LIC School Counseling Office

  • Welcome to the LIC School Counseling 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 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.

School Counseling News

  • LIC Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 5/25/2021 7:15:00 AM

     

    Tuesday May 25: “Together Tuesday”

    • Theme: Empathy and positive social relationships
    • Attire:  You are not alone! Dress alike with a friend or friends!


    Wednesday May 26: “Wellness Wednesday”
     

    • Theme: Wellness and self-care   
    • Attire:  Colors represent a range of feelings and emotions, it’s OK to express them all! Wear tie-dye, bright, bold, or neon colors!


    Thursday May 27: “Thankful Thursday”
     

    • Theme: Expressing gratitude
    • Attire: Dress like a superhero to show our gratitude to all of the real life heroes in our lives!


    Friday May 28: “Fitness Friday”

    • Theme: Physical activity fuels the body and the mind!
    • Attire: Wear workout or exercise clothes!
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  • 2021-2022 Middle School Course Verification Forms

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/15/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Attention Parents/Guardians of current 6th grade students –

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 16 we will be sending to you 2021-2022 Middle School Course Verification forms in the mail for your son/daughter.  We asked you to review the letter and verify the course placements by Thursday, April 22.  If you have any questions, please contact your student’s current School Counselor.

    Thank you!

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  • 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: LIC Cares!

    • Students and Staff are encouraged to wear something representing their favorite “Team” (LIC, Hempfield, or “Other Team”)
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  • A Message from the Elementary School Counselors

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/30/2020 1:00:00 PM

    The Elementary Counselors are coordinating a Behavioral Screening with all of our 6th graders. A detailed letter, which is linked in PDF form here, will be going home with students by Friday, October 2. 

    At Hempfield School District, our goal is to provide holistic care for all students. We believe that physical health is influenced by emotional heath. Therefore, we want to partner with you to gain a better understanding of your child’s emotional well-being and social behaviors. During the month of October, all of the 6th grade students in the Hempfield School District are being offered the opportunity to use the Behavioral Health Screening Tool, developed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This computer-based survey asks several questions about feelings, behaviors, relationships, school, and safety. Answers will be reviewed by a school counselor, school psychologist, and/or a licensed social worker. If help is needed, recommendations for how and where you can get some help will be discussed with you. 

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  • So Now What?: A Six Part Virtual Mental Wellness Series for Families

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/9/2020 12:30:00 PM

    Download a PDF of flyer with this same information below.

    You and your family are in the middle of what is already an unprecedented start to the school year, not to mention all we experienced last spring. You’re processing lessons already learned, adjusting to new ways of preparing your kids and often figuring it out for yourselves. A lot of us are asking...So Now What?

    You're invited to watch a NEW, six-part, back-to-school series for parents and caregivers powered by Transform for Tomorrow and Remake Learning Days Across America called So Now What? Helping Parents and Caregivers Navigate a School Year Like No Other. Every Wednesday evening in September 2020. All sessions are FREE and open to all!

    Where

    Sessions are held virtually via Zoom.us

    How

    To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/SoNowWhatSeries

    The So Now What? virtual series brings the country’s leading experts in education and childhood development, including PBS Kids, Common Sense Media, Learning Heroes and UPMC Children’s Hospital, together with parents and caregivers to share and learn from one another. We will cover a range of topics specific to this moment in time, including social emotional wellness, mental health, learning resources, communication, tech safety and much more.

    Together we will navigate the start to this new, uncharted school year, and make plans for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow brings.

     

     

     

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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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  • 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. 

    Landisville Middle School

    (717)898-5607

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  • Grade 6 Transition to Middle School

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 4/17/2020 10:30:00 AM

    Hello and welcome to our parents/guardians of Grade 6 students who will be transitioning in August to Landisville Middle School. We are actively working on a variety of transition activities to help prepare students for Grade 7. Please note the following important information:

    • Grade 6 course verification letters are being mailed today. They should be arriving by postal mail shortly. Please review the mailing and respond to our verification survey as listed in the letter by Friday, May 1.
    • We have posted our Landisville Middle School presentation about transitioning into Grade 7 here https://youtu.be/IBfBF3bbUv4. This video covers all information that would have normally been shared during the 6thGrade Parent/Guardian Night. The following link provides a copy of the slides used in the presentation for your reference https://tinyurl.com/ydgjep42
    • Finally, we are holding a joint LMS/CMS Grade 6 Question and Answer virtual orientation program on Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. through the video conferencing software Zoom. We encourage all 6th grade families to join us by clicking the following link: https://tinyurl.com/HempfieldGrade6or joining via phone by calling 1-646-558-8656.  We hope to see you there!

     

    If you have any questions about the transition to middle school, please contact Mr. Sharp (stephen_sharp@hempfieldsd.org), your child's 2020-21 Grade 7 school counselor at Landisville Middle School.

    Thank you!

    Doug Dandridge

    Principal | Landisville Middle School

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  • LIC Cares Week

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/11/2019 10:00:00 AM

    LIC Cares Week kicks off Monday, January 14 through Friday, January 18. LIC Cares Week is a Spirit week dedicated to awareness, discussion, and education about mental health. The schedule is as follows:

    Monday January 14: Recognize Feelings

    “You can’t change the situation, but you can change how you deal with it.”

    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear a color that best represents a specific emotion.

    Tuesday January 15: Be Yourself

    “Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and be who you are.”

    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite outfit.

    Wednesday January 16: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

    “Stress is not what happens to us. It is our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.”

    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    Thursday January 17: It Takes Character to Cope with Anger

    “When you let anger get the best of you, it brings out the worst in you.”

    • Students and staff are encouraged to dress as their favorite TV/movie/book character.

    Friday January 18: LIC Cares!

    “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

    • Students and staff are encouraged to wear red and black.
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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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Classroom Lessons

Career & College 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.