Parents are welcome to contact me by my Google Voice Number or email. I will still check my voice messages from school, but my Google Voice Number is the best way for parents to call, text, or leave me a message. Thank you! Mrs. Hall
**Information on bullying from Mrs. Hall**
Hello Families and Welcome Back!
My name is Renee Hall, your Lake Hills School Counselor!
I am here to support your student, their teachers, and YOU as we navigate through a different type of school year. Nevertheless, it is going to be a GREAT year!
Here are a few things that I do as a School Counselor:
- Work with students individually and in groups on decision-making skills, effective communication, coping strategies, anger management, understanding feelings, and character education
- Visit classrooms every week to teach Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons
- Provide developmental college and career awareness activities for students
- Collaborate with teachers and parents to help remove any barriers to learning or academic success
- Provide helpful tips and updated information for families on my school website
This year, all elementary schools will be utilizing two research-based social emotional learning (SEL) curricula with all students, K-6. School counselors will be teaching these lessons weekly for 30 minutes. Second Step will be taught in Grades K-5. It teaches students about the skills they need for learning, empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Botvin Life Skills Training will be taught in Grade 6. It focuses on such topics as self-esteem, decision-making, dealing with stress, communication skills, and social skills. Teachers will follow-up with frequent discussions in their classrooms to address the skills taught during SEL time.
My day will start and end at the same time as classroom teachers:
8:45 am - 3:00pm
You may reach me in one of three ways:
Email (the preferred method): email@example.com
School phone: (219) 873 - 2105 ext. 6608
Cell phone or text message: (219) 237 - 0864
Below is my current schedule.
It will be posted on my school website by next week.
I am visiting ALL classrooms, and the open times will be filled with working with students individually or in small groups, or meetings with teachers and parents.
6th - Will
6th - Forker
6th - Munoz
BSPam - Aaron
5th - Saeed
5th - Charpentier
3rd - Harmon
5th - Milligan
1st - Ricketts
1st - Roths
BSP - Lakin
4th - Paull
2nd - Rogers
Kdg - Wagner
1st - Sleaford
BSPpm - Aaron
4th - DeLeo
2nd - Biestek
Kdg - Gertner
3rd - LoGreco
BSP - All Gr. 6th
4th - Law
2nd - Tarpo
Kdg - Bruhler
3rd - Shimala
During the first two weeks of school, I will be visiting classrooms to do some team-building and sharing activities, and to see how the students are coping. The SEL lessons are scheduled to start during the third week of school.
This can be a stressful and anxious time for anyone. Our teachers and staff will do everything we can to make your child’s virtual school experience a positive and rewarding one. If, however, you feel your child may need extra support, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Your child’s well-being, safety, and academic success continue to be our priorities!