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Student Services

Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

Character Bank
Our guidance office operates a Character Bank to promote awareness of character concepts and to reward students for demonstrating good character. Teachers distribute character checks to students who show positive character traits. Students can bring these character checks to the Character Bank to redeem for prizes like erasers, puzzles, diaries, or novelty items.

Terrific Kids
Sponsored by the Kiwanis-family club, Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Classroom teachers nominate students as their classroom’s Terrific Kids for each monthly character trait.

Student Council

Student Council consists of one representative from each classroom, Kindergarten through 5th grades. These representatives meet once a month beginning in November. The representatives attend the meetings, and then go back to their classrooms and report anything discussed at the council meetings.  By participating in student council, students will have the opportunity to assume responsibility and take risks by experiencing new roles, while influencing their school environment and experiencing personal pride.

New Student Orientation
We welcome new students to Hefner on a regular basis by holding New Student Orientations in the Guidance Office. Our new Hefner Heroes are offered the opportunity to meet the counselors and other new students, to share information about themselves, and to ask questions about our school.

Hearts Apart Videos
Because so many of our students have parents who are active-duty military, they are often faced with separation due to a parent’s deployment. To help our students communicate with their deployed parents, our Guidance Office allows these children to record video messages to keep in touch with them. These messages are e-mailed to their parents.  The webcam system can also be used to arrange parent/teacher conferences for deployed parent soldiers, allowing a parent to address his/her child’s academic or emotional needs.

School Counselor
Megan Clark –  Monday- Friday
Rhonda Thompson – Tuesday- Wednesday and every other Thursday
Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.  They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

School Social Worker
Kelly Cannon –
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link between the home, school, and community.  School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

School Psychologist
Andrew Taylor –
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  they provide assessment and testing of students for special services.  Consultation for teachers.  Counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher
Name: Carmen Officer
Phone: 910.860.7058
The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.

School Nurse
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening, and follow-up, health assessments, and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families.  School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison
image of Howard Lattimore the Military, Family & Youth Liaison for Cumberland County Schools
Howard Lattimore, our military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for the military students.  The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to support solutions.

Community Resources 

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PBIS Matrix

A little boy dressed in a hero (superman) suit holding the Hefner Heroes Shield above his headBill Hefner, Heroes, are “Reaching For The Stars”
Our students are reminded daily to follow our PBIS Matrix

B– Be Responsible
H-Be Helpful
E-Be Engaged
S-Be Safe

When the students are caught demonstrating these character traits they will be given blue tickets. Then at the end of each nine weeks, the students that have the number of tickets to meet their goal will be rewarded. Be sure to collect those tickets, Hefner Heroes and reach for the stars!

Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 18, 2018
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