Welcome to Mrs. Hess's Counseling Corner
3-26-2020 Update:Hi students and families. We are all learning together how to stay connected, stay positive, and help each other.Please email me if you have any questions or need any resources. I am answering my emails during our regular school hours. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.I will also be updating my Counselor's Corner on the High Country Elementary website weekly. I plan on uploading weekly messages from me, along with a fun lesson and video to help us stay connected.I wish you all the best, and I miss all of my HCE students.Take care, and I look forward to seeing all of my students very soon:-)Mrs. Hess
High Country Elementary#HCEJourney#BuddyBarksKindnessAccording to the American School Counselor Association, today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.High Country Elementary Counseling Program Outline:Monthly Guidance groups focusing on character traits, academic achievement, social and career developmentSmall groups offered throughout the yearLeadership group for students and for facultyHess Helpers - 5th grade mentor programPALS - Saginaw High School mentor programWatchdogsIndividual school counseling/guidance for studentsSchool wide activities that offer team building and camaraderie, which help build confidence and self-esteemCareer Cruising to help build and guide a students' academic portfolio and career decision makingResources provided for teachers/studentsCommunity OutreachSnackpack ProgramAssistance with a variety of clubs, ie: Run ClubSection 504At High Country Elementary, I offer several groups throughout the school year that provide a safe place for students to share, self express, and learn a variety of coping techniques/strategies to assist students through difficult or new situations. I also offer groups for academic assistance.Groups are created through teacher and parent referrals/requests. Throughout the year, teachers complete a "needs assessment", that guides me on what groups I will provide.Parent permission is required for any student to attend a group. Each group lasts six weeks, meeting once a week. Parents will be notified when the group begins and when the group ends. If a teacher or parent wants a student to attend an additional group, then a new permission slip is required.If you have any questions about groups or anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can contact me via email or work phone. Please leave a message, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.