School Counselor

Amber Perrott
Amber Perrott
Smith Elementary School
perrott.amber@oakwoodschools.org
937-297-5335
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Dear Smith /Lange Families,
 

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year!  I am honored to have the opportunity and privilege to work with you and your child. 

As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote social/emotional development, academic, and career exploration for ALL students. I look forward to offering support to our students, staff, families, and community.  I will be meeting with students individually, conducting classroom educational lessons on various topics, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all our students.

My passion for school counseling began during my time as a teacher when I wanted to  have an even bigger impact on students at the elementary level. What I love most about the younger students is the genuine curiosity children have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifelong positive impact on a child.

 I hope to assist students to see things positively, feel connected, teach strategies, and cope with issues that may arise. I look forward to being a partner and a resource for all stakeholders in our school community. Please reach out to me as needed.

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Perrott
Smith / Lange School Counselor
(937) 297-5335
perrott.amber@oakwoodschools.org 

What is a School Counselor?

School Counselors (previously referred to as Guidance Counselors) support all students in grades PreK-12 with academic achievement, social and emotional development and career planning. Ohio School Counselors are licensed and have completed an approved master’s program and an extensive internship. They develop and implement comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student success by collaborating with families, teachers and administrators.

Resource retrieved from the Ohio Department of Education (8/25/17). For more information on this topic please visit http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/Caree...

Military Kids Club

Military Kids Club Meetings

The mission of the Military Kids Club is to provide a fun and safe place for our military kids to be encouraged, strengthened and connected to the E.D. Smith Community.

The club meets about once a month during the lunch period (11:30-12:40) to do fun activities and connect with each other.

We will be meeting in the library this year. Come check it out and join the fun!

Scheduled meetings:    

  • Oct. 12, 2021 – Meet and Greet  for students 
  • Nov. 8, 2021- Cards for Veterans Day
  • Dec. 8,  2021- Book Discussion
  • Jan. 18, 2022-  Make a goal for the New Year 
  • Feb. 8, 2022- Valentines for Veteran’s 
  • March 2022- Connecting with others  & resources
  • April 19, 2022- Purple Up for MKC & Show our Military Pride              
  • May 17, 2022- Celebrate our group 

Lunch Bunch 5th & 6th

I will be facilitating a group once a month during lunch that will be student-led.  This is a group that will offer students a place to share what is on their minds.  If a student is having trouble fitting in with peers, managing homework and classroom expectations, experiencing fear, frustration, or anxiety for any reason, this is a great, optional group for them to visit.  If you would like more information, feel free to contact me.  If you would prefer your child does not attend please, let me know to opt-out.

The club meets about once a month during the lunch period (11:30-12:40). We will be meeting in the library.

Scheduled meetings:    

  • November 11, 2021
  • December 16, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 24, 2022              
  • May 19, 2022

 

Counseling Corner

As school is underway and assignments, test, and projects are due students may feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. Everyone has some anxious feelings but when they become intrusive that is when strategies are needed to help cope. This image below may provide a way to identify what you are seeing and may help you gain insight into what your student is feeling. 

8 ways a child's anxiety shows up as something else.

 

Character Education

Timber is our character education program designed to help all learners develop the skills necessary for success in today's world.

To learn more about this program and the full scheduled for the 2021-2022 school year, go to our Timber page. 

Counseling Services

Section 504

For information about a Section 504 for your student, visit the Section 504 page.

Section 504

Military Families

Oakwood Schools is committed to providing assistance to military families who call Oakwood home.  On our Military Families page, you'll find resources to assist you with the unique challenges facing military families.

Military Families