School Counseling Programs

School Counseling at Eden Hall Upper Elementary 

Welcome back to school from your School Counselors!  Mrs. Jennifer Miller (jmiller@pinerichland.org) is working with the Class of 2031 in 4th grade, Ms. Mary Krepp (Mkrepp@substitutes.pinerichland.org) is working with the class of 2030 in 5th grade, and Mrs. Lauren Hawrylak (Lhawrylak@pinerichland.org) is working with the class of 2029 in 6th grade! 

 

School Counselors follow the standards of the American School Counselor Association and provide short term counseling to students to help them navigate their school day.  This is offered individually or in groups. 

 

The following groups through parent sign up will be offered this year:  New Student lunch, Grief & Loss and Coping with Big Feelings. Groups meet one time per cycle for about 4-6 weeks.  Groups will meet during lunch, explore, or on a rotating schedule during classes so students do not miss the same content area.  Every effort is made to hold groups outside of instructional time.

 

New Student Lunches: Are you new to the district?  Counselors will gather all new students in each grade who are interested in participating for lunch for a total of 4 sessions to help ensure a positive adjustment to Eden Hall! 

 

Grief & Loss: Partnering with the Highmark Caring Place or using the curriculum that has been provided by the Caring Place, we will hold groups for students who have experienced the death of a loved one.  The goal of the group is for your child to be provided with space to talk about their loved ones and feel supported by peers who have also experienced loss. 

 

Coping with Big Feelings at or about School:  Does school make your child anxious?  Does your child make frequent trips to the nurse?  Have they been tearful in class?  Do they have difficulty following directions or transitioning to new activities?  Do they struggle with managing their worries?  Mindfulness strategies and calming techniques will be taught in this group. 

 

If you would like your child to participate in either of these groups, please complete the form to indicate your consent for participation.  One of the counselors will contact you with further information and details once the form closes on September 16, 2022.  Please contact your child’s grade level counselor if you have any questions about the groups offered.

What else is available for my child? 

Student Assistance Program - Free to anyone in the district, the Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides support for your child from a group of trained educators and the opportunity to meet with a mental health liaison from Human Service Administration Organization to provide recommendations and support with your follow through in contacting agencies to assist with mental health/behavioral health concerns. Contact your school counselor for a referral to SAP.


School Based Therapy - Glade Run Lutheran Services provides therapy to students within the school during the school day. Contact Glade Run for more information. https://gladerun.org/