COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Counselor's Corner March 2021

Greetings HK-8 Families,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the unusually mild start of March weather that’s been going on around here recently. Here’s an update on counseling services and programs at HK8. I’ve added to our school’s website and our Facebook account if there’s anyone interested in putting together a short, 3-5 minute that showcases their job/ career that I could use for our upcoming 8th grade virtual career fair please let me know.

During Kindergarten guidance lessons along with bucket filling tips that go along with the letters of the alphabet I’ve been reading stories about Willow Pond that reinforces Kelso’s Choices, ways for students to manage their own small problems. Lily is the main character in these stories and she must use her own judgement when she faces various challenges with some of the other animals at Willow Pond. I had Kinder kiddos help me do a puppet show while I read the various stories about Lily becoming an excellent problem solver.

During 1st and 2nd grade lessons I’ve started a world of work, careers unit and the first lesson was about responsibility. I read the story, Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss. The story does a wonderful job of illustrating how Horton the elephant shows responsibility by not abandoning the egg left by Mayzie the bird. After the story there were a couple discussion questions and I wrapped things up with examples of different careers that show responsibility. Next lessons will focus on the Career Critters Workbook that’s about animals in different career groups, clusters.

3rd through 5th graders lessons have been about the Sources of Strength program and we’ve been learning about what’s called a BrainTree. The Sources BrainTree is a metaphor relating the three parts of a tree to the three different parts of the brain. The tree’s roots relates to the brainstem where our basic needs are housed to keep our bodies going. The tree’s trunk represents the Limbic System where our emotions and memories are kept and the tree’s trunk acts like a connector to help carry nutrients from the roots up to the third part of the BrainTree, which is the branches and leaves. The branches and leaves of the BrainTree is the Frontal Lobe of the brain where our intelligence, creativity, skills,and our ability for decision making resides. During the Sources lessons I talked about different types of lopsided BrainTrees, which are: overdeveloped roots, giant trunk, and giant branches and leaves. When our BrainTrees are balanced and healthy we stay in control of strong emotions, and have the ability to handle life's ups and downs, and are able to use our brains to their fullest potential.

Now off to the middle school side of HK8! Sources of Strength Peer Leaders have been working on our first campaign, which is “Get the Word Out”. We’ve hung posters and banners throughout the school with the Sources Wheel and we’re working on a Powerpoint presentation that will be incorporated into the daily video announcements that goes over all 8 sections of the Sources Wheel.

During middle school, ICAP lessons I’ve been assisting the young minds of tomorrow with different types of interest inventory surveys, so they can explore their own interests and abilities as we continue to learn about different career pathways. 6th graders did the paper/ pencil version of the True Colors Personality Test, that summarizes personality traits into one of four categories. If their dominant color is Gold their grouped personality is an organizer, if their dominant color is Blue their grouped personality is a peacemaker, if their dominant color is Green they are an analyzer, and lastly if their dominant color is Orange they are an activator.

7th graders did an interest inventory in their Naviance accounts called, The MI Advantage which goes along with Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. The 9 different intelligences are: Naturalistic, Kinesthetic, Logical, Existential, Interpersonal, Spatial, Linguistic, Musical and Intrapersonal. After students completed the interest inventory they looked over a report related to themselves and journaled about different categories.

8th graders also did an interest inventory in their Naviance accounts called, Do What You Are that uses the Myers Briggs personality types. There are 8 main categories, which are: Extroverts, Sensors, Thinkers, Judgers, Introverts, Intuitives, Feelers, and Perceivers. After they completed it the results showed 4 letters that went along with the 8 categories. Lastly, they journaled about the results and they will be using this as we dig into career pathways for the next ICAP lesson.

In conclusion, I can’t believe that next week is the start of the 4th quarter. Time flies when you're at Hotchkiss K-8.

Go bulldogs!

