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Ms. Jennifer Dyer » Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor

What Does the Guidance Program do?

The guidance program is designed to focus on improving school climate and increasing academic performance.

School wide programs include focus on bullying prevention, kindness promotion,tolerance self-esteem, peer pressure and respect.

Grade level classroom presentations
focus on Career Development, decision making, Personal and social skills as well as academic success.

For Students:
Students may see the counselor in small groups or individually. The counselor can assist with a variety of concerns or issues including:
Problem solving
Parent Divorce/ Separation
Grief/ Loss
Crisis Intervention

Recent Posts

SMHS step up day date

SMHS step up day this year will be on 5-25-18 from 8-11 am. There will be more information sent home as this gets closer. 

Never too soon to discover jobs you like...

The lower grades have begun their career unit. I would love to encourage family discussions about careers that parents or guardians do. Things to share might include tools used for that job, locations you work and if you have to wear special clothing. 

College and Careers

5th and 8th grade have started their information gathering on Colleges. They will be researching and comparing three colleges and choosing one for a Pennant Project. 
The last topic of our year will be Careers. 

5th grade Puberty lesson

5th grade parents be on the look out for information regarding a lesson on puberty for 5th grade on 5/14!
Please don't hesitate to call or email with questions. 

We have hit the winter months where we all get kind of less tolerant of small things everyone is doing around us... SO what a great time to talk about tattling. 

Substance abuse awareness

Over the past few weeks middle school has started to talk about substance abuse awareness in Guidance class. As part of the health curriculum we cover this topic during the year. This year we are covering it in a time frame that co-insides with 5-8th grades Elk's Club essays due for their ELA class. 

When our emotions are all mixed up we need to separate them so we can understand how we are feeling and why. This is a great book for k-1
I love this book, you can find a read aloud version of it on YOUTUBE .... This book is appropriate for k-8 :)

Welcome back

As we begin this year at CHS we are reviewing friendship and conflict management with grades k-2. Its always good to settle into the school year with a reminder about how to be a good friend and how to solve problems. 
Grades 3/4 are working on seeing mistakes as opportunities for learning. No humans were born knowing how to do everything and so we are focusing on how to see a mistake not as a failure but as a learning opportunity.
Grades 5-8 are working on a diversity unit.  Your students in theses grades will have an end of the semester project due for me. We are welcoming back Jess Lamphere from AMHC to talk with Students about healthy relationships.

Sometimes we can all feel a little unsure of our future plans ... so we let everyone create their own path while providing support along the way:)