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 back for the 2022-2023 school year! I hope it is a wonderful year full of learning, building positive relationships, and making memories that will last a lifetime!
Our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Goal for this year is
Counseling Referral Form:
Feel free to reach out as needed, and I will be back in touch as soon as I am available. You may reach me by calling the school at (919)894-4226 X3407 or emailing to email@example.com.
Visit the "Meadow School Counseling" Twitter page (@MeadowCounsel) for resources, updates, and information!
I am happy to say that I am in my 25th year of education! This is my 20th year as the school counselor at Meadow School! I also have experience as an elementary and middle school teacher, and a high school counselor.
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, career exploration, 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. Please go to the bit.ly link above to access the counseling referral form.
I also serve as our school's coordinator for 504 Plans, Homebound Services, Backpack Buddies, Red Ribbon Week, Great Kindness Challenge Week, and Character Recognition.
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.). Thanks in advance for your support! **We have transitioned to the 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have. I am here to help!
*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
8:00-8:30 Morning Bus Duty
8:30-10:00 Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives; Planning; etc.
10:00-11:30 Classroom Guidance/Character Education in the Enhancement Rotation for Grades K-3
12:00-2:40 Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives; Planning; etc.
2:40-3:25 Classroom Guidance/Character Education in the Enhancement Rotation for Grades 4 and 5
3:25-3:45 Afternoon Bus Duty
Basketball Parent Info Meeting
On Monday, November 21st, there will be a basketball parent information meeting at 5:00 in the gym.
Sports pictures will take place after school on Tuesday, Sept 27th.
A couple sports updates: April 21st - Double header against Benson at Meadow (soccer will play just 1 game) April 26th - Make up game against Princeton at Meadow
Fall Festival Has Been Canceled
Our Fall Festival for Friday, Nov. 5th has been canceled due to weather. We will plan an event for the spring. The drawing for our raffle will still take place on Friday.
Here Comes the Bus App
Want to know when your child's bus is almost there? Sign up for "Here Comes the Bus". Check out this website for more information: https://www.johnston.k12.nc.us/Page/21586
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM BB/SB/Soccer Home vs Princeton
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Track Meet @SJHS
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM BB/SB/Soccer Home vs FOMS
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spirit Night at McDonald's