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

HK8 School Counselor keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com 970-872-3144

Counselor's Corner March 2021

Greetings HK-8 Families,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the unusually mild start of March weather that’s been going on around here recently. Here’s an update on counseling services and programs at HK8. I’ve added to our school’s website and our Facebook account if there’s anyone interested in putting together a short, 3-5 minute that showcases their job/ career that I could use for our upcoming 8th grade virtual career fair please let me know.

During Kindergarten guidance lessons along with bucket filling tips that go along with the letters of the alphabet I’ve been reading stories about Willow Pond that reinforces Kelso’s Choices, ways for students to manage their own small problems. Lily is the main character in these stories and she must use her own judgement when she faces various challenges with some of the other animals at Willow Pond. I had Kinder kiddos help me do a puppet show while I read the various stories about Lily becoming an excellent problem solver.

During 1st and 2nd grade lessons I’ve started a world of work, careers unit and the first lesson was about responsibility. I read the story, Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss. The story does a wonderful job of illustrating how Horton the elephant shows responsibility by not abandoning the egg left by Mayzie the bird. After the story there were a couple discussion questions and I wrapped things up with examples of different careers that show responsibility. Next lessons will focus on the Career Critters Workbook that’s about animals in different career groups, clusters.

3rd through 5th graders lessons have been about the Sources of Strength program and we’ve been learning about what’s called a BrainTree. The Sources BrainTree is a metaphor relating the three parts of a tree to the three different parts of the brain. The tree’s roots relates to the brainstem where our basic needs are housed to keep our bodies going. The tree’s trunk represents the Limbic System where our emotions and memories are kept and the tree’s trunk acts like a connector to help carry nutrients from the roots up to the third part of the BrainTree, which is the branches and leaves. The branches and leaves of the BrainTree is the Frontal Lobe of the brain where our intelligence, creativity, skills,and our ability for decision making resides. During the Sources lessons I talked about different types of lopsided BrainTrees, which are: overdeveloped roots, giant trunk, and giant branches and leaves. When our BrainTrees are balanced and healthy we stay in control of strong emotions, and have the ability to handle life's ups and downs, and are able to use our brains to their fullest potential.

Now off to the middle school side of HK8! Sources of Strength Peer Leaders have been working on our first campaign, which is “Get the Word Out”. We’ve hung posters and banners throughout the school with the Sources Wheel and we’re working on a Powerpoint presentation that will be incorporated into the daily video announcements that goes over all 8 sections of the Sources Wheel.

During middle school, ICAP lessons I’ve been assisting the young minds of tomorrow with different types of interest inventory surveys, so they can explore their own interests and abilities as we continue to learn about different career pathways. 6th graders did the paper/ pencil version of the True Colors Personality Test, that summarizes personality traits into one of four categories. If their dominant color is Gold their grouped personality is an organizer, if their dominant color is Blue their grouped personality is a peacemaker, if their dominant color is Green they are an analyzer, and lastly if their dominant color is Orange they are an activator.

7th graders did an interest inventory in their Naviance accounts called, The MI Advantage which goes along with Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. The 9 different intelligences are: Naturalistic, Kinesthetic, Logical, Existential, Interpersonal, Spatial, Linguistic, Musical and Intrapersonal. After students

completed the interest inventory they looked over a report related to themselves and journaled about different categories.

8th graders also did an interest inventory in their Naviance accounts called, Do What You Are that uses the Myers Briggs personality types. There are 8 main categories, which are: Extroverts, Sensors, Thinkers, Judgers, Introverts, Intuitives, Feelers, and Perceivers. After they completed it the results showed 4 letters that went along with the 8 categories. Lastly, they journaled about the results and they will be using this as we dig into career pathways for the next ICAP lesson.

In conclusion, I can’t believe that next week is the start of the 4th quarter. Time flies when you're at Hotchkiss K-8.

Go bulldogs!

