COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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

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