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    Below is a sample of services provided through the Guidance Office:
     
    New Student Orientation – Beginning a new school can be both exciting and intimidating. I will meet with new students in September, and throughout the year, to help them get acquainted with Harding and give them an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet other new students.
     
    Small Groups – Organized on an as-needed basis on topics such as classroom behavior, social skills, anger management, and positive self-esteem.  Groups will meet weekly or bi-weekly during lunch/recess, and run for several weeks; referrals are made by teachers or parents.
     
    Individual Counseling and Referral – Any student experiencing difficulty in school or out of school for any reason is always welcome to meet with me.  Referrals can be made by students, teachers, or parents. If necessary, a short-term counseling plan or outside referral will be made.

    Private School Applications – If you have applied, or are applying to private schools, you must schedule a meeting with me as soon as possible.  All recommendation forms and transcript requests must go through the Guidance Office.
     
    Liaison to Madison High School – Scheduling appointments with MHS counselors will be held in February or March to begin the transition to high school.  Please check the "Madison High School" section for more info.

    District Testing Coordinator - I assist in the coordination and management of all standardized testing (PARCC Gr. 3-8; NJ ASK Science Gr. 4 & 8)
     
    Classroom Character Education Lessons – Every Tuesday all students in grades K-8 will receive character education lessons based on a specific theme.  See below to see what character trait students will be focusing on each month.
     
     
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    September: Introduction
    October: Respect
    November: Communication
    December: Responsibility
    January: Teamwork
    February: Caring
    March: Fairness
    April: Trustworthiness
    May: Acceptance
    June: Reflection
     
Last Modified on September 6, 2017