Welcome to KES School Counseling!

K.E.S. School Counseling Program Components:

The school counseling program at Kaechele Elementary includes the following components:

  1. Individual and Group Counseling
  2. Classroom Guidance
  3. Consultation
  4. Coordination

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Counseling News February 12-16

Thank you to all those who donated coats, shoes or boots to our Kindness campaign ” Heat Up Henrico!” Today Mr. Williams from Henrico Family and Community Engagement came to KES to personally thank students for their help. Thank you also to everyone for such a super special School Counseling week. I am delighted each day to be Kaechele’s school counselor.                                  In the next two months,  I will be coordinating our Career day and hope that many parents will join us as guests for this special day! Please see if you can save the date April 16 8:00-10:30 to join us as a guest speaker. I would love it if you would be able to sign up. Please click here if you are able to help :  http://goo.gl/forms/nQfxcMyFjA

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School Counseling News January 29-February 2


We are really celebrating Random Acts of Kindness here at KES!!

Thank you to families who will support our “Heat Up Henrico” drive by donating gently used coats, shoes and boots. I feel so blessed to serve here at KES as your school counselor. All our classroom guidance  lessons will have the theme of kindness during February. I will begin second semester groups the week of February 12th Please download the permission slip should you wish for your child to participate and send it to school.Semester II 2018

Fifth grade parents please contact me if you have any difficulty making middle school course selections. I am happy to help with needs or questions. 


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Counseling News January 2-12

Happy New Year to all !!! I am feeling blessed to be part of this amazing community!

 School Counseling topics for January lessons:
Kindergarten: Making good choices
Grade 1: Problem Solving and Using I Care Language
Grade 2: Using Self- Control
Grade 3 Study Skills
Grade 4: Problem Solving
Grade 5: Digital Footprints/Bully Prevention Strategies 

In addition, I will complete all small group counseling sessions for 1st semester. If you would like for your child to participate in small group counseling for the second semester please download the permission slip below.Semester II 2018  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about up coming groups.



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School Counseling December 4-8

This week I began my December lessons. Kindergarten students learned about communication. First grade learned about positive thinking in new situations.  Second graders learned about solving problems. Fifth graders learned about important qualities in friends. Its was great fun working with all our super star students in their classrooms.

In January grade 5 teachers will begin the course recommendation process for grade 6. Here are some important dates for grade 5 parents. Please do not hesitate to contact me during this process if you have any questions.

  • January 9, 2018—6:30—8:15 p.m.—Elective Open House—SPMS(students and parent attend)
  • January 11, 2018—6:30—8 p.m.—SPMS—Parent Planning Guide Meeting—SPMS Auditorium
  • January 12, 2018—8:30—10 a.m.—SPMS—Parent Planning Guide Meeting—SPMS Auditorium—repeat of the 11th presentation                                                                                                        
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November 27-December 1

I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!

There is an informative parent workshop going on November 30th 5:30 pm to

8:15 pm at Hermitage high school. Please view this flyer for more information. Critical Teen Issues Workshop_Flyer. Final

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School Counseling News 11/13-11/17

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving will be next week. I am so thankful for the students, staff and families here at KES! This week we celebrated College Awareness Week with some amazing trivia questions on morning  announcements! Hundreds of students entered to win the correct answers for questions like: Do you know the second oldest college in the USA? Do you know which college is in Richmond wears the colors black and gold? Which Virginia college was founded by a President? Teachers also got in on the fun helping to build our KES College Wall and sporting their favorite college gear today.

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School Counseling November 6-10

This week I spent time teaching many study skill lessons across grade levels. Students learned about organization, paying attention, and goal setting. Small group counseling continues weekly for students who need help with improving school success, emotional regulation, social skills, confidence building and stress reduction.

We were especially blessed to have so many Veterans present for our Veteran’s celebration day!

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Counseling News 10/30-11/3

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This week ended with a great time in the cafeteria. All classes participated in Mix it up Day. October 31,2017 was national Mix it Up Day. This activity is designed to help students make a new friend at lunch.

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Counseling News 10/16-10/20

Its been a great week here at KES! Did you know we have a Buddy Bench on our playground? This bench was established by our Community Service Club to insure all students have a buddy to play with on the playground. If a student can not find a friend to play they simply sit on the bench and friends will join them to say,”Hi would you like to come play?” There is a wonderful book that goes with this idea called Peanut Butter and Cupcake   by Terry Border.


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Counseling News October 9-13

This week in counseling news students learned about bully prevention and how to be a helpful bystander. While we know at KES everyone supports each other in a caring community, it is still important to know what to do if someone is using mean behavior over and over. Its good to know how to make that behavior stop. In other news,  our W.D program is up and running well. We all look forward to the help and kindness our W.D’s bring to school each day.

Last but not least a HUGE thank you to our KES PTA for a fabulous Fall Festival!!! The jousting was really fun!

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