Counseling Services

Welcome to

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.



Highland Elementary School Counseling vision statement

Highland Scotties realize their value and worth, appreciate diversity, can make self-directed and responsible decisions, effectively display empathy, are resilient through long and short-term challenges and possess the intrinsic motivation to contribute to their community. All students from Highland Elementary possess the academic skills to be lifelong learners, the social-emotional skills to build meaningful relationships, and are excited to enter careers that contribute to their community.

Highland Elementary School Counseling mission statement

The mission of the Highland Elementary school counseling program is to empower all students to achieve their full potential through the acquisition of academic, social, emotional, and career-readiness skills. Students will obtain tools and strategies through an effective, comprehensive school counseling program where all students feel safe, cared for, and supported. By leveraging partnerships with teachers, administrators and parents, students will be prepared to be responsible lifelong learners who are culturally aware and productive members of society.

Classroom Lesson Topics


Kindergarten: Self-esteem

First Grade: Kelso's Choice

Second Grade: Responsibility and Good Sportsmanship

Third Grade: Review game

Fourth Grade: Perseverance and Review game


Fifth Grade: Gratitude and Preparing for Middle School

Toolbox Lessons
Contact Me

To request more information:

Mrs. Kirschman

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.

5th Grade Parents - ETS

I hope you were able to attend the Zoom meeting on February 10th when a representative from Educational Talent Search (ETS) shared information about their program. This program provides students with services during their middle and high school years to prepare for college. Opportunities are provided free of charge!

Applications (and additional information) can be found online at: 


I also have paper copies at school. If you'd like one, ask your child to let me know and I will send it home with them. If you have any questions, please call me at: 281-6278 or you can reach ETS directly at: 657-2180.

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