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2018-2019 School Year!

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Richmond Diversity Days is COMING!

February 19-22, 2019


“Take a Trip Around the World”

 “Oh the People You’ll meet”



Help us to celebrate the uniqueness in all of us!   





                                 Jody Calarco
                                School Counselor
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Feel free to contact me at 262-538-1360 x121
jcalarc@richmond.k12.wi.us

 Welcome to my page!  I am the Elementary School Counselor and work primarily with the JK -5th grade students.  However, I always tell the students, "Once my student, always my student!

I have been in education over 20 years (12 years as a middle school Social Studies Teacher and 11 years as a school counselor at Richmond!). I earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from UW-Whitewater and my Bachelor's Degree in Education from St. Norbert College.

I wear many hats: I teach classroom guidance, organize and present school-wide programs, facilitate a wide variety of counseling and Charge Up groups, as well as work individually with students and families.  I co-facilitate the PBIS Middle School Leadership Team and am a trained Love and Logic facilitator, the PBIS Internal Coach and the Trauma Sensitive Schools coach. 

I am the proud mom of 2 high schoolers!  With their sports and activities most of my free time is spent sitting in bleachers or driving them places!  I wouldn't change it for the world! When we are not at sports, we love to be outside hiking or walking our dog!



 

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Why do kids need school counseling?

Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.

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• Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.

• We know that stress can affect focus and learning, but its impact can be reduced with proven self-regulation strategies.

• Schools, parents, and communities that communicate and collaborate provide the most effective support to children.

• Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes towards learning, self, and society.