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My name is Leslie Hall, and I am the School Counselor for MES.  I taught 4th grade for twenty years before moving to the counseling position in 2010.  I have spent this entire time at Middleton Elementary School.

    My personal goal as a school counselor is to provide a warm and safe environment where each person can learn to love who they are, and to facilitate those coping skills needed for everyday life.  Each day is a new day.  We want our students to know that we care about them as a person and that they are valued. 

     I welcome any questions or concerns that our parents have and can be reached at 376-0160 or halll4@hardemancountyschools.org.

**NEW LINK TO THE Tennessee School Counseling Model and Standards can be found at:

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/stateboardofeducation/documents/5.103_School_Counseling_Model__Standards_Policy_4-21-17.pdf?mc_cid=8e6e678635&mc_eid=96eb8ae37e

What Do Elementary School Counselors Do?Image result for school counselor clipart

  • Teach classroom guidance lessons
  • Facilitate short-term small group counseling
  • Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and staff
  • Consult with parents
  • Provide information and/or referrals for community resources to families

 

Elementary School Counselors Help Children...

·Understand the self and develop a positive self-image

  • Show respect for the feelings of others
  • Understand the decision making process
  • Maintain effective relationships with peers and adults
  • Gain an understanding of the world of work and explore career options
  • Develop effective study skills
  • Be prepared to transition to middle school

 

How Does a Student See the School Counselor?Image result for school counselor clipart

  • Self-referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral

 

School Counselor Links

  1. 7 Most Important Social Skills for Kids

https://www.verywellfamily.com/seven-social-skills-for-kids-4589865

 

  1. Anxiety in Children/Resources for Kids with Anxiety

https://childmind.org/topics/concerns/anxiety/

 

  1. Get Ready for Kindergarten

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/get-ready-for-kindergarten-with-practical-tips-tricks-and-tools

 

  1. 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html

 

Mrs. Hall going over the ROAR rules!

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                                                         LESLIE