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

HK8 School Counselor

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3144

Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair

Counselor's Corner 2021

Greetings HK-8 Families,

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Here’s an 2021 update on my school counseling efforts at HK8. We are already past the mid way point of the school year, and I’ve noticed that the short days of winter are starting to get a tad longer with the sun going down around 5pm-ish. I’m hoping we’ll get some needed snowpack soon to help the local waters, farmers, and ranchers prepare for the upcoming spring.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade have completed working on Kelso's 9 Choices to work on managing their own small problems. Kelso’s Choices can be used for conflict resolution issues that might come up in the classroom, during lunch/ recess, or other times of the school day. Kelso’s Choices can also be used at home to help your child develop prosocial skills with siblings, getting along with others. Here they are: tell them to stop, walk away, ignore, share and take turns, talk it out, go to another game, wait and cool off, make a deal, and last but not least apologize.

2nd through 5th graders have completed their Sources of Strength wheel and I've updated my bulletin board with a message, “For life’s ups and downs, what are your sources of strength?” The goal of the Sources of Strength program is to help students develop resiliency skills by understanding and recognizing that they have ways to overcome life's daily challenges. Here’s the 8 sections of the Sources of Strength wheel students used to make meaningful connections to their personal life: family support, positive friends, mentors, healthy activities, generosity, spirituality, medical access, and mental health.

On Friday, 1/22/21, a pre-selected group of middle schoolers had their Sources of Strength Peer Leader training that was facilitated by Dr. Bliss, who is DCSD’s certified trainer. A fun time was had by all! We learned ways to play the Sources of Strength game that aligned with social distancing safety measures in place at our school. Peer Leaders will help spread the message of hope, help, strength on the middle school side at HK8 and the program will be used as a suicide prevention program to promote help seeking behaviors.

Also, I started my middle school ICAP lessons the week of 1/25/21 during their intervention class; ICAP stands for individualized career and academic plan and when students transition to high school they will have an ICAP class they’ll need to take and pass to meet graduation requirements. This week during ICAP time we watched an inspirational video about the growth mindset as it relates to setting achievable goals, students logged into their computer-based Naviance accounts, and journaled about a short-term goal they set for themselves. We used the SMART acronym to break the goal into meaningful parts, SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time oriented. Other ICAP activities middle schoolers will work on might include interest inventory surveys, college/ career exploration awareness, and academic planning to help prepare students for high school.

All and all I feel it’s been a smooth school year, so far, as long as we all do our part to stay healthy and strong during these trying times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you are in need of community resources, or anything else to support your child at HK8.

Go bulldogs!

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

HK8 School Counselor

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3144

Counselor’s Corner for October

Greetings HK-8 Families,

The month of October has flown by and I’d like to take this opportunity to update everyone on my counseling efforts at HK8. First off, 3rd through 5th graders participated in Red Ribbon Week, which is a nationwide drug prevention program that pays tribute to the noble sacrifices made by former DEA agent, Enrique KiKi Camerna. Students watched a short video clip that explains how the Red Ribbon Week movement started, then there was a short message about the harmful effects of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco products. Lastly, kiddos were given a red bracelet that had this year's RRW theme, which was “be happy, be free, be drug free”.

In Kindergarten I read the story, Llama LLama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney. The story does a wonderful job on the sensitive subject of bullying and the animal characters get help from their teacher to stand up to the bully and change a bad time to a good one. The following day I reinforced this book by teaching our littles STOP/WALK/ TALK that our school uses as our bully prevention program for grades Kinder through 5th grade. I also read one of my favorite books of all time to Kinder kiddos, which is Have You Filled A Bucket Today by Carol McCloud. This book is about kindness and talks about the importance of keeping a full bucket, so you can feel happy and good about yourself.

Then to follow up on the importance of being a kind bucket filler I made a paper bucket, and throughout the school year I’ll have bucket filling tips that go into the paper bucket.

1st graders heard a similar but different story about bucket filling, entitled Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family by Peggy Johncox. The story is about Tiger who’s a stray cat new to the family and it’s Halle the dog’s job to teach Tiger what bucket filling is all about. After the story we reviewed the three rules to bucket filling: be a kind bucket filler, don’t dip, and protect your lid. 1st graders enjoyed sharing the similarities between the original bucket filling story and the one about Halle & Tiger. And just like before I made a paper bucket and each time I come to their class to do a lesson there will be bucket filling tips placed into it.

