Counselor

School is in full swing and there have been a lot of opportunities for HES Swathers to show their great character.  In September, we worked together to raise money to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.  Our building raised over $500 to send to the Red Cross! Way to go!  

The  4th grade leaders have taken the initiative to help with decorating our sidewalks with the theme for this year’s Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free!  

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, we are also working together to collect canned goods for the Hesston Resource Center. I am impressed with generosity of our students and their families to support this wonderful resource in our community.  

HES students have also been busy practicing our pillars of respect, responsibility and integrity every day! I am privileged to teach all students in the wheel several times each month.  Our lessons have centered around the Seven Habits of Happy Kids.  So far, we have learned about how to be proactive and be in charge of ourselves, begin with the end in mind (have a plan) and put first things first (work first, then play).  It is important to be mindful of what characters traits we are practicing.  How we treat each other each day becomes a habit that will last a lifetime.  The Seven Habits teach kids to focus on forming positive habits that will produce positive relationships.  

If you have any questions or would like to visit with me about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me!  I am here to support teaching and learning and HES, and communication about student needs is my highest priority!  You can reach me at 620-327-7102 ext. 4004 or through my email: dawn.lafferty@usd460.org.