Phone: (919)894-4226 Ext. 3407
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science (Double Major): Elementary Education (K-6) and Psychology Special Education Certification Masters of Education: School Counseling (K-12) National Board Certification in School Counseling
Mrs. Karla Denning
Welcome to the page of Mrs. Karla Denning,
Mrs. Denning is in her 22nd year in education! This is her 17th year as the school counselor at Meadow School! She also has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher and a high school counselor.
With positive attitudes, we can make 2019-2020 the best year ever!
I look forward to working with each and every one of you!
I am so glad that you are part of our Meadow Indian family!
It is my pleasure to serve you and your family in the following ways:
As your school counselor, I will be conducting whole group classroom guidance lessons for Grades K-5. We will explore such areas as: growth mindset, getting along with others/cooperation, friendship/anti-bullying, responsibility, respect, diversity, study skills, test-taking strategies, etc.
Other services include meeting with some students on a one-on-one basis to provide short-term individual counseling. Students may refer themselves for counseling, or they may be referred by a teacher, administrator, or other staff member. You may click on the link below to access the counseling referral forms.
Finally, I may work with some students in small groups to focus on an issue these students may have in common.
I also serve as our school's coordinator for 504 Plans, Homebound Services, Backpack Buddies, McKinney-Vento, the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), Red Ribbon Week, Great Kindness Challenge Week, and Character (Portrait of a Graduate) Recognition.
Another of my duties is to assist our 8th grade students with registering for high school (traditional or alternative, such as Early College, Career and Technical Leadership Academy, etc.) Look for more information regarding these processes in January-March.
Again this school year, I will be collecting Box Tops for Education. We will earn 10 cent for each Box Top submitted. Money earned will be used to support the Guidance program in a variety of ways (character recognition prizes, Red Ribbon Week materials, classroom guidance materials, etc.). The homeroom class in Grades K-4 and in Grades 5-8 that collects the most Box Tops will earn an ice cream sundae party! Thanks in advance for your support! **Info. will come home soon about the transition to digital submission of Box Tops. To get started, download the Box Tops for Education app today!
I am here to help ALL students meet their full potential in the areas of academics, career and college readiness, and social/emotional health. New this year, our character education focus will be on our Portrait of a Graduate Characteristics. They are listed below:
September: Cross-Culturally Proficient - I respect the differences in people and the creative expression of their interests, talents, experiences, and culture.
October: Growth Mindset - I work through challenges showing perseverance, resilience, and self-advocacy.
November: Problem-Solver and Value-Creator: I generate and recognize original ideas, alternatives, and connections to develop new solutions to benefit society.
December: Communicator and Collaborator - I cooperatively work with others to accomplish goals and tasks while appreciating individual contributions.
January: Balanced, Self-Directed Learner - I maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and make quality decisions based on my personal goals.
February: Critical Thinker and Inquirer - I anticipate, identify, and evaluate issues and use multiple resources to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
March: Ethical - I understand the difference between right and wrong, act in ways consistent with good values, and abstain from intentional harm to others.
April: Grit - I sustain interest in and put effort towards long-term goals.
May: Knowledgeable - I am prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary for my life beyond high school.
*Useful Links Below*
My schedule is different everyday! I spend my time working as an advocate for all students, no matter the need. I have to be flexible as needs arise!
A typical day:
8:00-8:30 Bus Duty
8:30-11:00 Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives
11:35-12:15 Classroom Guidance
12:40-1:20 Classroom Guidance
1:30-3:30 Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives
3:30-4:00 Bus Duty
Recently, the Johnston County Board of Elections notified our school system that our school will be used as a voting site for the upcoming primary on March 3, 2020. Therefore, our school will be closed on this day for students and will become an optional workday for staff. The district considered the option of making up this day, but determined this would present scheduling challenges for students, staff and parents. Additionally, the yearly instructional schedule has been calculated and our school will have more than the required 1025 instructional hours for the academic year. We apologize for any inconvenience this schedule change may cause and thank you for your understanding as this adjustment is made to our calendar.
Due to the increasing severity expected for this afternoon's weather, all Johnston County Public Schools will now dismiss one hour early. *Meadow will dismiss at 2:20! Students will receive their lunches prior to departure from school. Please make arrangements to pick up all after school care students by 2:50pm. Also, during carpool, we may be releasing fewer students at the time, depending on the severity of the weather, as safety is our top priority. Thank you and have a great day.
Interested in Innovation Academy for your upcoming middle schooler? The Innovation Academy Open House for prospective Pioneers and their families is on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30-6:30. Check out the video and application in the following links: https://vimeo.com/318813288 https://johnstonncc.scriborder.com/
Lunch Menu for Dec. 16-20: Monday - Beef dippers with roll, teriyaki chicken w/chow mein *general tso's chicken over rice when teriyaki runs out Tuesday - Walking taco, chicken nuggets, *fiestada when nuggets run out. Wednesday - Soup and grilled cheese, cheese calzone, *pizza when calzones run out. Thursday - Chicken pastry, BBQ, hushpuppies *cheesy bites when pastry runs out. Friday - Ham & cheese and pb&j.
The Johnston County Public Schools Office of Equity, Information and Student Services is sponsoring a special discussion panel forum at Corinth Holders High School called We Are One: A Unity Forum...
The Johnston County Board of Education has hired the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS)....
The application window all JCPS Innovative School Programs will open Dec. 1. The district offers programs for high school and middle school students...
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Middle School Battle of the Books Competition
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Meeting at SJHS
February 27, 2020
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Middle School Spelling Bee
March 2, 2020
3:50 PM - 5:50 PM Spring Sports at McGees (non-conference)