Mrs. Berry's JES Counseling Corner

October 2016

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Happy Fall JES!

October brings cooler weather, pumpkins, hoodies, Halloween candy, and Red Ribbon Week!
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Recap of September

September was a busy month here at JES!

I was able to visit the 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms! I missed the 3rd grade classrooms due to the Bicentennial Torch going by JES.


The last week of September was College Go! Week (click here for more information) and the school staff used this week to discuss with the students the ins and outs of college.

In 2nd grade we discussed what college was, who has the opportunity to go to college (EVERYONE!), and how the students get to college. After the lesson we talked about what the students wanted to be when they "grow up" and how they were going to accomplish this goal.

In the 4th and 5th grade classrooms the students completed a Learning Styles Quiz, found here. We used the quiz to discuss how the students can prepare for college, what it takes to get to college, and again questions about college were answered.

The Learn More magazine is available to Indiana students. It is available online, click on the appropriate link, as print copies are not available for JES students at this time. There are two versions for elementary grades; K-2 Learn More and 3-5 Learn More.

Please take the time to talk to your students about college.

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October Classroom Lessons

During October I will be conducting classroom lessons for all grades and classes, as available, at JES. There is a lot to talk about in October!

The topics for lessons include drug prevention, bullying/respect/disrespectful behavior to peers, and any other topics of concern as noted by teachers and administration.

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Red Ribbon Week 2016

Red Ribbon Week is October 24 through October 28 for 2016.

During this week the school will be participating in special dress days as follows:

Monday: Wear red!

Tuesday: "Follow your dreams, don't do drugs!" Pajama day!

Wednesday: "Team up for a healthy lifestyle!" Team shirts!

Thursday: Throwback Thursday

Friday: Freaky Friday (Mix and match, crazy hair, etc.)

The National Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985. The purpose is to increase drug prevention education among communities worldwide, especially among the youth. For more information on the Red Ribbon Campaign you can visit their website here!

2016's national slogan is "YOLO. Be drug free."

If your student needs counseling services...

As a reminder, if you identify a need for counseling services (individual sessions, group sessions, Conner's ADHD consultations, etc.) please feel free to contact me via email ( or phone (812-752-8923).

Upcoming Dates


10/7/16 - 10/20/16


10/10/16 - 10/14/16


10/20/16 and 10/25/16

***Please note that Mrs. Berry will be available at JES ONLY on 10/20/16.***


10/24/16 - 10/28/16