Character Education Program
 
Character Eductation is supported through the HOWLS Learner Mindset on a daily basis. Additionally counselors support character development through whole class small group and individual work with students.
 
Our Counselor Talks With Whole Classes About.....
    •    personal safety
    •    conflict resolution
    •    getting along with classmates
    •    how to solve problems peacefully
    •    study skills for academic success
    •    good communication skills
    •    decision making
    •    cooperation
    •    reading facial expressions and body language
    •    identifying feelings and managing emotions
    •    friendship skills
    •    Life Skills
    •    Bully prevention
    •    Character Education
    •    personal responsibility
Our Counselor Talks With Parents About.....
    •    student progress and accomplishments
    •    child development issues
    •    provision of support and referrals to community resources
Our Counselor Works With Small Groups About.....
    •    friendships
    •    social skills
    •    changing families
    •    grief and loss
    •    coping skills
    •    study skills
    •    deployment
    •    being a new student at High Plains
    •    positive attitude
Our Counselor Coordinates.....
    •    a monthly counselor's message in the school newsletter
    •    parenting programs available in the District
    •    the Student Study process which works with teachers to provide additional support and resources for teachers and students in the classroom
Our Counselor Talks With Students Individually To.....
    •    help new students adjust and make friends
    •    help students get along better with peers, teachers, and parents
    •    facilitate communication about feelings, problems and concerns
    •    encourage, support and to celebrate successes
 
Kindergarten:
Safety Lessons
Life Skill Lessons
 
Primary:
High Plains Paw PRIDE
Life Skill Lessons
Bully lessons
Safety lessons
 
Intermediate:
High Plains Paw PRIDE
Life Skill Lessons
Bully lessons
Transition for the 5th graders
Career for 5th graders