Welcome to the RES Counseling Program

  • Welcome to the RES Guidance page. This is a resource that students, parents and staff can utilize.

    What is a School Counselor?

    A school counselor provides the following services to students and families:
     
    Individual Counseling – Some of the referral reasons for meeting individually with students/families are listed below.
    • develop an understanding of themselves or others
    • identify problems and possible solutions
    • learn problem-solving strategies
    • learn appropriate social and interpersonal skills
    • identify coping strategies to overcome adversity and change
    • develop a positive self-image
    • recognize their own needs and goals
    • discuss feelings
    Small Group Counseling – Small groups are formed as needed based upon data.
     
    Classroom Guidance – Providing a preventive and developmentally appropriate classroom guidance lesson in each classroom during each marking period.
     
    Other responsibilities include working with education support teams, managing 504 Accommodation Plans, helping students transition to a new school or grade level, and conducting mediations.

    Students Transitioning to Centerville Middle School 

    Don't miss this Centerville Middle School virtual building tour with CMS teachers, and School Counselor Nate Milton.

School Counseling News

  • Introduction to Xello for K-12 College & Career Planning

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/26/2020 10:40:00 AM

    Hempfield School District is implementing a K-12 college and career planning software called Xello. Xello is an engaging program that helps students explore and build individualized career plans for their future, coupled with knowledge of the skills required for various careers. We are excited to fully implement this program to promote deeper student and family engagement in ongoing career readiness and post-secondary exploration! 

    • Xello began rolling out in our elementary schools this school year.
    • Formerly, career planning lessons were collected in Schoology in a “Guidance” course. 
    • School Counselors are introducing the program to students by grade level, specifically focusing on intermediate grade (Grades 3-6) levels first.
    • Online software modules allow all students in all buildings to receive the same career and college planning services. 
    • Students will complete online modules as part of career readiness awareness and preparation.
    • The online modules do not replace other career and college planning opportunities that school counselors implement, such as the North Museum, Junior Achievement, Career Cafes, guest speakers, and personal classroom lessons.
    • School Counselors created videos to teach students how to access and start working on Xello.  
    • Parents and guardians can see what students are doing and the resulting career awareness and preparation activities.
    • School Counselors and teachers are given real-time updates on student progress in Xello. The program captures feedback, such as student interests and strengths that are reported to the school for further exploration.
    • Students will explore and build an “Academic and Career Readiness” plan by Grade 8.
    • Please let your school counselor know if you have any questions.

     

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  • RES Grade 6 to CMS Transition Presentation on Google Meet

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/29/2020 12:30:00 PM

    Centerville Middle School Counselor Mr. Milton, Principal Mumma, and Assistant Principal Ackerman will meet with all 6th grade students from Rohrerstown Elementary School on May 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a group meeting on Google Meet. This meeting will be 20 - 30 minutes in duration. The format will be as follows:

    1. A short video will be shown. It features the CMS building.
    2. Up next there will be a Q&A addressing frequently asked questions about middle school.
    3. Testimonials will be given by current 8th grade students about their strategies for a successful transition to the middle school.
    4. Before we end, there will an open question and answer period. 

    This information was also shared in Schoology by grade 6 teachers. Please contact Centerville Middle School, School Counselor Nate Milton via email at nate_milton@hempfieldsd.org or by phone at (717) 898-5578 for the Google Meet details or if you have any questions.

     

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  • Incoming 7th Grade CMS Students: 2020-2021 Course Request Form

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/28/2020 1:30:00 PM

    ATTENTION CURRENT PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF 6th and 7th GRADE STUDENTS ATTENDING CMS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

    Since students will not return to buildings again this school year, we are asking for you to digitally sign your child's 2020-2021 Course Request Form.To do this, please complete the confirmation survey (linked below) by May 1, 2020:

    https://tinyurl.com/cms2021courserequests

    Use the Notes section on the form for the following purposes:

    • To share any questions or concerns regarding course placements for your child. Please discuss these selections with your child before making any notes on the form.
    • To request an end of year data review for placements in major subjects.
    • To request to add or delete an elective Music course, please indicate "Add Elective" or "Remove Elective". If your student does not want one of these electives, he/she will be assigned another FLEX period in their schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor, Mr. Milton (future 7th grade) or Mrs. Tobias (future 8th grade) at Centerville Middle School first by email, or if needed by calling 717-898- 5578.

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  • Recording and Slides from 6th Grade Q&A

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/21/2020 12:45:00 PM

    Thank you to all who participated last night at the joint Centerville Middle School and Landisville Middle School 6th Grade Virtual Q&A Zoom meeting.

     

    In addition, below is a summary of middle school contact information for you to reference should you have any further questions. 

    Centerville Middle School

    (717)898-5580

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  • 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 2/9/2018

    Times have changed. Many communications have become digital. So how do we actually know with whom our kids are interacting? Are they giving out too much information such as their name, school, friends, and, more importantly, their location?

    On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the PA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and the Pennsylvania State Police are leading the 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium. This is a free cyber security forum on social media and the internet that will be held at the The Conference and Training Center at IU13 (1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601). Two sessions will be offered: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, specifically parents, educators, and community members.

