Smith Elementary School
Welcome to Smith Elementary School! I am very excited to be a part of the staff as the full-time school counselor and am honored to have the privilege of working with students to support their academic endeavors, social-emotional development, and college and career aspirations. My goal is to be a resource and partner for students, staff, families and the community. Please feel free to contact me with student concerns, questions, or any ideas for our comprehensive school counseling program.
Coffee with the Counselor
Dear Smith and Harman Parents:
We would like to invite you again this year to have “Coffee with the Counselor.” This opportunity will allow us to share with you about our school counseling program, build partnerships and work together to best support our students in and outside of the classroom. We want to hear from families and community members, seeking input regarding student needs, issues and how to unite in our efforts to help kids overcome current and future challenges.
Coffee with the Counselor will occur 3-4 times this year. Please join us so we may better serve students and families to grow amazing kids that will undoubtedly make a positive difference in our community and our world.
Traci Hummer & Teresa Harris
Oakwood Elementary School Counselors
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 5:30 p.m. @ SMITH Elementary – What is a School Counselor Anyway? What is Oakwood’s Character Education Program?
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. @SMITH Elementary and 11:40am @Harman School - Helping Our Students (and Ourselves) find Balance
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. @ Oakwood Starbucks - Encouraging our Kids (and Ourselves) to Seek Joy, Practice Gratitude, and Be Vulnerable
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...
- Character Education
- Classroom Lessons
- Group Counseling
- Individual Lessons
- Parent Consultation
- Mentor Program
- Tutoring Programs
- Military Kids Club
- Indoor Recess Buddies
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Build Relationships
At the elementary schools we practice the 3R's. This language provides common behavioral expectations for all students throughout the buildings. This system is the foundation for the 5R behavioral system in place at OJHS and OHS.
Fifth and sixth grade students tutor for 20 minutes, one time per week, during lunch, with the guidance of the student’s teacher.
OHS National Honor Society Tutors:
High school tutors work with elementary students after school or during lunch. These arrangements are typically made and overseen by the parents. The list of tutors is available upon request and is updated each fall.
The district provides a list of qualified professional tutors.
The list of tutors is available upon request and is updated each fall.
Military children are a unique group and need support during deployments, moves and meeting the daily demands of military life. This club is designed to help students stay connected with other military kids. It is intended for students who have an active duty service member in their immediate family (mom, dad or sibling).