Counselor's Corner

WildcatHello! My name is Christy Hill and I am   the School Counselor on the Elementary campus.  I am super excited to be here at Winona again this school year!!! 
      If we haven’t had a chance to meet, here is a little about me:
I have literally been in education my entire life. Education has been a life-long pursuit.  I was a teacher in grades K-3 prior to finishing my Master's degree.  Once I attained my Master of Education Degree, I worked as a Educational Diagnostician; assessing, interpreting, and helping develop programs for struggling students.  As I assessed student’s needs, I began to realize that so many students have social and emotional needs that need to be addressed in order for them to be successful in the academic and educational setting,so I set to work on my second graduate degree in the area of School Counseling. I have been a School Counselor for the past nine years.

  I am fortunate to have a great support system, in my family.  My husband stays very busy with his farm and ranch business and our two teenage daughters keep us very busy with all their activities.  We love every minute of it though!!! 
     

  My counseling services are available to all students and include:

**Individual Counseling
**Group Counseling
**Classroom Guidance
**Peer Mediation
**Behavioral Goal Setting


Guidance Referral System
*Teacher/Principal Referral-Teachers or Principals may refer students to the counselor based on classroom need and/or
discipline system.
* Parent Referral - Parents are welcome to call-
or email-me to refer their child for
cou
nseling.

Winona has adopted a new character education program entitled Choose Love Movement. This program encourages kindness and promotes positive acts of kindness to help eliminate bullying behaviors. It promotes a climate of Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and  Compassion, which equals the Choose Love Formula  

In addition to counseling, I am responsible for promoting citizenship. Winona Elementary has adopted a new schedule that enables all the students to attend "Weekly Wednesday" Character lessons.
The students will go to Specials, as a grade level, on Wednesdays.  They will be divided into two groups.  The girls will go to the Music room with Mrs. Seiden and the boys will go to the gym with Coach McCowan.  I will float between the two groups to oversee the character lessons.  This is a great opportunity for all our students to receive weekly character education lessons!!

**Something else we have available this school year is Next Step Counseling Services.  We will share a Certified Counselor, one day a week,  with the High School and Middle School Campuses.  This will be a great resource for our students that need more intensive counseling services.

***Please feel free to call or email me at anytime with questions, concerns, or comments.  My email is
chill@winonaisd.org & office # is
903-939-4806.
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I am looking forward to a great school year here at Winona Elementary!!!  Go Wildcats!!!