School Counselor News

New Hope Elementary School March 2014

February in Review

Even with all the winter weather and schedule changes, we had an awesome College and Career Exploration Week with over fifty speakers, presentations and guidance classes. Students listened to programs on the morning news all week and saw presentations throughout their classrooms and campus. We are continuing our College and Career Readiness Program with all the fifth grade classes, offering multiple guidance lessons on future planning and study skills. We are taking all the fifth graders to AL Stanback next week and hope to culminate this unit with a college tour and parent night. Our Terrific Kids showed lots of teamwork in February as we worked together with the challenges of schedule changes due to weather. Thank you to all the staff, students, parents and community members who participated in career week this year. What a huge success!!!!

What we're planning in March

In March we will continue with our transition activities for 5th graders. After our tour at ALS next week, we will begin the Middle School Registration process. We have distributed fliers about our parent night coming up next week. We will continue our four week unit with the fifth graders promoting future planning and goal setting using cooperative learning and technology. Our character trait for March is Good Judgment. Spring arrives soon and with that there will be lots of science lessons planned for out on the nature trail.

Highlights from Last Month

School Counselor Mission

The Mission of the New Hope Elementary School Counseling Program is to address the academic, personal, social and career development needs of all students. School Counselors are professional school advocates who help students maximize their educational potential, character development and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, the goals of this program are to ensure that all students at New Hope experience a rich, diverse and nurturing learning environment so that they may function as lifelong learners and productive citizens.