Welcome to Ms. Swingle's site!  I am thrilled to be returning as your school counselor for the 2019-2020 school year.  Here you will find information about the school counseling program, news and events, and other useful information and resources.  

Please note that I will be out on maternity leave until further notice.  Please contact my leave replacement, Ms. Saile, with any questions or concerns regarding the counseling program/services.

What's New?

Social-Emotional Learning (Social-Emotional Learning) & Mindfulness 
  • Building on our district initiative emphasizing the importance of developing social-emotional skills with students, our staff continue to immerse themselves in trainings that provide a variety of ideas, tools, and strategies to reach students and best meet their needs. 
  • Mindfulness in Schools-Research and Information
    • https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/mindfulness-education/

Coffee with the Counselors 
  • Parent information sessions highlighting current trends and topics related to children's mental health and social-emotional development.
  • Coffee with the Counselors events will be hosted at night periodically throughout the school year.  Keep an eye out for upcoming dates and more information!
All School Assemblies/Classroom Buddy Projects
  • Take place the first Friday of each month starting in October
  • Monthly morning meetings that promote connectedness and a positive school culture/climate
  • Reinforcement of our character education program and monthly character traits
  • Recognition of individual student and class achievements 
  • Upper and lower wing students will come together monthly to complete a project after each assembly.
What do school counselors do?
School counselors work with school staff, parents, and the community to help students have a more positive and successful school experience.  We work with ALL students to help develop the self-awareness, social skills, and coping strategies to effectively navigate through their elementary school years and beyond. This is accomplished through:
  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • School-wide events and activities focused on character building
  • Consultation and collaboration with staff, students, and families to develop academic interventions and supports
  • Crisis intervention and response
  • Providing information and resources to parents and families

Contact me!
Phone: (609) 397-0819 x 1304
E-mail: jaimie.swingle@shrsd.org