Meet the Counselor

Students are able to access information and activities that will assist in increasing academic success and provide social-emotional support. The lessons provided will focus on character development (Tier 1 students), academic skill building (Tier 2 students) and social-emotional skill building (students who receive individual counseling).

To access activities:

When using desk or laptop: navigate to the group your child is in (Small group/ Individual Activity) and double-click on the document with blue words, click OPEN, then OK. Students may type in the document to complete the assignment and SAVE/SAVE AS and email to vwashington@hssdk12.org OR You may copy and paste the content into the "CONTACT COUNSELOR" message box OR he student may type his/her response in the message box and send. This is located under CONTACT COUNSELOR. 

When using Chrome book: navigate to the group your child is in (Small group/ Individual Activity) and click on the document with blue words. You will then be able to type into the assignment. Once completed, click SHARE in the right corner, then SAVE AS GOOGLE DOCS. The file will then load, once done click SHARE again. A box will appear to share with others. Type in my email address: vwashington@hssdk12.org. Click Send and then click Send again.

Assignment Deadline: Thursday, April 23, 2020.

New assignments will be posted each week

Mrs. Vicki Washington

Holly Springs Intermediate School

                                                                      Phone: 662.252.2329 ext. 8004                                                                            Email: vwashington@hssdk12.org                                        

CHAT WITH THE COUNSELOR

Students, join your counselor, Mrs. Washington via Google Meet to check in and ask any questions you may have?

EVERY THURSDAY FROM 11AM-12PM

TO JOIN THE CHAT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:   

meet.google.com/wwb-ptqx-umm

Email Mrs. Washington, if you have any problems with the link .

vwashington@hssdk12.org

Talking With Your Child About COVID-19


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Talking with Your Child About Covid-19

Remain calm and reassuring. Monitor television viewing and social media. Maintain a normal routine to the extent possible. Review and model basic hygiene and healthy lifestyle practices for protection. Keep Explanations Age Appropriate

Tue Mar 24 02:48 PM

Blog Posts


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STRENGTH COACHING-Week 4-ENTHUSIASTIC

Every Young person should become aware of their greatest personal strengths and identify five as their "go-to" strengths they can think about and use when faced with challenging situations. They should be encouraged to use these terms in their self-talk to help them tap their already-proven assets when facing new challenges socially, emotionally and academically.

Mon May 04 10:21 AM

Your School Social Worker...

CLASSROOM GUIDANCE

Counselors conduct classroom lessons once a month for each classroom. Some guidance topics are:

  • Bullying
  • Transitions
  • Friendship
  • Feelings/Empathy
  • Citizenship
    • Respect for Yourself & Others
    • Making Good Choices
  • Career Awareness
  • Acceptance

     

How does Mrs. Washington work with Parents?

  •  Invite parents to meet concerning their child.
  • Inform parents of situations or behaviors that may concern their child.
  • Obtain parental consent before proceeding with ongoing

                    

Contact Counselor
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INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING ACTIVITY
Individual Lesson: Impulse Control: Active Listening & Impulse Control- Week 4-May 4-7
Objective: For students to develop more accurate, interested and sustained listening skills through the use of impulse control.
We all like being listened to. It makes us feel like we matter to the other person. Listening to others creates feelings in them. When we are good listeners, those talking to us feel pleasant feelings. When we are poor listeners, those talking to us feel unpleasant feelings. In the boxes below there are lots of feelings. Draw a line from the ear in the middle of the page to the feelings words that good listening creates in others


As your School Counselor, my focus will be in the following areas; academics, personal/social skills, and careers. I will work with students, both individually and in groups, to help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success in school and life.

How does Mrs. Washington work with Students?

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is available to all students to discuss academic, personal and social issues.

Small Group Counseling

Some services are provided in smaller groups.

Parents will be notified.

Some group possibilities are:

  • Social Skills/Friendships
  • Anger Control
  • Making Good Choice  
There are many ways a student can see Mrs. Washington
  • Students can ask to go to her office.
  • Mom and/or Dad can ask that she speaks with their child.
  • A staff member can ask her to see a student.

                                                                                                                                                  


CLASSROOM GUIDANCE ACTIVITY

CLASSROOM GUIDANCE


Respectful words
RESPECTFUL WORDS-Week 4-May 4-15

Use respectful words to help encourage and help others

Mon May 04 11:19 AM

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STEP UP TO BETTER GRADES-Having a Good Study Space

Students should make their SPACE at home, where they do their homework, as close to their SPACE at school. Student should: *Do their homework at a table or desk *Keep all toys and electronics away from the study SPACE *Have a quiet study area *Have TV and other electronics turned off, unless using the device to complete assignments *Work in a SPACE that has a lot of light Ultimately, it should be free from distractions!

Tue Mar 24 11:45 AM

Small Group Activity
Small Group Lesson: Learning Styles-Understanding How You Learn Best-Week 4-May 4-7
Objective: This strategy will help you become more familiar with your best learning styles.

Do you learn better when your are able to hear information or when you are able to see it? Are you a "morning person" or a "night person"? Do you prefer to study by yourself in a quiet room or with a group, with the T.V. on or the stereo blasting? How does your personality affect your learning and study preferences?

All these questions are important to answer if you want to improve your study habits. Students differ from one another in their styles of studying and learning just  as teachers differ from one another in their styles of teaching. In this section, we will focus on different learning styles and show you that by understanding how you learn best, your performance in school  will improve-and so will your grades.

-Understanding How Your Learn Best

-What's Your Best Study Environment

-Your Personality and Your Learning Style

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Interactive Individual Activity Assignment: Click on document below and complete the activity.     Click on Document below and download the worksheet. You are to complete the worksheet and email it back to me at the email provided  www.intermediate.hssdk12.org/counselor OR you can type the activity directly into the message box under Contact Counselor.