Norton City Schools

Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner - Norton Primary and Elementary Schools

Mrs. School
Norton's School Counselor for Kindergarten through 4th Grade is Rebecca School
 
*During the period of school closure ordered by the Governor to slow the spread of Coronovirus, you can contact Mrs. School for NON-EMERGENCY matters via email at [email protected]  You can also leave her a voicemail at 330-825-3828 ext. 532407.  When she calls you back the number will say "Restricted" as she will be calling through her school computer.  She can also teleconference through the Zoom App if students, guardians, or even 504 Teams need to talk.
 
For Emergencies, please call 911 *
 
If you are struggling to explain issues about the closure and COVID-19 to your students, please consider watching this video called "The Yucky Bug" on YouTube.  It touches on isolation, hospitalization, and loved ones being sick.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4
 
This is a link for a helpful Social Story to share with students to explain why they have to stay home and wash their hands:  https://www.flipsnack.com/KeshetChicago/coronavirus-social-story/full-view.html?fbclid=IwAR2spJ0sBUaboJC3UqxeqoHCZjOl2Smg1JSn_CqnzL6V2CQfQf_JG0ohw24
 
For the School Closure Wellness Challenge for Norton Primary and Norton Elementary Schools, click on the link below.  This is a fun way to support your student's health and social emotional learning during this school closure.  Your student can participate at their own pace and earn their name to be on a poster when they return to school.
 
Congratulations to Aiden Matheny - 4th grade, Aiden Matheny - 4th grade, Avery Matheny - 2nd grade, Everly Steele - 1st grade, and Anson Matheny - Kindergarten for being the first 2020 Wellness Challenge Champions!
 
 
Also, famous children's author Julia Cook will be doing Facebook Live readings of her books every Monday and Friday at 9am - parents and guardians might want to check it out for their students! 
 
Mrs. School is available to all students, and comes to classrooms frequently to teach
  • coping skills
  • problem solving                                                                              
  • bullying prevention
  • organization skills
  • and how to be safe, healthy, and helpful.
  
Students who come to the school counselor are never there because they are in trouble.  Usually they are there for support with their academics, some challenges or changes in their life, working through some uncomfortable feelings, or getting help with problem solving.  Mrs. School usually meets with students at their own request and sometimes they are referred by their parents or staff members.  Sometimes students may earn lunch or time with Mrs. School for achieving a goal set by them and their teachers!
 
Drop-in one-day activities are open to the whole school.  If a student seems to be having some overwhelming feelings that are impacting their functioning, school counselors will reach out to the parents or guardians and provide resources and ideas.  Some students may participate in the Peer Support Network "Save the Drama for Your Mama!".  Mrs. School will get a parent or guardian's permission before students participate in other regular small groups.
 
Mrs. School really enjoys helping students explore careers that involve the Trades and Career Technical Education as well as ones that require College.  All students get to participate with her in Career Exploration in our Career Gallery Walk. 
 
Mrs. School also closely supervises School Counseling Master's Degree students to teach them practical school counseling skills as well as provide more resources for Norton Students. 
 
Some additional things that Mrs. School specializes in are
  • Supporting students who have experienced Trauma
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • College Admissions
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. School at [email protected], or (330) 825-3828 ext. 523407 during school hours.  If there is an emergency, please call 911.

    Some of Mrs. School's podcasts and videos are available on the Student Links page under "Student Support Resources". https://www.nortonschools.org/StudentSupportResourcesGuidedRelaxationStayingFocusedetc.aspx

    If you would like to fill out a referral form, please click here 

      
    Avery Matheny - 2nd grade
    Anson Matheny - Kindergarten
    Everly Steele - 1st grade 
    Avery Matheny - 2nd grade
    Anson Matheny - Kindergarten
    Everly Steele - 1st grade