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September School Counselor Update


September School Counselor Update


The year is off to a great start! It has been refreshing interacting with and getting to know all of the students. Our first classroom guidance lessons focused on the feelings we might have returning to school. We found out students were excited and worried about some of the same things! In our coming lessons, we will get to know our classmates and have a lesson on safety. The younger elementary will focus on safety at home and the older elementary will focus on safety on the internet.


In addition, I would like to highlight all of the great mental health services Pekin offers right inside their building. Lea Sieren and Jan Utterback are able to provide individual counseling to all Pekin students. In addition, Pekin has partnered with Grace C. Mae out of Washington to bring April Donelson, BHIS counselor, to Pekin one day a week. Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) is a skill building program that helps children and teens learn to make healthy and positive choices. They work with children and families to build practical skills that improve day-to-day life including conflict resolution, social skills, communication skills, and ways to cope with frustration, fear, or anger. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact me at abbey.shelman@pekincsd.org.

2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger