Counselor's Corner Prescott Elementary


Welcome to Prescott Elementary! My name is Kathy L'Heureux and I am serving as School Counselor. I am here to help inspire and empower students to be knowledgeable, responsible, healthy and compassionate citizens.

Each quarter, I will be providing you with a newsletter of what's going on in the counseling department. It is my hope that we can work as partners as we strive together to ensure success for your child.

What Does a School Counselor Do?

My Mission Statement: Relationships first. Assist my students and clients to better meet their life challenges and opportunities by preventing, reducing, or eliminating the barriers that may interfere with their ability to be successful in the classroom and in life.

Comprehensive Guidance Curriculum Includes:

Bi-Weekly Classroom Guidance Lessons (Bullying, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Friendship, Careers, 21st Century Skills,

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling (Social Skills Groups, Friendship Groups, Stress Group, Atta Girls, Seeing Red, Lunch Bunch)

Community Resources and Referrals

Parents: What do YOU need help with?

This is an opportunity to post a question if you need advice on parenting tips or any other issues your child is dealing with. Here are some examples of topics:







The 4 C's of School Counseling

School Counselors are not scary people. At Prescott I care about your child and look forward to working with them in the classroom, in small groups and individual sessions as needed. I am available Monday-Friday from 8:15-9:00 a.m. or anytime after school. Please feel free to contact me via email or school phone to assist with any needs that arise.

Counseling is available to individual students, small groups, and parents in conjunction if concerning their child(ren).

Consulting takes place between counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, teachers and parents.

Coordinating the efforts to assist a child and/or their family with community agencies.

Conduct Classroom lessons in the academic, career, and personal/social areas that follow a comprehensive developed school counseling program which is developed and based on American School Counseling Association(ASCA) National Standards.

What Programs Are Offered

What Programs Are Offered?

A Comprehensive Counseling Program is designed to focus on improving school climate and increasing academic performance, along with providing career and personal counseling to students. School wide programs focus on Bullying Prevention and Kindness Promotion, Tolerance, Diversity and Respect. Grade level programs focus on Career and College Awareness, Study Skills, Goal Setting, and Time Management, etc.

Some Activities & Programs offered might include:

  • Developmental Guidance Lessons
  • CICO (Check-In Check-Out)
  • Girls Group
  • Cool Kids
  • Social Skills Groups
  • SAIG Groups (Specific Academic Intervention Group)
  • Mentoring
  • New Student Tours and Check-Ins (with Mrs. Bare)
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The past two weeks I have introduced the students to the "Bucket Book". This is a great story teaching us how to treat others and fill each other's buckets. Sometimes we can be "bucket dippers" and say and do things that are hurtful or mean. Most people who "dip" have an empty bucket. The great thing about having a bucket is that when we fill other people's buckets, we also fill our own! Promoting kindness in our classrooms and school will help build a positive school climate. When we are bucket fillers, we make our home, our school and our neighborhoods great places to be! I highly recommend checking this book out and asking your child about the bucket filling ideas we came up with.

How Do Students See Me?

Students can see the counselor in any of the following ways:

  • Self-referral
  • Request from the counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or staff referral via email or phone call

More About Me

I grew up in Nebraska, went to college at Concordia University Nebraska for my undergrad in Elementary Education. After 10 years of teaching elementary, I went back to school where I earned a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on School Counseling. I served as a School Counselor in Colorado and Wisconsin, and just recently moved to Lincoln this past summer. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cheering on my Huskers, and cooking.


Concordia University Portland

Doctor of Education (EdD), Higher Education/Teacher Leadership

2014 – 2017

Concordia University Wisconsin

2007 M.S. Education K-12 School Counseling/Professional Counseling

Concordia University Nebraska

1997 B.S. Elementary Education

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What Can Parents Do?

How Parents Can Help Promote Student Success

Parents play a key role in ensuring that their adolescent achieves school success. When parents, students, and school staff work together, the student will obtain his/her academic goals as well as become a productive citizen. Some of the actions that parents can take to promote school success are:

  • Communicate with school staff to be aware of homework assignments
  • Review your child’s homework
  • Encourage your child to seek friends who will be helpful to them
  • Try to do something enjoyable with your child at least once a week
  • Set clear expectations for students about homework; have a set place and time for homework
  • Get acquainted with your child’s teacher(s)
  • Monitor where your child goes/this will encourage them to stay out of trouble
  • Communicate with school staff first when there is a concern with the school
  • Attend school functions such as conferences, programs, and athletic events
  • Encourage students to participate in school-related after-school activities
  • Consistently enforce household rules
  • Set aside a time when the whole family reads
  • Encourage students to talk about school, social activities, and their interests
  • Teach standards of right and wrong and demonstrate these standards
  • Provide a quiet place where your child can study (preferably a quiet room)
  • Support school discipline policies
  • Monitor your child’s choices of TV programs, video games and music
  • Monitor your child's social media use (what they are posting and receiving)