    Workshop Topics
    This class will cover numerous applications and social media platforms commonly used by kids. It is important to know that apps come and go almost daily. Parents need to stay proactive in trying to stay educated on new apps.

    Objectives: Discuss bullying, sexual harassment, predatory behavior, and exposure to inappropriate content.

    • Learn how to set mobile privacy settings
    • Discover the most current apps being used for social media
    • Find out the current apps most often being used for “secret” communications
    • Hear how bullying happens and can ruin lives

    Register online.

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  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Parent Letter

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 8/28/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Our school is participating in an important district initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).

    What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?
    PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

    What is PBIS at Rohrerstown Elementary?
    We have adopted a unified set of classroom rules. These rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child has been learning them during his or her first weeks at school. Our unified classroom rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows:

    • Be Respectful
    • Be Responsible
    • Be Ready 

    As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To help students learn and follow the rules in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior:

    • Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
    • Provide students with more praise than correction.
    • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
    • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
    • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
    • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.

    When the students are demonstrating they know, understand, and practice the rules they may be “caught” by a teacher and given a Lion’s Pride Ticket. That ticket is placed on our Lion’s Pride 200 board with the opportunity to receive a Mystery Motivator prize. The student will also sign our digital celebrity binder and a phone call will be made home so that parents and guardians are aware that their student was recognized for following the school wide rules. This process will happen continually throughout the school year.

    We also have a school-wide system for positive discipline:

    • Students will be given verbal reminders of expectations across school settings.
    • If repeated reminders to follow the school rules are given the student may receive an infraction slip (see attached).
    • The infractions are documented and if a student receives three within a month an intervention is put in place to help correct the behavior.
    • When an intervention is going to be implemented a phone call home will be made to make parents aware of the behavior and the intervention that will be put in place.
    • Any serious violation of a school rule will be directly addressed with the principal.
    • Major and Minor infractions will be sent home and require a parent signature.

    If you have questions about Positive Behavior Support, please feel free to contact Carrie Wilson (School Counselor), Jackie Jones (Instructional Support Teacher), or Kathy Swantner (Principal). We are looking forward to recognizing our students in a positive way and making lots of phone calls home this year (last year we made over 1,200 positive calls home).

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  • End of the Year Coffee Talk with the Elementary Counselors

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 5/10/2017 7:00:00 AM

    You're invited to have coffee with Ms. Stefanie Scarborough and Ms. Amy Koerner (Elementary Counselors)! 

    Topic: Helping Parents Navigate the Technology World: Safety and Screen Time
    Date: Thursday, May 18
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: East Petersburg Elementary School

    We hope to see you there!

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  • 6th Grade Parent Night Presentation

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 4/5/2017 7:00:00 AM

    If you were unable to attend Monday’s 6th Grade Parent Night at Centerville Middle School, click here to review the full presentation. The presentation reviews:

    • Who to contact
    • General information and attendance
    • Student schedule
    • First day of school
    •  Extracurricular activities
    • Teams
    • Class schedule
    • Curriculum
    • Sneak-a-Peek opportunities
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  • February Coffee with the Counselors Presentation

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 2/17/2017 2:00:00 PM

    If you were not able to attend Thursday’s Coffee with the Counselors information session, please click here to review the presentation and resources. If you have additional questions, please call or email your School Counselor.

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  • February Coffee with the Counselors

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 1/30/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Coffee Cup

    All parents/guardians of elementary students are invited to join us on Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. for Coffee with the Counselors at Farmdale Elementary School. Elementary school counselors from Mountville and Farmdale Elementary Schools will explain techniques and brain-based strategies to help manage your child's strong emotions. 

    Click here to register.

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College & Career Planning

  • Introduction to Xello for K-12 College & Career Planning

    Hempfield School District is implementing a K-12 college and career planning software called Xello. Xello is an engaging program that helps students explore and build individualized career plans for their future, coupled with knowledge of the skills required for various careers. We are excited to fully implement this program to promote deeper student and family engagement in ongoing career readiness and post-secondary exploration!

    • Xello began rolling out in our elementary schools this school year.
    • Formerly, career planning lessons were collected in Schoology in a “Guidance” course. 
    • School Counselors are introducing the program to students by grade level, specifically focusing on intermediate grade (Grades 3-6) levels first.
    • Online software modules allow all students in all buildings to receive the same career and college planning services. 
    • Students will complete online modules as part of career readiness awareness and preparation.
    • The online modules do not replace other career and college planning opportunities that school counselors implement, such as the North Museum, Junior Achievement, Career Cafes, guest speakers, and personal classroom lessons.
    • School Counselors created videos to teach students how to access and start working on Xello.  See below.
    • Parents and guardians can see what students are doing and the resulting career awareness and preparation activities.
    • School Counselors and teachers are given real-time updates on student progress in Xello. The program captures feedback, such as student interests and strengths that are reported to the school for further exploration.
    • Students will explore and build an “Academic and Career Readiness” plan by Grade 8.
    • Please let your school counselor know if you have any questions.