Welcome to the LPC School Counseling Program

  • Dear LPC Families:                                    

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at the Landisville Primary Center! From our brick and mortar school to your home or other virtual location, I would like to introduce myself and let you know that regardless of where your son or daughter is calling “school” this school year, that I am here as a support and resource to all of you and your children whenever you may need it! 

    For many years I have lived both personally and professionally by the mission of “having others’ backs” through my daily interactions with students, families, and staff to the programs we have created and carried out at LPC.  This mission and idea are never more so important than during this current time.  With so much uncertainty, change, and worry in our lives and the lives of our children, we need to “have each other’s’ backs” and lead with empathy to make the best of each of our days.   

    During the 2020-2021 school year, I plan to use this mindset to be an extension of your family as our LPC Family works to provide your children with a safe, positive, and caring learning environment.  As School Counselor of LPC, I have the pleasure of working with each and every student as well as their families.  As I enter my eleventh year working within the Hempfield School District, I want to take time to briefly introduce myself as I serve as a member of our LPC Team to support your children’s social, emotional, and academic development.

    As LPC’s school counselor, my job involves a variety of duties that allows me to come into the lives of your children and create a positive relationship as well as supply them with tools to help them be happy, positive learners and friends to each other. My goals for this school year are simple yet complex:

    1. Create, Model, and Teach Safe Social Relationships
    2. Teach and Model Stress and Worry Reduction Strategies to Cope Well
    3. Build Community Connections and Offer Supports/Resources
    4. Boost Student Resilience and Empathy Skills

     

    I am always happy and available to lend an ear to listen to parents and teachers, assisting in any way that I can. If you should ever have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to talk with you to offer information, ideas/support, or direct you to appropriate community resources.  

    I can be reached through the main office at school (717-898-5519) or via email (mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org). Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I am here for you and your children anytime as an advocate and support and truly mean it when I say “I’ve Got Your Back!”

    Here’s to a healthy and happy school year!

    Mr. Mike Resh M.Ed
    LPC School Counselor

School Counseling News

  • Landisville Cares Week October 26-30

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 10/21/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Landisville Cares Week is happening October 26-30, 2020! During this week both LPC and LIC will be promoting and modeling positive and healthy mental health strategies across both campuses.  Please join us in participating in special “themed” days to encourage safe and appropriate mental health awareness ideas and topics.

    Monday October 26: Recognize Feelings

    • Students and Staff are encouraged to wear a favorite outfit that makes you feel happy!  

     

    Tuesday October 27: Be Yourself

    • Students and Staff are encouraged to wear an outfit that makes you “stand out” such as bright colors (neon colors) or tie-dye.

     

    Wednesday October 28: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

    • Students and Staff are encouraged to wear sweatshirts.

     

    Thursday October 29: It Takes Character to Cope with Anger

    • Students and Staff are encouraged to dress as their favorite TV/Movie/Book Character (school appropriate)

     

    Friday October 30: LPC Cares!

    • Students and Staff are encouraged to wear something representing their favorite “Team” (LPC, Hempfield, or “Other Team”)
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  • COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/18/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Struggling with anxiety or overwhelming emotions due to COVID-19? Call Persevere Pennsylvania’s Support & Referral Helpline at 1-855-284-2494 or TTY: 724-631-5600. 

    The helpline is available 24/7 to listen & refer to community resources to help you with your needs. These services are FREE & CONFIDENTIAL. Download an informational flyer here.

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  • A Message from LPC School Counselor Mr. Resh

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/19/2020 3:45:00 PM

    Dear LPC Families:                                    

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at the Landisville Primary Center! From our brick and mortar school to your home or other virtual location, I would like to introduce myself and let you know that regardless of where your son or daughter is calling “school” this school year, that I am here as a support and resource to all of you and your children whenever you may need it! 

    For many years I have lived both personally and professionally by the mission of “having others’ backs” through my daily interactions with students, families, and staff to the programs we have created and carried out at LPC.  This mission and idea are never more so important than during this current time.  With so much uncertainty, change, and worry in our lives and the lives of our children, we need to “have each other’s’ backs” and lead with empathy to make the best of each of our days.   

    During the 2020-2021 school year, I plan to use this mindset to be an extension of your family as our LPC Family works to provide your children with a safe, positive, and caring learning environment.  As School Counselor of LPC, I have the pleasure of working with each and every student as well as their families.  As I enter my eleventh year working within the Hempfield School District, I want to take time to briefly introduce myself as I serve as a member of our LPC Team to support your children’s social, emotional, and academic development.

