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:
- Create, Model, and Teach Safe Social Relationships
- Teach and Model Stress and Worry Reduction Strategies to Cope Well
- Build Community Connections and Offer Supports/Resources
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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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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.