Counselor's Corner
Welcome to our School Counseling webpage!

I am so pleased that you are joining us on our website to learn more about our school, staff, and programs offered to our students.  This page provides you with information about the School Counseling program, upcoming counseling-related activities and events, and counseling topics and resources.

I am very privileged to have the opportunity to work with every student in the district.  My main objective is to provide individual or group counseling and guidance services  to assist students in their growth towards educatuoinal, vocational, and personal goals.  I attend each school once a week to conduct weekly character development lessons for all of the students and  I am always available to work with parents and community members.

I hope you enjoy our website. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or if I can help you in any way.​

Encouraging Reading

There are opportunities to encourage reading in any environment. By introducing reading opportunities in a variety of settings children not only learn new words, but realize the importance of reading.  

Have Kids Help 
Children love to help. Have kids read map directions, recipes, or grocery lists. Help kids with unfamiliar or advance words, and encourage them to ask questions about new vocabulary. Even young children can help with lists if you draw pictures of items beside the words. Children feel especially important and valued when they see their reading helped the family arrive at the zoo or bake cookies. 

Character Counts
Again, this year our over-all goal for Character Education is kindness.  Kindness is the foundation of actions. "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness."  The six pillars of character that we study are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  A good life or a bad life is made up of these six pillars and the characteristics within each.  These human behaviors are not inherited, but learned.  The more they are practiced the more they become a part of the individual's character.  Character is all about doing the right thing.

January-Change:  Dreaming vs Planning





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Learn the Basics of Internet safety 

Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet.  

•Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.

•Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.

•Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops. 

•Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.

•Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.

•Continually dialogue with your children about online safety

GEAR UP Carson City Trip 2013
GEAR UP  Las Vegas Trip 2014
Gear Up, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is
 a State and Federal  Funded Program that begins in the 7th grade, every 5 years, at selected middle schools in our State.  We are very fortunate for the opportunity to involve our current 7th and 8th grade students in preparing for post high school career opportunities.  Last April, 2013, Esmeralda County School District 7th and 8th grade students traveled to Carson City, Nevada, to tour Western Nevada College (WNC), as well as, visit the Capitol and Legislative Buildings. Students viewed the Nevada Senate  while in session and were recognized by the Speaker for attending.   We also toured the Nevada State Museum which was a wonderful experience to visualize the early Nevada settling years.  

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