Whole Group Guidance Lessons:
Through the counseling program at Northwest Elementary I am able to reach every student through regularly scheduled guidance lessons presented during class. These lessons from Lions Quest focus on building character, study skills, good work habits, self-esteem, conflict resolution, bullying, empathy, and being a good citizen.
This year I am using a new Character Building program called Kelso’s Choices featuring Kelso the Frog. Kelso keeps students interested while helping them understand and develop positive character traits to succeed socially and academically. This program focuses on being respectful, caring, fair, responsible, and honest.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week was started in California in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. He spent his adult life trying to stop drug dealers from harming children and later lost his life while under cover in Mexico. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationwide and is a chance for us to remember Kiki Camarena and also pledge to stay alcohol, drug, and tobacco-free. Red Ribbon Week this year is October 23-27 and we will have a several dress-up days in celebration.