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Counselor's Corner 

Services are available to all students at TES

Ben Friedle
675-7397 ext. 434
bfriedle@tcsc.k12.in.us

At Tipton Elementary the Guidance/Counseling Department recognizes the pursuit of lifelong education is a journey no one takes alone. Along the path students require guidance for academic and personal/social skills.

We have a comprehensive school counseling philosophy. This means that our counselor, teachers, administrators, students and families will work together for OUR students' success.

At home:

  • Each month a newsletter filled with helpful information will be sent home called "The Home & School Connection". The school has a subscription and will make copies available to every student.
  • Additional resources for a variety of topics/issues are also available.
    • Free pamphlets! I also have books & materials available for lending out to families for a period of up to two weeks at a time.
  • Parents are encouraged to openly communicate with the counselor as well.
    • Call, email, or request a meeting. I can be available before, during or after school upon request.
  • Support from the counselor & local community is readily available for the families of our students.
    • Community Partners, 2-1-1, Children's Bureau, Counseling, Referrals, Summer Camps, general information, etc.

At school:

  • The counselor and teachers and administration closely work together to provide appropriate activities that relate to the needs of the students. In this approach the counselor works with students: in classrooms, in groups, or individually.
  • Topics that are often relevant are: conflict resolution; friendship; anger management; social skills; academic, character, & citizenship development; self-control; positive self thought; and study skills.
  • TES is proud to utilize Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). Our students are recognized when they are found making good choices.
    • As part of this program we will focus on Tipton PRIDE: Personal Best, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, & Enthusiasm.

Each month we will highlight specific character traits, while still striving for all of these listed and more. Tipton PRIDE!

Character Trait Month Other Traits & Topics Celebrated
P - Personal Best August/September Responsibility, Self Knowledge, & Perseverance
R - Respect October/November Respecting self/others & Conflict Resolution
I - Integrity December/January Honesty & Fairness
D - Dependability February/March Self Control & Citizenship
E - Enthusiasm April Cooperation & Problem Solving