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Mrs. Mayo's Corner

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2021-2022 School Counseling Program
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AYo! MAYO!

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About me

My name is Kailey Mayo and this is my 10th year as the K-8 School Counselor at Clinton. I adore our Clinton kiddos, families, and staff. What a wonderful place to work! 

I was born and raised in beautiful Missoula, MT. I attended Carroll College, and finished out my bachelors degree in Psychology from MSU-Billings. After, I received my Masters in Education-K-8 School Counseling from MSU-Billings. After 6 years in Billings, my husband and I moved back to my hometown, where I became a Clinton Cougar! I have three amazing babies; Hadley is 11 and in 4th grade at Clinton, Averie is 8 and in 2nd grade, and Will is almost 5 years old. They keep me on my toes and make me smile every day. I am so lucky to be their mom:)

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Growing up is a challenge for all students. My role at the school is to help your child develop skills and strategies to be successful in a variety of situations. Counseling is offered throughout the school year to help students work through normal developmental issues and enhance skills that are important in all areas of life. I focus on helping students feel good about themselves, develop positive relationships, learn problem solving techniques and decision making skills, and communicating in a positive and productive way.

Each month, we will be focusing on an Essential Monthly Concept. These concepts will be the outline for guidance lessons and classroom discussions. I always invite discussion at home about what these concepts are each month, what your child has learned about them, and what the concepts mean to them individually. 

 

I believe in the power of communication. You, as parents, are able to see issues and problems that others may not be aware of. I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about any challenges or difficulties your child may be having, as well as your personal concerns.  If your child has had a hard weekend, call me. If there are family issues, call me. If everything is going great, call me! Open lines of communication are vital! 

Feel free to call or email anytime. My office hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm. I check my email daily, and that is the best way to reach me.

I look forward to working with you and your child!

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Kelso's Choice Wheel
Kelso's Choice Wheel
Kelso's Choices

We are proud to continue to use “Kelso’s Choice”, a Conflict Management Skills Program, geared towards students in Kindergarten through 3rd  grade at Clinton.

 

This conflict-management curriculum is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Designed around Kelso the Frog, students are first taught to discriminate between “big” problems that must be shared with an adult, and “small” problems that they can resolve. After mastering this distinction this program offers nine options students can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own.

The program encourages students to try two choices from “Kelso’s Wheel.”

 

Each choice in itself helps to teach a life skill to the child. For example, if a child chooses to “Apologize”, we go over what apologizing looks like, sounds like, feels like, etc. If a child chooses to “Make a Deal”, we practice how to compromise and make a trade off in a positive way. Each choice is broken down so that children understand the meaning and function of the behavior they choose. Children are given a choice, so that they can make the best decision that fits them best. For example, some students may use a more assertive approach (“telling them to stop”), while others may select a less assertive choice (“ignore” or “walk away”).

 

The program is a powerful and timely tool to build vital life skills for the young people in today’s world. The program philosophy is simple: each child is smart enough and strong enough to resolve conflict.

 

 By using this program, we believe that our students will develop effective problem solving skills, and will help them to deal with conflict in a positive manner and make appropriate decisions. We encourage you to become familiar with the program and talk to your child about what they have learned. By working together, we can develop healthy life skills for our children to use at home and at school.