Welcome back to High Ridge Elementary! I hope each of you had a wonderful, fun-filled, exciting summer! I am very excited to start my fifth year at High Ridge Elementary, and watch our students grow as leaders this school year.
Just to tell you a little about myself, this is my sixth year as a Guidance Counselor with the Northwest R-1 School District. Prior to, I spent approximately nine years working with the State of Missouri Children's Division. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and received my Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University. I am also certified as a School Psychological Examiner and as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
I am a proud parent of two wonderful boys, and in my spare time, enjoy reading, photography, and traveling.
Elementary School Guidance Counselors wear many hats. I spend a large majority of my time conducting model guidance classroom lessons, group counseling (social skills, anger management, divorce, grief, friendship, and study skills), and individual student counseling. I also work with staff, students, and parents to assist with community resources. Additionally, I manage our wonderful, student-led Peace Patrol Program. This year, it is set up a little differently, as HRE is looking to expand the program to allow ALL types of student leaders to be part of this amazing program!
As most of you know, I have an "open door" policy with both students and parents, so please feel free to come visit, call, or email me at any time. I can be reached at 636-677-3996, or via email. Proud to be part of the BEST school around,
HRE won national character education recognition in 2011-2012! Check out this link for more information! http://www.character.org/schools-of-character/promising-practices-overview/promising-practices-award-winners/winners-list/promising-practices-2012/high-ridge-elementary/
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 HRE Peace Patrol:
3rd Grade: Madi S, Nylin W, Eddy S, Ethan B, Hailey W
4th Grade: Trinity C, Peyton M, Morgan M, Allie L
5th Grade: Krysten P, Cheyenne D, Shawn M, Erin W
Assembly Leaders Austin R, Kenny L, Grace S, Megan B, Shaley U, Sam B, Shawn M, Erin W
Public Relations Leaders Alexis F, Lauren J, Erin W, Shawn M
Facilities Leaders Riley C, Drew H, Shelby B, Savannah L, Cody S, Jacob W, Jason P, Jack T, Jaden K
1st Semester: Emily N, Sidney O, Erica S, Christina S, Haley D, Paige M, Trinity H, Desiree H
2nd Semester: Autumn B, Pura D, Shayna B, Shay R, Justice F, Brianna M, Emma B, Angelina P
1st Semester: Kirsten L, Savana T, Gabe W, Dillon C
2nd Semester: Mackenzie B, Erica B, Nicole K, Claudia M
1st Semester: Megan B, Dustin F, Sara P, Brianna W, Destiny S, Christopher A, Katy F, Riley S, Taylor A
2nd Semester: Carissa S, Garrett H, Rocky S, Jaden N, Chase s, Anthony G, Hanna H, John D
HRE will be exploring The 7 Habits of Happy Kids in further detail this year! Here are some books and websites I highly recommend:
Other useful sights:
What is a career? http://dese.mo.gov/divcareered/career_clusters.htm
Health Teacher at Home is a free website for parents to connect with the expert health content that teachers have in the classroom. check the site out at:
We are Bucket-Fillers at High Ridge Elementary!
Here are some useful links: