Guidance – – CHP is committed to developing social skills and a positive attitude. The Guidance Counselor meets with students from Preschool through Grade 8 to help them transition into school routines. Older children meet in smaller “Lunch Bunch” groups to discuss specific issues of concern. By Middle School, students feel comfortable enough that they reach out to the Guidance Counselor on an as needed basis. At all levels, students are given strategies about how to interact with other students, to recognize and deal with conflict in a healthy manner.
Has your child ever come to you saying, “I don’t have any friends at school!” or “Nobody likes me!”?
Perhaps your child cannot (or will not) articulate her worries and concerns about her social life but has become more moody, self-critical, and withdrawn, or doesn’t want to go to school in the morning. These can all be signs that your child might have trouble making and keeping friends
How many times in the last week alone has your child said: “I am so bored!” Maybe you were busy making dinner and could not play with him, or she had plans to go outside and play, but the weather changed to an ice-cold drizzle and playing outside wasn’t an option anymore.
Amber Davis, a second grade student at Cedar Hill Preparatory School, performed at a Carnegie Hall recital on November 17th. Amber received third prize for her solo piano devotee and the Emmett Award for being the youngest bright talent. Congratulations Amber!
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....