    As LPC’s school counselor, my job involves a variety of duties that allows me to come into the lives of your children and create a positive relationship as well as supply them with tools to help them be happy, positive learners and friends to each other. My goals for this school year are simple yet complex:

    1. Create, Model, and Teach Safe Social Relationships
    2. Teach and Model Stress and Worry Reduction Strategies to Cope Well
    3. Build Community Connections and Offer Supports/Resources
    4. Boost Student Resilience and Empathy Skills

     

    I am always happy and available to lend an ear to listen to parents and teachers, assisting in any way that I can. If you should ever have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to talk with you to offer information, ideas/support, or direct you to appropriate community resources.  

    I can be reached through the main office at school (717-898-5519) or via email (mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org).    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I am here for you and your children anytime as an advocate and support and truly mean it when I say “I’ve Got Your Back!”

     Here’s to a healthy and happy school year!
    Mr. Mike Resh        M.Ed

    LPC School Counselor

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

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/26/2020 10:30:00 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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  • A Message From School Counselor, Mr. Resh

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/29/2019 12:45:00 PM

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Landisville Primary Center! As School Counselor of LPC, I have the pleasure of working with each and every student as well as their families. As I enter my tenth year working within the Hempfield School District, I want to take time to briefly explain what my role looks likes as school counselor as well as how I may be a “Lego Piece” to help support the overall foundation of your child’s social, emotional, and academic development while with us at the Landisville Primary Center. Please consider me as an extension of your family here at LPC!

    As LPC’s school counselor, my job involves a variety of duties that allows me to come into the lives of your children and create a positive relationship as well as supply them with tools to help them be happy, positive learners and friends to each other. Some of these include:

    Classroom Guidance Lessons:

    This year I will be visiting with all classrooms (K-3), once a month and teaching guidance lessons on a variety of topics. Together we will learn how to handle conflicts, develop strong friendships, cope with emotions, and become creative and successful learners. During my visits to the classroom, I include a great deal of hands-on learning experiences, role-plays, and even MAGIC. You may hear your son/daughter talking about the guy who does magic in school; this would be me. I use magic as a means I like to call “Learning Undercover” in which I am able to present beneficial pieces of information and connect it with memorable/fun tricks that will help them pair and remember certain concepts thus bridging the gap between memory and meaning.

    Small Group Counseling:

    Throughout the school year I will be working with students in small intervention groups to provide various learning opportunities related to topics such as worry/anxiety, creating/maintaining positive friendships, dealing with strong emotions such as anger, handling conflict and social issues, building positive self-esteem and confidence, understanding family and life events such as death, divorce, or incarceration, and many other topics.

    Small groups are an opportunity for the children to share ideas and practice skills in ways that are not always possible in large group lessons. Children who share a common concern/interest meet together with the counselor to receive information/support through talking, learning, and sharing.

    Groups will take place throughout the year based on student needs, behavioral data, and teacher/family feedback and referrals. Mr. Resh will reach out to families prior to working with students in small intervention groups but also welcomes feedback and referrals from families at any time to assist with concerns and needs of children as they arise.

    Individual Counseling/Crisis Response:

    Through referrals from teachers, family members, and students, I meet with students 1-to-1 to assist with any type of issue or concern that may be impacting his/her life. As a school counselor, I do not offer therapy but rather listen and help the student to brainstorm solutions and help families make therapeutic connections in the community. If you see or know of any issues of concern please contact me anytime via email.

    Consultation:

    I am always happy and available to lend an ear to listen to parents and teachers, assisting in any way that I can. If you should ever have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to talk with you to offer information, ideas/support, or direct you to appropriate community resources.

    Bucket Filling & PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support:

    This year you will hear a great deal about something called “Bucket Filling” from our school and our students.

    In our ninth year of school-wide implementation, students will learn four important school-wide expectations: Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be a Bucket Filler. Mr. Resh organizes our school-wide programming to teach and reinforce important character-building skills in our students. Once a month student names are drawn from buckets all around LPC and our kids are recognized as being LPC Bucket Fillers of the Month (rewarded with his/her picture on our Wall of Fame located near the front entrance of the school, lunch with Mr. Resh & Mr. Swantner, and many other fun prizes. Bucket Filling positively reinforces kindness and care for all.

    Other Programs:

    School-wide program that teaches students to “Have Each Other’s Backs” and help build self-advocacy, empathy, and empowerment in our students. A special Aevidum Club for 3rd Grade will allow students to become strong leaders at LPC.

