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Welcome to the Plato Elementary Counseling Home. Throughout the school year, you will find our character words, pictures from assemblies, and other fun things.

Character Counts

This month our character word is RESPECT. Mr. O’s 7th and 8th grade drama students enacted a skit demonstrating both disrespectful and respectful behavior at the Character Assembly on October 2nd and asked the students to identify which behavior was respectful. Of course, our great kids knew the answer!
We will be observing Red Ribbon Week beginning Tuesday, October 27th through Friday, October 30th. There will be NO school on Monday, October 26th due to professional development for the teachers. On the back of your October calendar are the lessons children will receive in their Guidance classes for Red Ribbon Week along with the activities for that week. If you have any questions please send me an email or give me a call.
Below are our Students of the Month and Shining Star Students from the month of September:

Month Students of the Month Shining Star Students
September 2015 som september 2015 students of the month

Students of the Month:
Front Row (left to right): Jesiah Richardson, Isabella Warren, Candice Barnwell, Cy Helton, Christopher Meier, and Kayne McMahon
Back Row (left to right): Haley Langley, Shaelyn Addington, Khloy Breedlove, Madison Froehlich, Carli Cook, and Caleb Langley, (not pictured: Malique Maness)
Banner Holders from the 5th grade are Emily Williams and Megan Matteson

Front Row (left to right): Kinsley Jeffery, Lincoln Bettes, Cheyenne Sanderson, Jimma Coble, Cash Copley, and Ella McCown
Back Row (left to right): Mykle Baker, Ryan Covelusky (obsecured), Jonathan Zaldana, Colby Wilson, Rabecca Poff, and Wayne Moran
Banner Holders from the 5th grade areWyatt Combs and Lola Garcia

Our next Character Assembly will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:30 in the old gym. Family, friends, and community members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

If you have questions or concerns please drop by the Counselor's office located in building 6 or email me at nstudzinski@plato.k12.mo.us.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with and enjoy your child(ren) everyday!
Nancy Studzinski
Professional School Counselor
417-458-4700, ext. 34.

Character Words


Self-Control: Taking charge of your feelings, actions, and body; controlling what you say and do.


Respect: Using good manners, not bad language; being considerate, honoring the feelings of others; dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.


Honesty: Telling the truth; no cheating or stealing; being trustworthy.


Review the three words from first semester..


Comapssion: Helping others in need; being forgiving; being kind to self, others, and the environment.


Comapssion: Helping others in need; being forgiving; being kind to self, others, and the environment.


Responsibility: Doing what you are supposed to do; always doing your best; being accountable for your choices.


Confidence: Believing in yourself and in your own skills and abilities.


Reivew the three words from second semester.