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Character Counts at Griggs Elementary School


Family members can support Griggs’ leadership initiative by Using the 7 Habits language at home.

Habit 1 - Be Proactive (Be a responsible person)

Habit 2 - Begin With the End in Mind (Have a plan)

Habit 3 - Put First Things First (Set Priorities)

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win (Look for a Win-Win Solution)

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand then to be Understood 

Habit 6 - Synergize (Working Together is Better)

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw (Balance is Best)


What is a School Counselor?  

A school counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional with a masters degree in school counseling, who is available to work with all students, parents, teachers, and staff in order to help students achieve academic, career and social success. The School Counseling program is delivered through the following four services: Classroom Guidance Curriculum – developmentally appropriate classroom lessons that correspond to the needs of the K-5 population. Lessons encompass academic, career, and personal/social goals. Individual Student Planning – assists students in academic planning, decision-making, and goal-setting. Responsive Services – address students’ immediate academic and/or social/emotional needs through individual counseling, group counseling, collaboration with teachers, staff, and parents, consultation with professionals in the counseling field, coordinating services for students and families, and crisis prevention and intervention.  Small Group Counseling A process where students, sharing similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 5-8 peers. The group sessions usually last 30-45 minutes and are held for 4 - 6 sessions. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship/social skills, work habits/study skills, anger management, self-esteem, anxiety and stress management. 

System Support – school wide program planning, implementation, and support. 

 Check the Guidance Calendar to see what lessons your student will be learning this month.

Any concerns or questions? Email your counselor, Brenda Browning at:


School attendance is very important to your child's academic success. Did you know that attendance is one of the main indicators of high school graduation? Please begin a positive habit for your child - make sure your student is in school each day and on time. Chronic absenteeism increases achievement gaps.

Good attendance sets habits that will last a lifetime.

CHECK OUT OUR LINKS ABOVE: great student character game links and parent information links.

National Elementary Honor Society is a great opportunity for your student.

Click on the NEHS link to find out the benefits and selection process.

Volunteers Welcome at Griggs: We encourage parent involvement.  If any parent, grandparent or guardian would like to volunteer please call 221-1330. 



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