School Counselor News

New Hope Elementary School January 2014

December in Review

The Student Council ran the annual canned food drive and with your help, we were able to pack nearly 25 boxes to distribute to members of our community. Thank you to everyone who supported this community service project! In addition, several members of our Student Council, Safety Patrol, and Ms. Honeycutt's class presented many of our school projects to the Orange County School Leadership Team. It was a proud moment to see their fantastic presentations, and we are so impressed with all of their hard work! After presenting classroom guidance lessons on integrity and trustworthiness, we held our Terrific Kids ceremony on December 19th. Thank you for joining us as we recognized our very special students who demonstrated this month's character trait.

What we're planning in January

We will kick off the New Year with kindness and caring, our character trait of the month. The Student Council is leading the school with Operation: Care Package and we will be collecting various items to send to our military men and women who are serving our country outside of the United States. In addition, we will also be collecting items to send to a school in Ecuador. Student Council, along with Ms. Kelleher and Ms. Schreiber, will be teaching anti-bullying classes in all of the classes. We are also beginning to plan for the upcoming Career Exploration Week (February 24-27). If you'd like to get involved in any of these projects, please contact us!

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.