Counselor

Welcome back to school HES Swathers!

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and all of you are as excited as I am to see what this year has in store! I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you  a preview of the lessons I will be sharing with your child this year. I am looking forward to teaching character education in the wheel, leading small groups and visiting with individual students. All students and parents are welcome in my office anytime. My job is to help promote positive attitudes and choices, help children learn how to make friends and solve conflicts, and encourage building stronger relationships.

This year, we will return to learning about the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and how they relate to our HES Pillars of Respect, Responsibility and Integrity. Your child will learn how to be proactive and set goals, do the important things first, how to think “win-win” and listen to other’s feelings. We will talk about how working together is the best way to accomplish your goals! I will also focus on topics such as friendship, honesty, bullying and kindness.

I want to say a big thank you for all the school supplies that were donated to our school supply closet! Those supplies are greatly appreciated and will be used as needs arise throughout the school year as well.  

Please feel free to contact me about any concerns you may have with your child and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better this year!

Sincerely,

Dawn Lafferty
620-327-7102 ext. 4004
dawn.lafferty@usd460.org