Elementary School Counseling

Meet the Counselors!

Brighton Area Schools Elementary Counselors, Mrs. Fox and Mrs. McKiddy, are here to support students with social-emotional growth to best prepare them for learning in the classroom.

Bridget McKiddy

Spencer Elementary

Hornung Elementary

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


Rachael Fox

Hilton Elementary

Hawkins Elementary

foxra@brightonk12.com

Welcome friends, teachers, parents, and students!

Mrs. McKiddy and Mrs. Fox are so excited to continue sharing resources and activities to help foster social-emotional learning. We come with experience from teaching in the classroom, to working as a counselor on the east coast with a very diverse student body. Our goal of this site is to not only share our own thoughts and ideas, but also to foster communication. We hope to use this site as a tool for students and parents to maintain communication with us and feel supported.

Students can fill out this form to send a quick note to the counselors about how they are doing.

Parents can complete this form to request a check in with Mrs. Fox for their student. This information will be used to best support the student and will help to schedule a time to connect.

Parents can complete this form to request a check in with Mrs. McKiddy for their student. This information will be used to best support the student and will help to schedule a time to connect.

Look below for the Monthly Classroom Lesson Themes for the 2021-2022 school year! Continue the exploration of this topic at home!

September: Connecting with Others

This month we are talking about the importance of making connections in our classroom. We are exploring this through the use of empathy, compassion, what is looks like to be a hero, and finding opportunities throughout the day to build relationships with others.

Books We Are Reading

Student Work

A 3rd grader at Hawkins writing his goal in how to connect with others.

A 1st grader at Hawkins draws a picture of connecting through kindness.

October : Anti Bullying Awareness Month

For the month of October we are hopping on board with the national month of awareness centered around bullying. We are doing this by delivering a JK-4 message with the Upstander program through thenedshows.com. Students are understanding what constitutes bullying, what it means to be a bystander, and the steps we can take to becoming Upstanders in our elementary buildings!