Guidance News – MAY
The school counselors are currently working on making sure the seniors are on track to graduate. Graduation is May 25th. We are finalizing senior college information, and future planning. Students were asked to check course requests for next year and contact your counselor if changes needed to be made. All too soon, next year will be looming and we will looking at student schedules for next year.
Theme of the Month – MAY — RESPONSIBILITY
The school counseling department is working on improving the emotional health of our students by providing several programs that help students be proactive about their emotional health needs with preventive programs. We offer in class and group counseling programs. The goal is to teach techniques that deal with the issues of today teens in a positive proactive manner.
The groups are based on the needs of the student population. These groups will help students continue to build important skills that will better manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress management. The groups will also focus on improving motivation and organization skills through various activities, role-plays, and games with their peers. Being in a group setting is a positive experience, as they provide a greater support network for students.
YOGA Class has started, we have officially started the first yoga class for our students to learn relaxation techniques, improve flexibility, and of course have some fun. Below is a picture of our first class participants. Yoga class meets once a week for 5 weeks.
Can You Spot a Potential Dropout THREE years in advance?
Keep watch for early indicators. It is vital to pay attention to a student’s academic resilience, social-emotional learning status, and career readiness. Look below for the key indicators.
LOOK FOR THE SIGNS
Research shows that there are three “leading indicators” that can help predict student struggles long before a young person’s problems become acute. Look for:
Hart to Hart – Great Resource, to promote and substance abuse affects Hilliard,
The mission of HART (Health Awareness & Recovery Together) is to promote awareness of how the Heroin epidemic and other substance abuse affects Hilliard and surrounding areas; educate the community how to prevent and reduce opiate/prescription and other drug abuse; stand ready to address new drug trends; provide mental health resources to foster a healthy lifestyle.
In Partnership with the Dublin and Hilliard Police
Students with last names A-D
Jessica Buscemi received her undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University and holds a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Dayton. Her first job after graduate school was helping families through a local elementary school obtain resources related to homelessness and housing. This is where her love for working in education grew and Jessica began work at a local high school working holistically with students. Jessica is married to her husband Rob and has two children – Leo and Lucy. Other than her family and working with students, Mrs. Buscemi has passions for donuts and traveling!
Students with last names L-Ra
Eric Cable has been in education for 20+ years and spent 8 years as a counselor at Hilliard Darby High School before coming to Bradley High School in 2009. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University and his Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. Eric lives in Worthington with his wife, Kelly, and his son Austin.
Students with last names E-K
Krista Holt has been in education since 2004. She received her Bachelor’s Degree at Eastern Michigan University and her Master’s from the University of Toledo. She lives in Marysville with her husband, Jarrod, daughters Sawyer and Josie and sons Uriah, Titus, and Elias.
Students with last names Re-Z
Chris McCabe has been in education for over 25 years and the last 17 in the Hilliard City School District. Chris has taught science in the Cincinnati Public School System, Hamilton Local School System, and the Hilliard City Schools. He has been an intervention counselor, senior Capstone coach, freshman team teacher, tennis and basketball coach, and various other teaching assignments during his career. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University and his Master’s degree from the University of Dayton.
Psychologist: Melanie Hartle received her psychology undergraduate degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania and received her educational specialist degree in school psychology at Youngstown State University. Melanie is married to her husband Andrew and has three fur babies. She is a currently the Girls on the Run coach at Brown Elementary School and is a member of the running club, Love to Reach (L2R).
Hillary Phillips – Syntero Counselor
College Counselor: Tom Woodford