2nd and 3rd graders had a lesson reviewing STOP/WALK/ TALK., then I talked about the importance of being an upstander, sticking up for someone being bullied and not to be a bystander who just sits by and does nothing. We then practiced making comic strip messages for what each person might do if they saw someone getting bullied for each scenario incorporating the characters Bart & Lisa from the Simpsons TV show.

3rd through 5th graders had their first Sources of Strength lesson, which is new to HK8 on the elementary side. The Sources of Strength program teaches students the importance of developing resiliency to overcome life’s daily challenges. We started off playing a game called, wheelhouse connection, where students shared some of their favorite things with each other. Then we had a discussion about the people, places, things, and activities that make them feel strong, connected, happy, and healthy. After that students were put into groups to make their strengths poster and we finished the lesson by having our first talking circle where we practiced empathy, active listening, and had time to reflect on everyone sharing.

That’s what I have, so far, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to do bully prevention lessons for middle schoolers the week of 11/9/2020. We also had our Sources ofStrength, Peer Leader nomination window close and I’ll be reaching out to a select group of middle schoolers to see who’s interested in being trained as a Peer Leader to help spread the message of hope, help, and strength. Peer Leaders will be organizing school-wide campaigns throughout the school year to enhance the climate and culture of our school.

Be well everyone!

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3144

Counselor's update 10/2/2020

Greetings HK-8 Families,

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Fall is in the air and now is the time to enjoy the great outdoors with all the lovely autumn colors blossoming locally. Here’s an update for Kindergarten through 5th grade guidance lessons now that I’ve recently had the opportunity to do counseling lessons in the classrooms.

In kindergarten we have been working on our social skills, such as personal space and tattling vs. reporting. Everyone has a comfort bubble that’s usually the size of a hula hoop and no one likes how it feels when someone else breaks their comfort bubble. They’ve been practicing walking to and from their classes with adequate space, so none of the teachers have to use their cranky voice. Also, kinder kiddos are learning the difference between tattling vs. reporting. Tattling is when we try to get someone in trouble; and reporting is when we try to get someone out of trouble.

In first and second grade I did a lesson on what’s called a School Counselor’s First Aid Kit. We started with a discussion about items found in a First Aid Kit. Then I showed them my School Counselor’s First Aid Kit with 7 items that were visuals of how counselors help support the social and emotional needs of the students. A tissue represents how it’s OK to cry if they have a problem. The tweezers represent how counselors help students “pick apart” their problems. A star symbolizes that counselors can help students when they are feeling lost. A penny reminds students that they are all valuable and special. A bandage reminds students that counselors help heal students’ social and emotional wounds. An eraser reminds students that everyone makes mistakes. And last, but not least life savers candy serves as a reminder that students can see the counselor if they need someone to talk to.

Third through fifth grade students did an activity called Counselor's Camp, where they worked on their teamwork skills to get back safely to base camp. The first puzzle was to reel in the truths about what a counselor does and doesn’t do. Some of the truths; a counselor is here to listen, support you, and help you solve problems. Another truth was the counselor is here to help you brainstorm solutions and help guide you to make positive change in their behavior. Some of the falses; a counselor is here to tell you exactly what to do to fix your problem and the counselor is here to give you punishment when you’ve done something wrong. Another piece of the puzzle to get back to base camp was encoding a secret message that the counselor is here to advocate for every single student. The different code words that helped students get back to base camp were the three domains counselors use in working with students, which are social/emotional, academic and career.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support your child, my contact information is listed below. I’m only a phone call or email away from listening to your concerns and putting together a plan of attack to help your child, coordinate community resources, or whatever is needed to advocate for the student.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. Trumbull

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3144

Message from Mr. Trumbull

Greetings HK8 Families,

I hope this letter finds you well as we get ready for the upcoming school year. I’m excited and ready to go back to in person learning and I feel this is best for our students. I’ve seen administration, teachers, and staff working extra hard to make sure the reopening of HK8 goes smoothly and our school takes all the necessary precautionary measures to keep everyone safe during these uncertain times. This will be my second year at HK8 and I wanted to take this opportunity to reintroduce myself and give parents and guardians an overview of what school counseling services will look like this year at Hotchkiss K-8.

