Morehouse Elementary

Sikeston R-6


Kristen Rapert, M.S.
Professional School Counselor
Psychological Examiner

Carla Sexton
Counselor Clerk


Guidance Power Point Lessons

Links for the Community



Decision Making Steps
Study Skills
Character Counts
Tattle Telling
The Class Clown
Developing Smart Study Skills
Test Taking Strategies
Decision Making Skills
Counselor Jeopardy
Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests

Most Guidance Power Point Lessons linked from Jefferson County Schools.  If you have a power point lesson  you would like to add please email it to me at


Character Education

Word of the Month

August- Goal Setting

September- Respect

October- Responsibility

November- Self Control

December- Caring

January- Honesty

February- Patience

March- Courage

April- Integrity

May- Service







What does the Counselor do?

The elementary school counselor serves the needs of all elementary students, to help them develop, academically, socially and emotionally.

The school counselor’s role is constantly changing, reflecting the needs of the many people in our school community; children, parents, teachers, and administrators. A variety of services are provided:

Individual Counseling Services
Elementary counselors meet individually with students to provide support for school-related issues. The counseling strategies vary with each student’s needs and are provided on a short-term basis as determined by the school counselor. Students can be referred by parents, teachers, or other school staff.

Group Counseling Services
Elementary school counselors meet with small groups of students on various topics. Topics are determined by the children’s needs and interests. Frequent Group topics include:

  • Friendship and self-esteem
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger Management
  • Substance/Physical Abuse
  • Families in Crisis

Classroom Guidance Lessons
Elementary counselors present scheduled classroom lessons to all students in kindergarten through fifth grades. The lessons consist of conflict resolution, anti-bullying strategies, and friendship making skills.

School counselors, parents, and teachers work together to support children.

Elementary school counselors work with parents:

  • To exchange and gather information
  • To provide recommendations; and
  • To discuss parenting concerns

Elementary school counselors work with teachers, administrators, and other staff:

  • To provide information, materials and referral assistance
  • To address student needs
  • To promote a positive learning environment

Is it time to speak with the counselor?
Parents should feel free to contact the counselor when they notice certain signs or changes in their child:

  • You see a dramatic change in your child’s behavior.
  • There’s been a change in your family. A new marriage, a severe illness, a divorce or a new baby can all effect school work
  • Your child begins acting out and fails to respond to your methods of discipline.  The behavior that you see at home may also be occurring at school.