School Counselor E-News Bulletin


The winning classes of our RAK Kindness Challenge are the following:

Mrs. Derrick

Mrs Duckett

Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Watkins

Mrs. Shull

Mrs. Davis

We had 16% of teachers participate in the Kindness Challenge. We had 25% of our students participate in the Kindness Challenge. 19% of kind acts were done by the students. We hope your little ones saw the importance of being kind to one another. When we think about it; it seems so easy to do but sometimes it can be very hard.

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GRIT SPEAKER (March 31, 2017)

Dr. Edward Johnson


Monday, April 3rd, 6pm

The Learning Commons at New Providence Elementary

Please join us on April 3, 2017 at 6pm, light refreshments will be served. We know how stressful "Test Time" can be for our students and parents. We want to help you as much as possible. We will be celebrating our past MAP data, looking at an overview of the test format, and learning tips and strategies to help with test anxiety. We will focus on the following strategies:

  • Test Overview
  • Test Schedule
  • Helping your child prepare
  • Maintaining Focus
  • Purging anxieties on paper
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Changing your child's mindset and staying positive

We hope you will joins us for a Roaring Good Time.

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Classroom Lessons

During the month of February,

The topic for our classroom lessons was on "Kindness."

This lesson focused on the definition of kindness and how we can show kindness to others and pay it forward. This was a very sweet lesson. It doesn't , matter how small the act of kindness is, it can make such a big difference in someone's life.

For example, just giving someone a smile, can make someones day.

So I challenge you, smile at 5 extra people today and make their day. It will be a BEAUTIFUL one.

During the month of March:

Mrs. Jordan talked to all of her classes about 2 types of problems (Clay and Rock) and discussed the definition of coping.

Each student was given a piece of clay and they were given the direction to change the form of the clay, to create something different and they all did. They had some really creative creations. The Clay, of course, represented Clay Problems. This activity demonstrated that Clay Problems are problems that we can change and control by using lifeskills such as problem solving, patience, cooperation, compromise, etc. These are problems we can change.

I, also, gave each student a rock and gave them the same instructions. They had a harder time with changing and creating something different. The rock of course represented Rock Problems. This showed that Rock Problems are problems that you can not control or change and you will need to cope with these problems.

As a class, we dicsussed what are some examples of Clay and Rock Problems.

We discussed that Coping is dealing with a difficult problem in an okay way. I, also, told them it was doing something you LOVED doing to get your mind off of the problem. We discussed some Coping Strategies. They all did such a GREAT job with this lesson. I was very impressed.

I, also, stressed to all my students that they should never keep a problem to themselves and not face it. With problems we need to face them head on and deal with them. I stressed that there are a lot of people to help them solve it or just talk about it, if they needed that.

Mrs. Wilson talked to all of her classes about the two types of problems. She will be talkin gabout what Coping is during her lessons in April.

If you have a question about any of our lessons, please let us know. Thank you so very much.


Each week we highlight one of the 16 SC Career Clusters on our morning news show. We ,also, send home a flyer for you to read. Instead of sending these flyers home for the month of March, I am attaching the Career Cluster Flyers that have been discussed during the month of March. You will receive a flyer for this weeks Career Cluster which is Public, Safety and Security.


Our career cluster for the week of March 20th-March 24th is the Marketing, Sales and Service Career Cluster.

Do you like to shop? Can you convince a friend to buy one product over another one? Do you think you would like to own your own company? If you do, this could be the career cluster for you. Workers in this area forecast, buy, display, and sell items to customers.

There are several possibilities in this area. Workers may research the competitor to make sure their company has the edge. People in marketing research may also help to design new products and predict how this new product will be accepted. Also, workers in this area coordinate the promotion of the product either through print ads, TV ads, or the internet. For these workers, the computer becomes an essential tool. If a company buys its products to sell to the customers, someone has to decide what to buy and how to present it so that the product sells. The company also needs people who sell their product. Entrepreneurs take an idea they have for a company and turn it into a reality by starting their own business. They then become responsible for the daily operations as well as advertising, selling, and marketing the product. Products must also be delivered to the customers. Someone has to be in charge of deciding how to get the raw materials needed to make the product or how to get the finished product to the customer.

The jobs in the cluster area are varied. According to the latest statistics, there are over 16 million jobs in Marketing, Sales & Service. Employment opportunities are expected to be good. Great opportunities await you in Marketing, Sales & Service.


Learners need a strong background in communication, math and technical skills. You will need at least a High School degree or Higher such as a Bachelor’s Degree.


Our career cluster for the week of, March 6-10, was the Information Technology Cluster.

Information Technology Cluster includes courses and/or programs related to designing, developing, managing, and operating communication and information technology networks and related hardware and software for the recording, storage, transformation, transmission and distribution of voice, video, images, and data including both telecommunications and computing services. Information Technology careers involves the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow's jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow's workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers several times.

Information Technology is at the heart of the 21st century economy, and as IT generates the jobs of the future, taking steps to grab one of them could be the best career move you’ll ever make. Between 1995 and 1999 IT accounted for one-third of all real U.S. economic growth and a whopping 50 percent of growth in productivity. Even when business turned bad in 2001 and layoffs swept through the high-tech businesses, IT continued to boost productivity. As technical advances in communications coverage with ever smaller, faster, and cheaper computer hardware and software, the revolutionary effects of IT on business and the economy are nowhere close to the end.

Careers in IT are varied. Some workers in this field write the programs or code to tell a computer how to complete a task. These workers talk with the people who want a computer to complete a task to determine their needs. After writing the program, the program is tested for bugs and corrected. Others in this field troubleshoot problems with both hardware and software. At times, they also train the user on how to use the software. People who work in the networking area of IT link computers together that allow the sharing of information within an organization or between organizations. If you like the web, you might be interested in how websites are created. Or games might be your interest. How are those games created?

Don’t rule out IT, particularly if you’re a good communicator and like working on team projects. Ninety-two percent of IT employees work in IT departments of non-IT companies like banks, utilities, auto manufacturers, etc. IT is embedded in companies across the economy.

Education Needed: You will need an Associate’s Degree or Higher such as Bachelor’s Degree


CAREER DAY is May 18th, 2017

School Counselor Advisory Council Board Meeting is May 24th, 2017 at 8:15am

Mrs. Wilson and I will be working on our End of Year Needs Assessment. We will be sending it out very soon. When you receive it, please fill it out and send it back to us. This really helps us plan our program for the upcoming year. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful support for our School Counselor Program. Thank you