Guidance

Guidance

Jackie Kleiner is the HMS School Counselor.

Most parents’ recollection of a counselor is from high school, and memories of class scheduling and college recommendations.  In the first couple of weeks of school, Jackie has been a crucial component in children and families making the transition from summer to school. She deals with a number of students who had some separation anxiety this year,  teaches Second Step lessons in every classroom, and  plays an important role with families who experienced significant change over the summer. In addition, Jackie and Principal Bill Carozza work together when children  who (rarely!) make inappropriate choices that need our attention. In short, like all of our staff members, her role is essential in making HMS an inviting, warm, and safe place to be.

Jackie’s email address is jkleiner@hopkintonschools.org

You can view Jackie's blog by clicking on this link.

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Laura Wuellenweber is the MSS School Counselor. Here's her latest news:

Dear MSS Parent and Guardians:
Over the course of my professional career I have come to learn about many books on a variety of topics that I would like to share with you!  I am hoping you find these parent resources beneficial. 
Growth Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents, Reid Wilson, PhD and Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Yardsticks, Children in Classroom Ages 4-14 A Resource for Parents and Teachers, Chip Wood
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Smart but Scattered, "The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, Peg Dawson EdD and Richard Guare PhD
The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
The Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write it Down, Get it Done, Peg Dawson EdD and Richard Guare PhD
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey
Drive, Daniel Pink
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Guidance Lessons have started this week in 4th Grade!

As in prior years, we will be using the 6 Pillars of Character as our foundation and covering the following topics:

Trustworthiness

Respect

Responsibility

Citizenship

Fairness

Caring

Guidance Lessons will continue to take place with each of the 4th Grade Classes for the next 6 weeks, followed by lessons with the 5th Grade and 6th Grade.

Please feel free to contact me any time if you are interested in learning more!

Thank you,

Laura

News

Posted on
12/15/2017
Please click these links below:Rec Dept. p. 1Rec Dept. p. 2
Posted on
12/14/2017
Check out this article from the Concord Monitor by clicking this link.
Posted on
12/10/2017
MSS band and chorus will have a combined winter concert on Thursday January 25th at 6pm.The HMS winter concerts are scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th and Wednesday, December 20th. Kindergarten and first grade will be on the 19th and second and third grade will be on the 20th. Both start at 1:45, parents can enter around 1:30.
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