Welcome

Metolius Elementary School Counseling Department

Meet your counselor:

Lori Arthur

420 SW Butte Ave.

Metolius, OR 97741

(541) 546-3104, ext. 7008

Office Hours: 9am - 3pm

larthur@509j.net

Thank you so much for visiting my site!

Hello Metolius Elementary family! Welcome back to our 2021-2022 school year! I am super excited to have all of you back at school and am looking forward to a fantastic year! I hope all of you had a wonderful summer and are refreshed and ready to be here!

These continue to be challenging times for some of us right now and want you to know that I am here for you if you want/need to speak with me. Please let your teacher know you wish to see me and she can relay the message or let me know directly and we can set up a time for you to come to my office.

I am always in search of new ideas and ways to connect with my students and families. Ideas that will grab their attention, get them engaged, have an impact, and help them to be successful in school and in life. With that being said, this site was born out of the necessity to continue that mission to connect with my students and families during these challenging times.

My role as a school counselor is to help support the whole student. I do this by providing biweekly classroom counseling lessons, leading small group counseling sessions, problem solving, short term counseling, crisis counseling, and advocating for students in all settings. My goal is to collaborate with students, families, staff and community partners to create a sense of safety and belonging at our school.

You will find this site set up like my office to include social emotional learning (SEL) resources that most of you are familiar with and maybe some new ones. I hope you find this site useful!