• Welcome to our Counselor's Corner

      My name is Mrs. Linda Slaughter    

    The mission of the school counseling program at CHES is to help students meet success and grow academically, socially and emotionally. To meet the goals of this mission, the following services and programs are available:

    Character Counts continues to be an integral part of the Church Hill Elementary school climate. Our students learn the importance of the six pillars of character.  They are responsibility, fairness, citizenship, caring, trustworthiness, and respect.

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) is a program of behavioral expectations with the goals of Respect, Ownership, Attitude and Responsibility (ROAR) that CHES provides as another integral part of our school climate.

    School Duties: Students in fourth grade are encouraged to sign up for duties that include safety patrol and morning announcements.  Students in grades two through four are given the opportunity to run for student government offices and class representatives.  

    Student Ambassadors: Students are chosen by teachers as classroom ambassadors. These students will help transition new students to CHES and their classroom.

    Classroom Guidance, Counseling Groups and Individual Counseling:   Classroom guidance is provided for all classes and helps students focus on academic, career and personal/social development so they achieve success in school and begin to prepare for being responsible members of society. Students may be referred by teachers or parents for small group or individual counseling services. Small group sessions allows students to interact with peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or concerns.  Strategies are shared.  Examples include social skills, friendship, problem solving and anger management.  Groups typically meet for 6 to 8 sessions for 20 to 30 minutes, at a time agreed upon by the teacher.  Individual counseling is a regularly scheduled session with the counselor to provide some one-on-one personal, social, emotional and behavioral support.  School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling to address psychological disorders.  However, school counselors may recognize and respond to student mental health crises and needs by offering education, prevention and crisis short-term intervention until the student is connected with community resources.  When students appear to require long-term counseling or therapy, school counselors can make referrals to appropriate community resources. 

    Parent Resources: Any concern that a parent may have with school or home issues can be directed to the school counselor or to the principal.  

    If you have any concerns about your child and wish to speak to the school counselor about these concerns, please call or email Mrs. Slaughter at 410-556-6681 or linda.slaughter@qacps.org.