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  • Your School Counselor  - "Someone You Can Count On"

    Hillside Counseling Services     

    The counseling program at Hillside Elementary is designed to meet the wide range of emotional, social, and academic needs of all of our students. Services include, but are not limited to: individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, consultation with parents and teachers, and parent workshops.              

    Counselors are People Who. . .

    • Really care
    • Listen
    • Don't judge or find fault
    • See the whole child
    • Believe feelings matter
    • Are well attuned to the child's developmental level
    • Respect differences
    • Cherish diversity
    • Believe in confidentially

    Who is your guidance counselor? Wendy Reardon        

    What the counselor does....

    • Counseling
    • Individual students have an opportunity to explore issues of concern in a positive setting. Small groups are available to discuss common concerns.
    • Classroom Guidance
    • Classroom guidance is a part of the school curriculum. It includes lessons targeting educational, personal and social development.
    • The beginning of the school year is a new experience for the third grade students at Hillside Elementary.  This time of year is when friendships are made. During classroom guidance we discuss being a good friend, sportsmanship, giving/receiving compliments, and bullying.
    • Consulting
    • Counselors consult with teachers, parents, and other school specialists to enhance the total development of children, and to provide the most appropriate educational services for students.       

    What can YOU do?

    Developing a strong counseling program.

    One of the key elements to a successful school counseling program is parent involvement. Parents are the people who know their child the best and can tell when something is going wrong in their child’s life. Parents may notice a change in their child’s attitude and behavior at home, a change in their grades, or may simply sense that something isn’t right.

    If you have questions and concerns about the academic, social, or emotional well-being of your child, please contact me at school. We will work together to find a solution to your particular child’s situation.