Counselor Corner

April Edition

The Leader in Me

We continue our journey through the seven habits. This month we have been focusing on habits 2 & 3. Habit #2 focuses on beginning with the end in mind. Students are encouraged to think about their end goals. We discuss how it is important to develop both short and long-term goals. In addition, we discuss how important school is in obtaining these long-term goals. Students watched the video clip below and were encouraged to ponder the question below.

If life were a painting, what would you paint?

Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind

Oh, the Places You'll Go

To reiterate Habit #2 and commemorate Read Across America, second and third grade classes read Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss conveys how students will encounter ups and downs throughout life yet encourages readers to find the success that lies within.
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How will you begin with the end in mind?

"In the next nine years, I want to accomplish making all A's in middle school. I also want to make it to college. I would like to make really good grades and graduate college. I would also like to have a good job."

- Lanie Townson

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Habit 3- Put first things first

Habit 3 focuses on the importance of time management. Students prioritized their daily schedules and discussed how it is important to put our priorities first.
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Knapsack Weekend Program

Our knapsack program has been underway for over a month now. Each week volunteers from First United Methodist Church deliver 40 knapsacks to our school. Inside each knapsack is a weekend supply of food. Many other churches have become involved as well as members of our West Elementary PTA. Please email me if you would like to know how to directly donate to this program. We hope to expand this opportunity to more students next year. Over spring break, our volunteers planned ahead by sending home two weekend's worth of food items along with a special Easter treat. We are blessed to have such amazing parents and community support.
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It's back...

Seriously Strong 2013

I know many of you have missed Nolan the mouse. He will be back for Testing 2013. Please be sure to check your student's newsletter for specific dates for spring testing.
ARMT 2012

ARMT+ Testing Window Opens

Monday, May 6th 2013 at 7:30pm to Tuesday, May 14th 2013 at 3:15pm

303 Rosemont Avenue Southwest

Cullman, AL

6th Grade Travels to Space Camp

Wednesday, April 10th 2013 at 8pm to Thursday, April 11th 2013 at 10pm

Huntsville Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama