Counseling Newsletter 2019-2020

Quarter 1

What We Do

Our comprehensive school counseling program includes...

- Brief Solution-Focused Individual Counseling

- Small Group Counseling

- Classroom Lessons

- Consultation and Collaboration

PARENT Counseling Needs Assessment -

Help us determine the needs in our community by completing the following survey. Thank you in advance!

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Classroom Counseling Lessons

Click on the following links to learn more about what we covered and how you can reinforce what students learned.

3rd Grade - Admirable Admiral

4th Grade - Academic Plan

5th Grade - Professionals in Training


Do you want to know more about ANXIETY in children (and adults)?

Attend our next Coffee with the Counselors!

Date: Friday, November 22nd

Time: 7:15 - 8:00 AM

Location: FIS Library

Daily Habits of an Anti-Bully

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

Research shows that when the whole school gets involved, bullying can be reduced by up to 57%!!! For this reason, our 4th grade classes got an additional lesson this past quarter. We brainstormed small daily actions students can do to help someone not become targeted by a potential bully. They had some amazing ideas! Each student got to illustrate these "daily habits of an anti-bully" and the top 10 were turned into magnets to be placed on all FIS/FPS school buses. A big thanks to the FIS PTA, Dairy Queen, and UT Health Science Center for making this program possible!

First Generation College for 5th Grade

Do you have a 5th grader who, if they were to go to college, would be the first in your family's history to attend college/university? If so, we want to include them in a few extra college and career lessons. We need your help in identifying who those students are! If your child falls into this category, please fill out this FORM.

Community Resources Highlight: GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS

Are you a Grandparent raising your grandchildren? Here are two resources you may find helpful for support...

- Grandparents as Parents program through Knox County Office on Aging Click the link or reach out via phone to 865-524-2786 and ask to speak with Tracy Vandedate or email

- Grand Visions through CAC Office on Aging. Drop in group discussions on Thursdays mid-day. For more information call 865-524-2786

Making a Referral

If you would like to share concerns with the FIS School Counselors you may do so through the following link....

Parent Referral Form