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Vision Statement

The Seneca East K-8 counseling program is committed to promoting the academic success, personal development, and responsible citizenship of all students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Seneca East K-8 counseling program is to enable all students to experience educational success by providing guidance in areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development. The K-8 counseling program seeks to help students overcome challenges that interfere with learning and promotes high achievement for all students. Through the school counseling program, students learn how to create and achieve academic, personal, and career goals.

Rationale

The changing and challenging nature of today’s society creates a need for students to have varying types of resources at their disposal. Advancing technology, the world of work, and uncertain events in a child’s life compels the school counselor to play an integral role in preparing all students to achieve their full potential.

As the K-8 school counselor I try to make myself visible and available for all of my students. I am here to answer questions and provide help for our studentʼs academic, personal/social, and career goal needs. A student may talk to me any time, but needs to seek permission from the adult in charge first.

A student may also be referred for help by their teacher, or by you the parent. If you have a concern please feel free to contact me and I will gladly help in any way I can.

You may contact me during the school year by phone or email: 419-426-3312 ext. 6939 or at hschalk@se-tigers.com Remember your future success starts with the decisions you make today!

Heather Schalk

Here are some helpful Websites:

Information regarding Healthy Relationships and quizzes to take to recognize if yours is healthy or not.

Love is Respect

On a typical weekday, KidsHealth gets as many as a million visits. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really four sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.

KidsHealth

Netsmartz is a great internet safety website for kids and tweens. Under the resources tab click on “Tip Sheets” for some great internet safety guides for parents.

NetSmartz

The Digital Empowerment Project: Joining parent university at smart social is a must for staying on top of the ever changing digital world to help protect and keep our kids safe!

Digital Empowerment Project

Stop Bullying! Resources for parents, students and educators

Stop Bullying Now

Stop Bullying

National Bullying Prevention Center

This is a great site for helping students with learning and attention issues.

Understood

Information to help with back to school anxiety

Back to School Anxiety

Article on growth mindset: “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids” by Carol S. Dweck

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Books that Heal Kids: A website with a list of social emotional book topics sorted by topic

Books That Heal Kids

Find effective parenting strategies to manage tantrums and behavioral problems, or learn tips on how to help your child cope with grief, divorce, and trauma.

Lina Lowenstein Articles for Parents

Great article on how to handle tantrums without having one yourself!

How to Help Children Calm Down

Career website used at school for students in grades 6-12. Students have a username and password and are encouraged to log in frequently. Great way to start the college/career conversation.

Ohio Means Jobs

Helping your child after a crisis

Helping Your Child After a Crisis