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


K: Friendship Salad
1-3: Career Exploration


4: Multiple Intelligences (Careers) and Stinky Feet Review Game
5: 7 Habits: Sharpen the Saw, Gratitude and Preparing for Middle School

Toolbox Lessons

K: Alphabreaths and Emotional Regulation

1-3: Yoga and Post-testing

4-5: Post-testing

Contact Me

To request more information:

Mrs. Kirschman

M, W, Th, F - 7:45 am - 3:45 pm



If you'd like to support my work with students, please consider donating to  my grant (linked below).

Thank you!


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.


From the Western Heritage Center

We have some BIG NEWS to share – Free admission for SNAP recipients! 

We have joined Museums for All, which offers discounts at museums all over the USA to community members in lower income brackets. Anyone who has a current SNAP Card (formerly known as Food Stamps) qualifies to receive free admission at the Western Heritage Center for their family/group (up to 4 people). 


To receive the discount, let our Front Desk staff know that the person/group qualifies for Museums for All and show the SNAP card discreetly to our Host.  Feel free to share this information with your students and their families, we’d love to see more local guests exploring the museum!  We will be promoting this throughout the summer. 


Check https://museums4all.org/participating-museums/ for the most current list; however, the WHC has not been added yet and other regional museums will be added over the coming months (don’t forget to check each museum’s discount policy, not all museums offer completely free admission though MfA).

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