All About Me
My name is Leslie Henry. I live in Monett with my husband, John and two great kids, Haley and Connor.
I received my Early Childhood Education degree from Missouri Southern State University, a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University and my Masters in School Counseling degree from Evangel University. I was a classroom teacher for 11 years before serving as a School Counselor. This is my 22nd year in education. I love working with children and helping them grow and learn.
We are going to have a great year together!
My Role at MES
The Elementary School Counselorís role is three-fold: Counselor, Coordinator, and Consultant. The School Counselor fills a need in the elementary studentís life with help of a preventive nature.
What does the School Counselor do?
*Works with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies
*Works with entire classrooms, small groups, and individuals to encourage better student
*Helps identify needs of children
*Promotes positive attitudes and choices and assists students in character development
*Talks with parents about their childís progress in school, abilities and limitations, growth and development, adjustment to school, and school behavior
How does a student get to see the Counselor?
*Students may refer themselves.
*Parents may refer their child.
*Teachers and Administrators may refer students.
*Counseling is a voluntary and confidential service.
NO CHILD IS REQUIRED TO TALK INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE COUNSELOR.
If someone is in trouble...
Student of the Week
We love holding Student of the Week recognition. Several children are selected each week for their outstanding character traits. The following character traits will be the focus in choosing the students:
1st quarter - Polite and Respectful
2nd quarter - Responsible
3rd quarter - Hard Worker (Perseverance)
4th quarter - Stay Safe
The children selected will be recognized in the morning assembly, have their photo placed in the Monett Times and on Monett Elementary Facebook page, as well as receiving a special certificate and reward.
It is a great deal of fun to reward the children for being a positive influence in our school. :)
Watch for the photos in the newspaper and on Facebook. They are also on this site as well at the bottom of this page!
This is a letter to parents about what topics your child can expect to hear discussed in the counseling visits this year.
These student were selected to be Students of the Week for being "polite and respectful" at school.