•     Welcome to Northshore Elementary!  Our goal each year at Northshore is to be a peacemaker.  Peacemakers are kind, helpful, and considerate of others.  Encourage your child to practice peacemaking skills at home. Talk to your student about the good feelings that come from doing their best everyday.  Northshore Knights always do what's right!
          In the kindergarten - second grades, we focus on how to be a good learner and a kind and helpful student. In grades 3 - 5 we create goals for success, learn how to handle conflict, work to improve self-esteem and try to always show kindness. I shall be conducting "minute meetings" with each student.  A minute meeting is where I  have a space of time to meet with every student just to connect and build a positive, caring relationship so that they feel comfortable talking with me if the need should arise.
          In November and December all grades will be instructed on personal body safety and prevention of child sexual abuse. This program helps students develop knowledge, decision-making skills and behaviors that promote safe living in the home, school and community. This follows the Tennessee adaptation of Erin's Law.  You may review this law at
          At Northshore, we want this year to be the best ever for the children, families, and staff.  Let's all work together to support one another and ensure that "the knight way is the right way"!

    Northshore Elementary School Counseling Report

    The following report will illustrate the school counseling services provided by Mrs. Horton during the spring semester, 2019.  All services provided strive to meet the academic, personal/ social, and career exploration needs of every student.

    Core Curriculum Classroom Lessons

    All students in K-5 had the opportunity to meet their school counselor during core curriculum counseling lessons.  The 45-minute lessons are designed to ensure that all students have an awareness of how to access school counseling services with Mrs. Horton. The spring semester classes pertain to careers, social/emotional, and an academic lesson. From August to spring break, there have been 224 lessons for grades K-5.

    Stats:  Total number of students reached through lessons – 1,051

                 Total time for conducting counseling lessons – 168 hours


    Small Group Counseling

    Small groups and school counseling programming will be offered throughout the year. The purpose of these school counseling activities is to respond proactively to student needs.

    Stats:  Total number of small group meetings since August - 30

    Individual Counseling

    All students are able to meet with their school counselor.  One of my goals is to meet with each student individually through minute meetings.  The following stats indicate the students that were met for individual counseling since August, 2018.

    Stats:  Total number of students reached on an individual basis - 733


  • Tracy Horton

    Tracy Horton School Guidance Counselor

    1889 Thunderhead Road
    Knoxville, TN  37922
    (865) 670-4104 Main Office