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

We made it!  Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work and dedication during the very unusual 2020-2021 school year! Have a great Summer!  Stay safe and have fun! 

 

Hello, Indians!

Welcome to the page of Mrs. Karla Denning,

School Counselor!

 

 

 

 

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 karladenning@johnston.k12.nc.us.  

 

Visit the "Meadow School Counseling" Twitter page (@MeadowCounsel) for resources, updates, and information!

 Mrs. Denning is in her 24th year in education!  This is her 19th year as the school counselor at Meadow School!  She also has 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!

We are in this together!!  We are better together!

 

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! **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. 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 Morning Duty

    8:30-11:45 Classroom Guidance; Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives

    11:45-12:15 Lunch

    12:15-3:30 Classroom Guidance; Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives

    3:30-4:00 Planning/After-School Meetings

School Announcements

  • Immunizations Required for 7th and 12th Grade Students

    Please click the links below to read about what vaccinations are required for students entering 7th and 12th grades, and what days the vaccines will be provided. There is also information in the letter about how to make an appointment for your child. English Form of Letter from Health Department Spanish Form of Letter from Health Department

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  • Spring Sports Tryouts

    Come try out! All Spring Sports tryouts begin Monday April 12th after school. Try-outs will run from 4pm to 5:30pm to 6:00pm depending on the coach and the sport. All sports are open to 6th - 8th graders. To be eligible students must have passed 3 out of 4 core classes in the Fall semester. Students also must have a current sports physical. Any sports physical dated after March 1, 2019 is accepted this year. If they have never played a sport then they need to get a physical over the next two weeks. Physical forms are available on the Johnston county web site under athletics.

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  • High School Information for 8th Graders

    Click here for information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1toh7M07x-vVkM4ls9RfXKPgj1b2SkMyL5kkRPjusLJc/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Spanish Speaking Parent Information Night

    There will be a parent information night for our Spanish speaking families on February 10th from 5:50 to 7:00. This will be held virtually through a Google Meet: www.meped.com/ Information will be shared about Powerschool, Class Remind, DoJo, etc., Classlink, school social media pages, Free/Reduced Lunch Applications, Covid, and the new website that has county level Connect Ed messages in Spanish.

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  • Fall Picture Make Ups

    We will have picture make ups for the fall pictures next week. Here is the schedule: February 2nd: 9:00 - Cohort 1 February 5th: 1:00 - Cohort 2 3:00-5:00 - Virtual students

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JCPS Announcements

  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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