Next to the front office I’ve made a bulletin board entitled, “Feeling Puzzled?” that goes over some of the ways I help and support students with social/ emotional issues they might be experiencing. Here’s a couple examples of topics that might come up during the school year where your child might benefit from my services: anger management, bullying, changing families, depression, friendship issues, grief and loss, happiness, managing problems, self-esteem, and stress management. Students can ask their teacher to see myself, fill out a counselor slip, call the front office so the secretaries can page me, or email me directly with a time I can pull them from their class, lunch/ recess that fits best with their schedule

On the elementary side I will be conducting classroom guidance lessons for all Kindergarten through fifth graders using the following evidence based programs: Kelso’s Choices, 2nd Step Program, Carol McCloud’s Bucket Filling, Red Ribbon Week and STOP/ WALK TALK bully prevention program. New this year for students in grades 3rd through 5th grade I’ll be using the Sources of Strength curriculum which is a suicide prevention program that promotes connection, belonging, and resilence in children.

For middle school students I’ll be working with them during ICAP lessons, which stands for individualized career and academic plans. We will be using a computer based program, Naviance, where students will have their own account to do interest inventories, learn about different career pathways, and career exploration activities to expose them to college and career readiness. We will also continue with the Sources of Strength, suicude prevention program where a portion of the middle school students will be trained as Peer Leaders to work on school wide campaigns with the goal of enhancing the climate and culture of the school by social networking and breaking down barriers for students that promote hope, help and strength. There will also be a bully prevention program, Red Ribbon Week, HK-8 College day, and an 8th grade career fair that might be done virtually due to the school district’s safety measures.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with your child this school year and don’t hesitate to reach out to myself if there is anything I can do to support your student at Hotchkiss K-8. Go Bulldogs!

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

Hotchkiss K8 School Counselor

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3144

ex: FREE FAFSA Workshop

Greetings HK8 Families,

I hope this letter finds you well as we get ready for the upcoming school year. I’m excited and ready to go back to in person learning and I feel this is best for our students. I’ve seen administration, teachers, and staff working extra hard to make sure the reopening of HK8 goes smoothly and our school takes all the necessary precautionary measures to keep everyone safe during these uncertain times. This will be my second year at HK8 and I wanted to take this opportunity to reintroduce myself and give parents and guardians an overview of what school counseling services will look like this year at Hotchkiss K-8.

Next to the front office I’ve made a bulletin board entitled, “Feeling Puzzled?” that goes over some of the ways I help and support students with social/ emotional issues they might be experiencing. Here’s a couple examples of topics that might come up during the school year where your child might benefit from my services: anger management, bullying, changing families, depression, friendship issues, grief and loss, happiness, managing problems, self-esteem, and stress management. Students can ask their teacher to see myself, fill out a counselor slip, call the front office so the secretaries can page me, or email me directly with a time I can pull them from their class, lunch/ recess that fits best with their schedule

On the elementary side I will be conducting classroom guidance lessons for all Kindergarten through fifth graders using the following evidence based programs: Kelso’s Choices, 2nd Step Program, Carol McCloud’s Bucket Filling, Red Ribbon Week and STOP/ WALK TALK bully prevention program. New this year for students in grades 3rd through 5th grade I’ll be using the Sources of Strength curriculum which is a suicide prevention program that promotes connection, belonging, and resilence in children.

