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CCSD Professional School Counselor Update Oct. 10th-14th
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, 2016
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Out of Bounds
Counselors serving students in Grades 5-9 have the opportunity to participate in a Professional Development at the Gaillard Center in partnership with the Kennedy Center called Out of Bounds This free workshop will take place on November 7th from 1PM-4:30PM where you will watch the production of Out of Bounds which explores the vicious world of cyberbullying and the complicated choices young people make when navigating friendships. Immediately following the production you will learn theater-based exercises that can be used for classroom lessons with students that incorporates Overcoming Obstacles Bully Prevention. Attached is a brochure that outlines the opportunity to bring students to the play as well on November 7th. Sign up in Harbor K12 under PD40567.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Catherine (Katey) Hines-McCormack, M.A., M.Ed.
Interim Arts and World Languages Coordinator
Office phone: (843) 937-6474
Fax: (843) 937-6595
Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism
Research show that poor attendance can impact student performance:
- poor attendance in pre-school can predict absenteeism in the later grades
- children who miss to many days in Kindergarten and 1st grade can have trouble mastering reading by the end of the 3rd
- by middle and high school, chronic absences is the leading warning indicator for predicting dropouts
1 in 10 kids in kindergarten and 1st grade are chronically absent
Did you know....
2 Absences Per Month X 9 Months of School = Less Likely to Graduate from High School
What are ways that we as School Counselors can assist with preventing absences?
For additional resources go to www. absencesaddup.org