    Career Development:

    A separate letter will be coming home to you explaining the many career development initiatives LPC is planning for this school year including monthly Career Cafes, Career Day in March, and Careers on Wheels. If interested in talking about your job/career at LPC, please contact Mr. Resh via email and/or complete the Career Survey. Thank you in advance for your support!

    School-Based Counseling is available for students at LPC through Community Service Group (CSG) agency. Therapists work with students while at school during the day once a week.

    Please contact Mr. Resh if interested in having your son/daughter participate or for more information.

    I am excited to work as a team member alongside you to make your child’s experience at LPC very positive and memorable. We want your son/daughter to enjoy coming to our school each morning and leave school with positive memories and knowledge that will help him/her be successful for a lifetime!

    I would like to extend an invitation for you to contact me at any time. I can be reached through the main office

    at school (898-5519) or via email (mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org). If you would like to talk in person, I am

    always available to schedule appointments with flexibility to your own schedule. Please do not hesitate to

    contact me if you have any questions or concerns, I am here for you and your kids anytime!

    Here’s to a happy, healthy, and memorable 2019-2020 school year!

    Mr. Mike Resh M.Ed

    LPC School Counselor

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  • Career Café: February 2019

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/28/2019 11:45:00 AM

    On Friday, January 25, Landisville Primary Center hosted our fourth Career Cafe. Career Cafe invites different family members into our school to speak to students about their job/career while the students eat their lunch.

    Today LPC welcomed Dr. Kathy Makkar to talk to students about her career as a Pharmacist. Dr. Makkar works specifically at LGH with LVAD patients. Students learned how she keeps her patients safe and the many skills she needs to do her job. Students also were able to witness a fun and exciting experiment with liquids first hand! Mr. Resh even had a chance to model some special Pharmacist protective clothing.

     

    See more photos on the Landisville Primary Center Facebook Page.

    Students eat at lunch tables watching a presentation by a pharmacist.

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  • Box Tops Collection Drive Round 2

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/8/2019 3:00:00 PM

    LPC is again collecting Box Tops from now until Friday, February 8. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will be rewarded with a special set of lunches in the LGI where they will view a movie and/or other prize if a kindergarten class would win.  

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  • Hempfield Happenings: December 2018

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 12/10/2018 12:00:00 PM

    You can now watch the December episode of Hempfield Happenings! The focus of this episode is safety for students and our community. Highlights include an interview with Mr. Tawney about Red Ribbon week at Landisville Primary School, cyber education, concussions, mental health, and traffic safety. Click here to view the full episode on YouTube.

     

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  • Career Café Presenters Wanted

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/7/2018 8:30:00 AM

    A major focus this year will revolve around exposing our students throughout the school-year to the world of work and careers in the community. LPC will be hosting a spring career day, monthly career speakers during student lunch times (Career Cafes), and career themed lessons in each grade level conducted by the school counselor, Mr. Resh. We would love it if we can have as many LPC families as possible to participate and help with our career initiatives this school year.

    If you are interested in coming to LPC this school year and speaking to our students during their lunch period about your career, please email Mr. Resh. Thank you in advance for helping us expose our students to the many opportunities that await them in various career and occupational fields.

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  • A Letter from Mr. Resh, School Counselor

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/16/2018 8:20:00 AM

    Dear LPC Families:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Landisville Primary Center! As School Counselor of LPC, I have the pleasure of working with each and every student as well as their families. As I enter my ninth year working within the Hempfield School District, I want to take time to briefly explain what my role looks likes as school counselor as well as how I may be a “Lego Piece” to help support the overall foundation of your child’s social, emotional, and academic development while with us at the Landisville Primary Center.

    As LPC’s school counselor, my job involves a variety of duties that allows me to come into the lives of your children and create a positive relationship as well as supply them with tools to help them be happy, positive learners and friends to each other. Some of these include:

    Classroom Guidance Lessons: This year I will be visiting all classrooms (K-3), once a month and teaching guidance lessons on a variety of topics. Together we will learn how to handle conflicts, develop strong friendships, cope with emotions, and become creative and successful learners. During my visits to the classroom, I include a great deal of hands-on learning experiences, role-plays, and even MAGIC. You may hear your son/daughter talking about the guy who does magic in school; this would be me J. I use magic as a means I like to call “Learning Undercover” in which I am able to present beneficial pieces of information and connect it with memorable/fun tricks that will help them pair and remember certain concepts thus bridging the gap between memory and meaning.

