• Counselor Happenings
    National Character Counts Week 2018 
           October 22nd through 27th 
     
    Kids for Peace
        The Great Kindness Challenge 2019
          January 28th through February 1st
            
     
    Proud To Be Me Week 2019
     
    Methacton Elementary Counselors will again be hosting Proud to Be ME Week from Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th.  During this week, students will have the opportunity to express themselves as individuals with a week full of dress-up days and activities to foster self-worth.  

    This idea was created in 2010 in honor of Katie Goldman, a 7 year old from Illinois, who was teased for her interest in science fiction, Star Wars, and fantasy.  The teasing became so intense that Katie wanted to conform to others’ interests just so the teasing would stop.  Katie’s mom began blogging to ask for help on how to deal with her daughter’s dilemma.  Thousands of responses came in to aid Katie’s mom and support Katie’s individuality.  Since then, Katie’s school has held a Proud to Be Me Day to foster expression of unique abilities and interests. 

    Likewise, Methacton School District feels strongly about encouraging differences and celebrating uniqueness, and will dedicate a week to celebrating this theme to promote acceptance of self and others.  

    The 2018-19 focus is all about Methacton and Skyview Pride 

    The calendar for the week includes:

    Monday 2/4 – Together We Step- wear colorful socks

    Tuesday 2/5 – Everyone is Unique- wear wacky hair

    Wednesday 2/6 – All of Us Make the Team- wear a team jersey

    Thursday 2/7 – Making Dreams Come True- dress for success

    Friday 2/8 – Show Methacton Pride- wear your green and white

     

    We appreciate your support in helping our students pride themselves on their uniqueness!

     - Methacton Elementary School Counselors

    College and Career Readiness ~ March 2018

    Eighth Annual Career Day ~ March 22, 2018

    Noteworthy News

     
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    Mrs. VanBuren joined Mrs. Gorla during October, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia to accept the National School of Character recognition on behalf of the entire Skyview Community.  The honor is bestowed by Character.org formerly the National Character Education Partnership.  The conference was attended by hundreds of educational professionals from all over the world including administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and speakers who all came together to promote character education within our school communities.
     
    During our presentation prior to receiving the recognition we shared with others how we have built, continue to maintain and grow in the 6 pillars of character here at Skyview as these pillars are an integral part of our school community's foundation.  
     
    The picture seen below was when Mrs. Gorla, Mrs. VanBuren and former Skyview Counselor, Beth Lang met with Michael Josephson, the founder of Character Counts! at the 2015 character conference held in Washington, D.C.
     
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    The Skyview Counselors are involved in
    local, state, and national professional associations.  

    We are active members of the Montgomery County Counselors Association, the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, and of the American School Counseling Association.  Mrs. VanBuren is also on the board of the county counseling association.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on September 24, 2018