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

Welcome back, Indians!

Hope you enjoyed your break! 

We are looking forward

to another wonderful year of learning

here at Meadow School! 

 

Mrs. Denning is beginning her 21st year in education!  She has been the school counselor at Meadow School for 16 of those years!  She also has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher and a high school counselor.  

With positive attitudes, we can make this 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:  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 or problem these students may have in common (such as social skills, peer relations, anger management, etc.).

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 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! 

I am here to help ALL students meet their full potential in the areas of academics, career and college readiness, and social/emotional health.

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 Johnston County Schools' 12 Ethical Principles
 

Monthly Character Traits

 August - Self-Discipline:  Doing your best in all situations
 
September - Respect:  Understanding that all people have value as human beings
 
October - Perseverance:  Working hard and not giving up
 
November - Responsibility:  Being accountable for your own actions
 
December - Compassion:  Treating others as you would like to be treated
 
 January - Dependability:  Keeping your promises
 
February - Fairness:  Treating all people equally
 
March - Integrity:  Being honest in all things
 
April - Courage:  Doing the right thing even when others do not
 
May - Honesty:  Being truthful in words and actions
 
June - Loyalty:  Standing up for friends, family, and country
 
July - Patriotism:  Loving your country and standing up for the purposes for which it was founded
 

*****

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
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP)
M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Occupational Outlook Handbook
On Guard Online
Parenting
PBS Kids
Prevent Child Abuse N.C.
Reins From Above
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Study Skills
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

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