    Small Group Counseling: Throughout the school year I will be working with students in small intervention groups called “Try-It Triads” to provide various learning opportunities related to topics such as worry/anxiety, creating/maintaining positive friendships, dealing with strong emotions such as anger, handling conflict and social issues, building positive self-esteem and confidence, understanding family and life events such as death, divorce, or incarceration, and many other topics.

    Small groups are an opportunity for the children to share ideas and practice skills in ways that are not always possible in large group lessons. Children who share a common concern/interest meet together with the counselor to receive information/support through talking, learning, and sharing. Groups will take place throughout the year based on student needs, behavioral data, and teacher/family feedback and referrals. Mr. Resh will reach out to families prior to working with students in “Try-It Triads” but also welcomes feedback and referrals from families at any time to assist with concerns and needs of children as they arise.

    Individual Counseling/Crisis Response: Through referrals from teachers, family members, and students, I meet with students 1-to-1 to assist with any type of issue or concern that may be impacting his/her life. As a school counselor, I do not offer therapy but rather listen and help the student to brainstorm solutions and help families make therapeutic connections in the community. If you see or know of any issues of concern please contact me anytime at mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org).

    Consultation: I am always happy and available to lend an ear to listen to parents and teachers, assisting in any way that I can. If you should ever have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to talk with you to offer information, ideas/support, or direct you to appropriate community resources.

    Bucket Filling & Character Education: This year you will hear a great deal about something called “Bucket Filling” from our school and our students. In our eighth year of school-wide implementation, students will learn monthly Character Traits that are tied into a philosophy of filling others’ “buckets” through kind words and actions. Mr. Resh organizes videos, activities, and information on the character traits for the month, which are also the focus in daily class meetings and classroom guidance lessons. When students display positive character, they can be recognized with a ticket in teachers’ buckets. Once a month student names are drawn from buckets all around LPC and our kids are recognized as being LPC Bucket Fillers of the Month (rewarded with his/her picture on our Wall of Fame located near the front entrance of the school, lunch with Mr. Resh & Mr. Swantner, and many other fun prizes.

    Character Traits of the Month

    • September – Responsibility & Optimism
    • October – Respect & Self-Control
    • November – Generosity & Empathy
    • December –Honesty & Fairness
    • January – Diversity & Acceptance
    • February – Kindness & Caring
    • March – Patience & Perseverance
    • April – Curiosity & Zest
    • May – Courage & Grit

    Other Programs:

    Aevidum

    School-wide program that teaches students to “Have Each Others’ Backs” and help build self-advocacy, empathy, and empowerment in our students. A special Aevidum Club for 3rd Grade will allow students to become strong leaders at LPC.

    Career Café

    If interested in talking about your job/career during one of our lunch periods, please contact Mr. Resh via email. We will host these Career Cafés throughout the entire school year.

    Never Been Anbsent (NBA)

    This year LPC is partnering with Go ‘N Bananas to acknowledge and reward students for their above average attendance at school. LPC is looking for students to join our (NBA) Never Been Absent Team. Good attendance plays a major role in academic achievement. Students will be rewarded at the end of each trimester based on their overall attendance and an overall classroom will be recognized at the end of the school year for having the best overall percentage of atte ndance.

    Personal News

    Mr. Resh is excited to announce that he and his wife Kayla are expecting their first child in February 2019!


    I am excited to work as a team member alongside you to make your child’s experience at LPC very positive and memorable. We want your son/daughter to enjoy coming to our school each morning and leave school with positive memories and knowledge that will help him/her be successful for a lifetime!

    I would like to extend an invitation for you to contact me at any time. I can be reached through the main office at school (898-5519) or via email mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org. If you would like to talk in person, I am always available to schedule appointments with flexibility to your own schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, I am here for you and your kids anytime!

    Follow Mr. Resh Online and stay up to date with what is going on related to LPC Counseling:

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About Mr. Resh

  • Mr. Resh is originally from the Pocono Mountains and moved to Lancaster when he was hired for the school counseling role at LPC back in 2010. He holds degrees from Bloomsburg University (BA in Psychology), Lehigh University (Masters in Elementary School Counseling), and Penn State University (Ed. Leadership/Principal Certification). He is currently working on his second Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama. In 2015, Mr. Resh was recognized as the Pennsylvania Elementary School Counselor of the Year. In addition to working at LPC, Mr. Resh is a member of the district and county-wide flight teams that respond to incidents involving death and traumatic events. He also works part-time as an EMT and is a published children’s book author, with the books “Dneirf” (friend spelled backwards) and “Cardinal Connection: Grief Support Book for Kids.” In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kayla, 6-month-old daughter Emerson, and golden-doodle Elle.

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.