February 11th is National Make-a-Friend Day!
What makes a good friend? A good friend is supportive, honest, loyal, and a good listener.
December is the month of giving, and we are learning the importance of sharing and spreading kindness during this month. Students are being challenged to show Random Acts of Kindness to their families, friends, and neighbors.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, our focus during the month of November is
appreciation and gratitude. Our students are learning about the importance of being grateful and showing gratitude. Using Leader In Me as our guide, we will practice "The Power of a Gratitude Attitude."
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Students are learning the importance of being an "upstander" and standing up for anyone who needs help.
LES School Counseling Program
Hello, LES family and friends! My name is Monica Hardin, and I am excited to be serving as the school counselor for LES this year! I have worked in the Moore County School System for over 20 years, and I love our schools and community. This year I will be working with students through classroom guidance lessons, in small groups, and individually. Some of the topics we will be working on include friendship skills, goal-setting, character education (respect, responsibility, kindness, etc), and personal safety. Throughout the school year, we will be practicing the "7 Habits of Happy Kids" using the program, Leader in Me. This initiative is being used throughout our elementary school. To learn more about Leader in Me, visit https://www.leaderinme.com/.
The mission of LES's School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive approach that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social developmental needs of all students in a safe and nurturing environment. We are committed to partnering with stakeholders to provide evidence-based support to empower student growth and build skills for life-long learning.