We are back in the swing of things here at Green Hills!
The students are finding their groove again and really seem to be enjoying spending time with their friends and teachers! I have been spending a lot of time in classrooms, at lunch, and at recess, and it has been wonderful to see them all together again.
I finished up September by visiting classes and presenting my "Who is the School Counselor" lessons for the students in grades K-4. I wanted to make sure that students remembered who I am and how I can help them if they ever need anything. I reminded them that I can help them with friendship struggles, handling big emotions, dealing with stress (academic or personal), and that I am always here if they need someone to talk to.
I began October with my bullying prevention lessons as we kicked off National Bullying Prevention month! More about that below!
We have a lot of exciting events planned and resources to offer, so please continue to read below for more information!
Please remember that I am here to support the students however I can. I am available to meet if a student needs help or just wants to talk! Don't hesitate to reach out if I can support you in any way.
My website is updated regularly with links to resources and information!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We kicked off the month with our Week of Respect from October 4 - 8, making sure that each day provided the students and staff with an opportunity to help create a positive atmosphere at home and at school. Throughout the month, I will continue to present bullying prevention lessons to all students, helping them learn how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying when they see it. Finally, the inspiring presenters at the Virtual Middle School Summit will share important messages of inclusivity, kindness, and hope.
Parents play a key role in helping to prevent and respond to bullying. For more information about what you can do to be part of the solution, go to stopbullying.gov for valuable resources.
Internet Safety Parent Presentation
Positive School Climate Summit
For more than 20 years, The Center for Prevention and Counseling has been hosting an in-person Middle School Summit. The event will be virtual again this year, which means that every 7th and 8th grade student will be able to participate! It will take place the week of October 18 - 22. The Summit makes a positive and lasting difference, as students learn the leadership skills and techniques to make their school safe and inclusive. Through the keynote presentations, messages from high school mentors as well as skits from middle school participants, students are empowered to better understand the theme of “Together We Can Make A Difference” as our school works to reduce bullying, increase leadership, empathy, resilience and positive school climate.
I will be gathering more resources from the Center for Prevention and Counseling to share with all students, so that together we can continue to cultivate a positive school climate!