill this trait in our students, a “Kindness Tree” is in the lobby of our school the week before break

The tree is full of tags with acts of kindness on them. Students are encouraged to select a tag and do that act of kindness within the week. Simple things like, “Help a younger student tie his shoes,” “Make your bus drive a holiday card,” or “Give someone a compliment”. The Kindness Tree is a huge success with 635 tags taken by students.

We emphasize that acts of kindness can be and should be done each day. As well as how good it makes the recipient and the giver feel.

Chris Dudek

School Counselor

Reedy Creek Elementary

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Welcome Baby!

Mandy Helton at Partnership Elementary welcomed Baby Boy Ryker to the WCPSS family. The central PLT had the pleasure of meeting him at the December PLT meeting. Congrats Mandy!

Have a Great Book to Share?

A Book List is now available in the Regional PLT Folder. You can add great books that you've found by topic.

This is only available to WCPSS staff - you must be logged in to view.