Mrs. Karla Denning

Phone: (919)894-4226 Ext. 3407

Email:

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

Hello, Indians!

Welcome to the page of Mrs. Karla Denning,

School Counselor!

 

 

 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.

 

 

 
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have. I am here to help!
You may call me at 894-4226 or e-mail me at karladenning@johnston.k12.nc.us.

*Useful Links Below*

Box Tops For Education
Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Prevent Child Abuse N.C.

U.S. Department of Education

 

 

 

  • 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

    11:00-11:30 Lunch

    11:35-12:15 Classroom Guidance

    12:15-12:40 Planning

    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

School Announcements

  • Change in Volleyball Practice

    Volleyball workouts that were scheduled on Thursday, August 15th have been rescheduled to Friday, August 16th from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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  • Report Card Pick Up

    If you do not have your child's report card, please stop by this week to pick it up in the front office. Thank you and have a fantastic summer!

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  • Summer Camps

    Looking for something for the kiddos to do this summer? Look no further! Johnston Community College is offering a variety of summer camps. Find out more at www.johnstoncc.edu/summercamp !

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  • End of Year Testing

    Please note that end-of-year testing dates are on our webpage calendar, as well as included in a parent letter under the "Parents" page. You may also find the letter here: May 2019

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  • Game Change

    Baseball, softball, soccer home game against Four Oaks has been moved from April 16 to May 9.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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  • Orientation dates set for JCPS

    The orientation dates and times are set for Johnston County Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year...

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  • State Report Card

    North Carolina’s school report cards are an important resource for parents, educators, state leaders, researchers, and others, providing information about school- and district-level data in a number of areas.

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  • Create your PowerSchool Parent Portal account

    PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...

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