For middle school students I’ll be working with them during ICAP lessons, which stands for individualized career and academic plans. We will be using a computer based program, Naviance, where students will have their own account to do interest inventories, learn about different career pathways, and career exploration activities to expose them to college and career readiness. We will also continue with the Sources of Strength, suicude prevention program where a portion of the middle school students will be trained as Peer Leaders to work on school wide campaigns with the goal of enhancing the climate and culture of the school by social networking and breaking down barriers for students that promote hope, help and strength. There will also be a bully prevention program, Red Ribbon Week, HK-8 College day, and an 8th grade career fair that might be done virtually due to the school district’s safety measures.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with your child this school year and don’t hesitate to reach out to myself if there is anything I can do to support your student at Hotchkiss K-8. Go Bulldogs!

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

Hotchkiss K8 School Counselor

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3144

Updated Counselor's Corner

Dear HK8 Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone is staying healthy and being safe during these uncertain times. The school closure has been in effect for 3 weeks now, and I miss working with all the students and our outstanding team of teachers and staff at HK8. I wanted to update everyone what school counselor services will look like during the school closure, so I can continue to support students and their families whenever possible, to the best of my ability. I will be providing weekly optional guidance lessons, counseling activities for all the elementary students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will be found in the packets that go home on Mondays, and they don’t need to be returned to school. Some of the topics will include: back to bucket filling/ kindness at home, emotion/ stress management, conflict resolution, coping with change, cooperation/ working together, the love of the outdoors, and transitions. I will also be providing weekly optional activities for middle school students in 7th and 8th grade. They are called ICAP activities, which stands for Individualized Career and Academic Plan. We have a computer based program called Naviance where students have their own account to start to think about the world of work, college and career readiness. Some of the ICAP topics include, career pathways, ways to pay for college, preparing for high school, study skills and the love of the outdoors. All optional activities, lessons will begin the week of April 13, 2020. I thought it was important to let the students, their families get comfortable with the online, distance learning model before my optional lessons/ activities would begin.

During the school closure I will be working remotely from home and there are a couple ways HK8’s families can reach out to me for assistance. They can email me directly at: keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com, call HK8 school at (970)872-3325 during the times listed,(Mondays 8-4pm; Tuesday- Friday 10-2pm). The office staff will provide you with my google phone number that has a confidential voicemail, or setup a virtual meeting with myself via google hangouts. I will continue to facilitate skills groups, set up weekly counseling sessions with students via the phone or google hangouts, and help coordinate community resources.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

HK8 Student Support Resources, This is a slide show presentation from Mr. Trumbull with good information and ideas of things to do during this time.

Parent & Student Support Tips for Mental Health

Parent Tips

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

Counselor’s Corner: 4/3/20

Dear HK8 Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone is staying healthy and being safe during these uncertain times. The school closure has been in effect for 3 weeks now, and I miss working with all the students and our outstanding team of teachers and staff at HK8. I wanted to update everyone what school counselor services will look like during the school closure, so I can continue to support students and their families whenever possible, to the best of my ability. I will be providing weekly guidance lessons, counseling activities for all the elementary students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will be found in the packets that go home on Mondays, and they don’t need to be returned to school. Some of the topics will include: back to bucket filling/ kindness at home, emotion/ stress management, conflict resolution, coping with change, cooperation/ working together, the love of the outdoors, and transitions. I will also be providing weekly lessons for all middle school students grades 6th through 8th grade. They are called ICAP activities, which stands for Individualized Career and Academic Plan. We have a computer based program called Naviance where students have their own account to start to think about the world of work, college and career readiness. Some of the ICAP topics include, career pathways, ways to pay for college, preparing for high school, study skills and the love of the outdoors. All lessons will begin the week of April 13, 2020. I thought it was important to let the students, their families get comfortable with the online, distance learning model before my lessons/ activities would begin.

