Welcome to the School Counseling webpage! My name is Terri Tye, the School Counselor, and this marks my 4th year at Shearer Elementary! I worked for 19 years at Providence Elementary as the counselor and began my career as a teacher at Shearer many years ago. My counseling corner is designed to provide you with information on counseling related topics and resources, as well as keep you up to date on school activities.
During the year, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic and/or social/emotional health and well-being, please contact me at school at (859) 744-4978 where you can always leave a voice mail. You can also reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you and your children this year! I wish all of our Shearer Elementary families a healthy, happy and safe academic year!
In the fourth grade, we recently spent some time reading the book, Simon’s Hook by Karen Burnett. It is a great book that provides ideas to try whenever you are being teased or put down. By comparing teases to fishing hooks, Simon’s Grandma shows him ways to “not bite” and to avoid being caught. In class, we did role plays with a fishing pole and hooks (teasing), and tried to think of ways we could act in real life. As a class, we talked about how we cannot control the actions of others, but we can control our responses to their actions. We had lots of fun learning important lessons.
IMPORTANT TESTING DAY FOR 3RD GRADE
All Shearer 3rd graders will be taking a cognitive ability test in February. This test will be given in the morning and will be finished before lunch. Please make every effort to be present that day and make appointments in the afternoon. Make sure that your students get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast so they can do their best on the test. Make ups will be given, but students usually perform better when they are with their classroom. Thank you so much for your help in this matter!
SPRING MAP TESTING
Spring MAP testing will begin for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th the week of March 12, 2018. Thank you for encouraging your student to do their best!
SCHOOLS TO CAREERS FIELD TRIP
On Friday, February 23, the fourth grade students will be taking a field trip funded by a Schools to Careers mini-grant and the Shearer Family Resource Center. We will begin the day at the George Rogers Clark Area Technology Center for a tour of all the classes that they offer. Lunch will be at Frisch’s Big Boy at no cost to the student. The lunch choices will be made at school by the student prior to the field trip. After lunch, we will enjoy a tour of the Winchester campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. We plan on leaving school around 8:30 and returning at 2:00.
KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE MAP TESTING
Beginning on April 16, the Shearer kindergarten and first grade students will be taking their last MAP test of the year in reading and math. All MAP testing should be complete on April 27. Please encourage your students to do their best and get plenty of rest the night before their test. It is exciting to see the growth they have made this school year!
The beginning of KPREP will be May 11 is a very important one for 3rd and 4th graders at Shearer Elementary! We will be taking the KPREP state assessment that week. Please make sure that all appointments are scheduled after school. Students need to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast each morning so they can Rock the Test!!
SCHOOLS TO CAREERS FIELD TRIP
The 4th graders at Shearer recently took a field trip funded by the Schools To Careers grant and The Shearer Family Resource Center. They visited George Rogers Clark Area Technology Center and learned about many career paths that they can study beginning their freshman year of high school. They were than treated to a wonderful lunch at Frischs Big Boy. The next stop was the Winchester campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The students enjoyed a tour and learned about opportunities to further their higher education in the future. It was a great day and our Shearer students were well behaved and received compliments everywhere that we visited.
CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING KICK OFF
The Clark County Public Library will be hosting their kick off for the annual Summer Reading Program on Saturday, May 19 from 9-12. Many fun family activities will be available and students can learn about all of the exciting opportunities the library is offering this summer. There will be a Shearer table set up for this event as well. Please stop by the Shearer table to register for some prizes that will be given to Shearer Sharks only! This is an amazing program and a great way to learn, stay sharp, and most importantly have fun over the summer months. Hope to see you there!