Counseling Services at Highland Elementary!
This site was created to help visitors learn more about the services that are provided to students and to keep families up-to-date on current classroom lesson topics and other news.
Classroom Lesson Topics
I continue to send out one activity each week for all grade levels. They are short and often request a small response (if any). I have put the focus of these activities on topics like: stress management, emotional regulation, inspirational stories/positive thinking, self-reflection and coping skills. I feel like that is how I can be most supportive and effective during this time.
However, please know that it is far more important to me that students are doing the work their teachers are assigning. It's also critical for kids to be getting enough sleep, going outside for fresh air and exercise when they can, and not feeling too overwhelmed with their schoolwork. All of my activities are optional - students can choose to do them or not. If they want to do the activities I offer, I hope that they find them helpful and a refreshing break from academic demands.
The toolbox lessons I taught this year helped to prepare us for stressful times like this. I shared a video with students on 3/30/20 reminding them of the skills they've learned through these lessons.
To request more information:
M, W, Th, F - 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
Help in a Crisis
If you, or someone you know, are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for immediate, confidential help, or go to the nearest emergency room.
The CRISIS TEXT LINE offers FREE 24/7 access to crisis counselors. To access this service, text MT to the number 741-741 and a crisis counselor will respond immediately to provide assistance.
Fifth Graders - It's Not Too Late to Apply for ETS!
Representatives from Educational Talent Search were at Highland on January 24th to share the unique offerings of their program to students and parents.
Remember that ETS is a program that supports students with services such as tutoring, selecting high school classes, preparing for SAT’s, offers trips to visit college campuses, facilitates summer workshops and provides opportunities for community service. All free of charge! It is not too late to request or submit your application for this program. Email or call Mrs. Kirschman for an application. When it is complete, she will submit it to the ETS office for you. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!