During the school closure I will be working remotely from home and there are a couple ways HK8’s families can reach out to me for assistance. They can email me directly at: keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com, call HK8 school at (970)872-3325 during the times listed,(Mondays 8-4pm; Tuesday- Friday 10-2pm). The office staff will provide you with my google phone number that has a confidential voicemail, or setup a virtual meeting with myself via google hangouts. I will continue to facilitate skills groups, set up weekly counseling sessions with students via the phone or google hangouts, and help coordinate community resources.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull

Counselor Corner

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Greetings! My name is Keith Trumbull and I’m honored to be Hotchkiss K8’s school counselor for the 2019/ 2020 school year. I’m excited to get to know all the students, their families, and work with all the wonderful teachers and staff at HK8. This school is so amazing; and I’ve already had the opportunity to be trained in the Capturing Kids Heart program that our school uses to help foster positive relationships. I’ve recently relocated to the area from Rifle, Colorado and for the past two school years I have been employed as a school counselor at an elementary school with Re-2 Schools. Over the summer break I worked for a fly fishing outfitter in the Vail Valley and 10 plus years ago I worked as a guide at a guest ranch in Crawford.

My role as school counselor will be to work with all the students who attend HK8, elementary and middle school students. I will be setting up a comprehensive school counseling program that helps students develop the skills needed to be the future leaders of tomorrow. The three domains counselors use to provide services to students are social/ emotional, academic readiness and college/ career exploration. I will be setting up elementary guidance lessons in Kindergarten through 5th grade homerooms. Some of the guidance lessons for the elementary kiddos will be about kindness, bully prevention, managing strong feelings, conflict resolution, and so much more. I will also be using the computer based Naviance program with the middle school students to help them develop ICAP’s, which stands for Individualized Career and Academic Plans. I will also be starting up some social/ emotional programs and services for middle school students, as well. We are going to implement the Sources of Strength program for middle school students, this will be a student driven program made up of peer leaders that inspires hope, help and strength at our school.

Some of the ways school counselors work with students might be individual counseling, facilitating skills groups, classroom lessons, referrals to outside agencies, and creating interventions that enhance the school climate and culture. Please feel free to reach out to myself if you have any questions or concerns.

I look forward to meeting you and please don’t hesitate to contact myself if there is something I can do to enhance your child’s school experience at Hotchkiss K8.

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull HK8 School Counselor

keith.trumbull@deltaschools.com

970-872-3325

Excited to join the HK8 family

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Greetings. My name is Keith Trumbull and I’m honored to be Hotchkiss K8’s school counselor for the 2019/ 2020 school year. I’m excited to get to know all the students, their families, and work with all the wonderful teachers and staff at HK8. This school is so amazing; and I’ve already had the opportunity to be trained in the Capturing Kids Heart program that our school uses to help foster positive relationships. I’ve recently relocated to the area from Rifle, Colorado and for the past two school years I have been employed as a school counselor at an elementary school with Re-2 Schools. Over the summer break I worked for a fly fishing outfitter in the Vail Valley and 10 plus years ago I worked as a guide at a guest ranch in Crawford.

My role as school counselor will be to work with all the students who attend HK8, elementary and middle school students. I will be setting up a comprehensive school counseling program that helps students develop the skills needed to be the future leaders of tomorrow. The three domains counselors use to provide services to students are social/ emotional, academic readiness and college/ career exploration. I will be setting up elementary guidance lessons in Kindergarten through 5th grade homerooms. Some of the guidance lessons for the elementary kiddos will be about kindness, bully prevention, managing strong feelings, conflict resolution, and so much more. I will also be using the computer based Naviance program with the middle school students to help them develop ICAP’s, which stands for Individualized Career and Academic Plans. I will also be starting up some social/ emotional programs and services for middle school students, as well. We are going to implement the Sources of Strength program for middle school students, this will be a student driven program made up of peer leaders that inspires hope, help and strength at our school.

Some of the ways school counselors work with students might be individual counseling, facilitating skills groups, classroom lessons, referrals to outside agencies, and creating interventions that enhance the school climate and culture. Please feel free to reach out to myself if you have any questions or concerns.

I look forward to meeting you and please don’t hesitate to contact myself if there is something I can do to enhance your child’s school experience at Hotchkiss K8.

Sincerely yours,

Keith Trumbull HK8 School Counselor

keith.trumbull@deltaschoools.com

970-872-3325

UPCOMING SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

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