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E XCITING S CHOOL -W IDE P ROGRAMMING IN AN E LEMENTARY S CHOOL S ETTING H OW TO M AKE Y OUR S CHOOL A "M ODEL S CHOOL " Presented by: Marissa Rex Professional.

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1 E XCITING S CHOOL -W IDE P ROGRAMMING IN AN E LEMENTARY S CHOOL S ETTING H OW TO M AKE Y OUR S CHOOL A "M ODEL S CHOOL " Presented by: Marissa Rex Professional School Counselor

2 B ACKGROUND I NFORMATION Marissa Rex Professional School Counselor Hiawatha Elementary School Toledo, OH 2 nd Year as School Counselor Additional License: Early Childhood Education Hiawatha Elementary, Washington Local Schools 330 Students 50% labeled as “Economically Disadvantaged” School closure in the district District lines changed---1/3 of our students reassigned, gained slightly more

3 O THER S ERVICES Individual Counseling Small Group Counseling Classroom-Based Counseling (lessons/units) Counselor Mail 2 letters per student each school year 1 letter per classroom each week During the last week, some classrooms get more (it keeps the Counselor Mail cycle even) Includes: Hand-written letter Word search, funny picture, etc. Reminders during Monday announcements

4 O VERVIEW OF S CHOOL -W IDE P ROGRAMS Main Programs: PAWS- Pride, Attitude, Work Habits, Self-Control Cooperative Games (Fall and Spring) Mix it Up at Lunch Days No Name-Calling Awareness Week Bully Free Awareness Week Be the Change Day Focus: Specifics of the Programs How Hiawatha Organized the Programs Recognition and Feedback How to Apply for Awards

5 PAWS C ARDS Goal: Help students recognize their PAWSitive behaviors Make connections between good behaviors and positive recognition Reward System: Each month, we hold a drawing for students and teachers. Prizes are pencils, certificate Grand prize winners get a gift certificate to a book store Student’s Name: ________________ This student made a difference, showing excellence in… Pride Attitude Work Habits Self-Control

6 C OOPERATIVE G AMES Goal: Improve school climate How it Works: Divide students into groups (K-6) Play cooperative games Have picnic lunch Fall and Spring Student Leaders, 1 adult per group Organization: PE teacher, volunteers, committee

7 C OOPERATIVE G AMES

8 M IX IT U P AT L UNCH D AYS Goal: Help students get to know each other on a more meaningful level. Improve school climate, students interactions How it started: Teaching Tolerance website Building off Cooperative Games (Fall) Wanted to improve SWIS data

9 S CHEDULING Sub-committee 2 Groups (A and B) 1 grade level per group Divide students evenly among teachers Use the regular lunch schedule Students eat on their Mix it Up Day teacher’s schedule. Discuss with cafeteria manager We did this on a “one choice” day for buyers Packers can take their lunches with them or you can line up lunch bins in the cafeteria based on regular classrooms

10 W ALL OF I NTOLERANCE Classrooms created bricks Wall under bricks was covered with class pictures and our district’s core values

11 C OOPERATIVE G AMES /R ECESS Built on what we just did with Cooperative Games Older students are the leaders Had to change schedule to lunch then recess Recess supervisors call out group numbers (room numbers) instead of grade level when recess is over They all had a checklist of when groups arrived at recess and when they would need to be picked up

12 L UNCH Students eat based on their Mix it Up Day teacher’s schedule Our cafeteria manager was very willing to work with us on this program Give everyone plenty of notice!

13 C LASSROOM T IME The time during the lunch/recess block when a group is not at lunch or recess. 11:50-1:15 (lunch/recess block) Groups most often have “sandwiched” time Classroom  Lunch  Recess  Classroom

14 N O N AME -C ALLING A WARENESS W EEK Goal: Continue to improve and maintain building climate Events: Classroom lessons (sign-up) Creative Expression Contest Pictures Songs Sculptures Stories Poems

15 B ULLY F REE A WARENESS W EEK Goal: Continue to improve and maintain building climate Events: Classroom lessons Door Decorating Contest Student-driven Celebration of each classroom’s effort

16 B E THE C HANGE D AY Currently aimed at our intermediate students Eventually we hope to incorporate this message in our school-wide efforts Similar to a “Challenge Day” If You Really Knew Me Provides students with an opportunity to get to know each other and break down barriers

17 R ECOGNITION AND F EEDBACK Awards ( ) Model School Award Promising Practice Award Working on 2011 State School of Character Application Grant ( ) Ohio School Counselor Association Staff Feedback

18 H OW TO A PPLY FOR A WARDS /G RANTS Model School Award Character Education Partnership Promising Practice Award State School of Character National School of Character OSCA Grant eId= eId=536895

19 C ONCLUSION Whether you are a new school counselor or a veteran, you can organize effective school-wide programs! A positive attitude and strong work ethic goes a LONG way and can change people’s view of the school counseling field. You do NOT have to do this alone! Contact information: Marissa Rex (419)


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