Welcome to the New Hopewell School Counseling Department!
We offer a variety of helpful tools and resources to parents and children. Ms. Filtness offers a variety of services, including small group counseling, short-term solution-focused individual counseling, and consultation with parents and teachers, and she teaches classrooms monthly. Feel free to contact us or explore these counseling pages for useful resource links. You can also refer to our school counselor with this link.
Meet Ms. Filtness
Coffee and Coco with the Counselor:
Did you miss Coffee with the Counselor?
Don't worry, you can access the archives here:
* Promoting kindness among our students- watch the video here!
Watch our video about keeping our kids healthy and active here.
Career and College Readiness Week:
If you are interested in speaking or volunteering for our Career and College Readiness Week please e-mail or call Ms. Filtness.
Our goals this year:
Classroom Counseling Lessons:
Here's a peek at what we are doing in our class lessons. Students will have a class lesson at least once a month.
We are excited to be focusing on social/emotional skills like growth mindset, relationships, and mindfulness. We may also use the Sanford Harmony curriculum to host regular class meet-ups.
K-2 - We are using a curriculum from The Responsive Counselor. This program focuses on cultivating strong classroom relationships between all students.
3rd - We are using a book-based curriculum to learn about perseverance, growth mindset, self-esteem, test-taking skills, and bullying prevention. Parents learn more here.
4th - We are focusing on mindfulness using the Mind Up curriculum. Learn more here.
5th - We are fostering resilient learners using the Connected and Respected: Lessons from Resolving Conflict Creatively Program curriculum.
Scholastic Book Club:
Did you know? Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.
Use Scholastic Book Clubs to order books now.
Here’s how: Choose books online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Connect to our class using our Class Code: MYFVP
Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!
We are excited to be partnered with the UTK H.A.B.I.T. Reading Paws program to help improve student literacy and self esteem. This amazing program allows therapy dogs to visit classrooms where students are able to read to them. Permission forms are sent home before a dog will visit the classroom. Learn more about the program here: https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/outreach/Pages/habit_home.
Mindfulness is being aware of yourself and your environment in the present moment. It is not about clearing your mind of all thoughts.
Mindfulness has been shown to improve emotional regulation, anxiety, anger, stress, and attention when done regularly.
Mindfulness exercises include breathing, body scan, heartbeat awareness, and posing.
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