Counselor Connection

February-March 2016

Parent Teacher Conferences February 3rd and 11th 4:30-7:30

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The Game of Life

Sixth Graders are getting to experience the Game of Life first hand. Lorain Community College brought this game to all of our elementary schools. Students randomly are assigned a job at an amusement park. Then they are given a monthly salary based on that job. They use their salary to purchase a home, car, and then pay bills, credit cards, and even taxes! If they don't have enough money left to pay their taxes some even end up in jail just like the real world. This game teaches students about real life finances and the importance of college and making good educational decisions now for their future. The students really enjoyed it. Thanks to Karen Tomcko at Lorain Community College for making this possible for our students.
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5th Grade Guidance Stress - Cyber Safety - Peer Pressure

Starting in February and March counselors will be starting 5th grade classroom guidance lessons. We will be talking about different kinds of stress, what causes stress and how to handle stress. We will also be teaching students about how to be safe online and how to deal with cyber bullying.

Technology Tips

The safety of our students is our chief concern as educators. We strive to keep our students safe in the building, on the playground, and when traveling to and from school. As the digital world becomes more prevalent in the academic and social aspects of students’ lives, it is important that students are taught how to keep themselves safe online.


Some simple rules for internet safety are:

  1. Never share personal information (name, age, address, school) online.

  2. Never share passwords (unless with parents).

  3. Tell a trusted adult if you feel uncomfortable or scared by something online.

  4. Never post something mean, rude, or hurtful online.


Recently, a representative from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) spoke to a group of parents in our district about strategies to keep children safe online. More information about ICAC and resources for you and your student(s) can be found at ohioicac.org.

The safety of our students is our chief concern as educators. We strive to keep our students safe in the building, on the playground, and when traveling to and from school. As the digital world becomes more prevalent in the academic and social aspects of students’ lives, it is important that students are taught how to keep themselves safe online.


Some simple rules for internet safety are:

  1. Never share personal information (name, age, address, school) online.

  2. Never share passwords (unless with parents).

  3. Tell a trusted adult if you feel uncomfortable or scared by something online.

  4. Never post something mean, rude, or hurtful online.


Recently, a representative from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) spoke to a group of parents in our district about strategies to keep children safe online. More information about ICAC and resources for you and your student(s) can be found at ohioicac.org.


6th Grade Classroom Guidance

6th Graders had a lesson on Learning Styles. Students were given a short quiz to help them determine what their learning style was. Then they were given tips on how to help them study better using their particular learning style. Teachers were then given the information so that they are able to better help your child succeed in the classroom. Your child's learning style information will also be passed on to their middle school teachers. Be sure to ask your child if they are an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner. What kind of learner are you? Take the quiz below to find out!
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