Elementary Guidance Welcome


Welcome to Guidance for Eastern Elementary, serving students in grades K-5.  In this section of our page, you will see tabs for announcements about upcoming events, deadlines, and news related to your child’s academic/career/citizenship development. Check back often to learn about all of the great things going on at Eastern Elementary. If you don’t find what you are searching for, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,
Gina Stahl

School Counselor K-5

Please feel free to schedule a meeting with me with Picktime below:

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765-628-7866 X404



Character Education

Character Education

Monthly Character Eduction lessons
August Citizenship:

“ Contributing to your community and working to improve it.”
August-Anti-bullying: Bullying contains three elements:
1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions.
2. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time.
3. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.

September Individuality:
“Discovering who you’re meant to be so you can make a difference.”
College Go Week: September 20th –September 24th.

October Resilience:
“The ability to recover quickly from difficulties.”

Red Ribbon Week: October 25th-October 29th

November Gratitude:
“Showing other’s they are important by what you say or do.”

December Empathy:

“Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others.”

January Responsibility:
“Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you’ve started.”

February Kindness: “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”  Random Acts of Kindness month

March Trustworthiness :
“Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.”

April Patience:
“The ability to endure a long wait calmly or deal with annoying problems without frustration.

May Self-control:
The ability to have control or restraint of oneself or one’s action.


School Counseling Competencies

Books on Social Emotional learning according to skills:

Booklist for social emotional learning

Mindfulness books:

Booklist for Mindfulness for elementary students


13 Tips for Monitoring Kids’ Social Media
Safe Search Kids
Media Guidelines for Kids of All Ages

Resources for Parents

Provided by www.sesamestreetincommunites.com

Caring for Kids

School Readiness

Learning Through Play

Handling Tantrums

Learning Through Routines

Dealing With Divorce

Helping Kids Grieve


NWEA/Reading Fluency
BOY 08/13-10/23
MOY 12/01-1/28
EOY 3/1-5/29

Dyslexia: Grades K-2



K , 2nd & 5th

January 4-January 31

CogAT measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Reasoning skills develop gradually throughout a person’s lifetime and at different rates for different individuals. Reasoning abilities are good predictors of success in school and are important outcomes of good schooling. CogAT does not measure such factors as effort, attention, motivation, and work habits, which also contribute importantly to school achievement.

It consist if of the following subtest:

  • The Verbal Battery measures flexibility, fluency, and adaptability in reasoning with verbal materials and in solving verbal problems. These reasoning abilities play an important role in reading comprehension, critical thinking, writing, and virtually all verbal learning
  • The Quantitative Battery measures quantitative reasoning skills; flexibility and fluency in working with quantitative symbols and concepts; and the ability to organize, structure, and give meaning to an unordered set of numerals and mathematical symbols. These reasoning skills are significantly related to problem solving in mathematics and other
  • The Nonverbal Battery measures reasoning using geometric shapes and figures. To perform successfully, students must invent strategies for solving novel problems. They must be flexible in using these strategies and accurate in implementing

The ability profile code on your child’s report can be put in at www.cogat.com.

IREAD3: Third Grade

Test Design

The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) is designed to measure basic reading skills and reading comprehension based on Indiana Academic Standards. Test design is centered on understanding these standards, collaborating with Indiana Educators to define content priorities and evidences of mastery, and creating key documents that define the assessment. These key documents are explained and provided below.

Blueprint for the IREAD3:

From: https://www.in.gov/doe/students/assessment/iread-3-for-educators/

Spring IREAD3


Summer IREAD3


Resources for families:



Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses:

  • English/Language Arts (ELA) (Grades 3-8)
  • Mathematics (Grades 3-8)
  • Science (Grades 4 and 6)
  • Social Studies (Grade 5)
  • Biology*
  • U.S. Government* – Optional

*Upon completion of the respective high school course.

ILEARN Bluepint: https://www.in.gov/doe/students/assessment/ilearn/

Grades 3-5



Third:  ELA & Math

Fourth: ELA, Math & Science

Fifth: ELA, Math & Social Studies

Practice ILEARN questions


INFORMATION for ILEARN:  https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn

Counseling Resources



765-457-4357 or www.unitedwayhoco.org

Call Mrs. Stahl for more information for services provided.

765-628-7866 ext 404

Behavioral Health Services of Howard Regional Health System


Pediatric Psychology Center (a specialty clinic inside Lighthouse Family Counseling)


Renewal Counseling Center (affiliated with St. Vincent Health/St. Joseph Trinity House)


Faith Counseling Service


Family Psychiatric Center


Family Service Association (Funded by United Way)

*sliding fee scale for low-income families


Self pay

Indiana Wesleyan Graduate Counseling Clinic (Marion)

*staffed by master’s students working towards degree in counseling, FREE


Divorce Care for Kids

Redeemer Lutheran Church


Lighthouse Family Counseling

1216 W Jefferson St

Kokomo IN 46901

Phone: 765-854-6010

Family Piece

Hosted On The Campus Of

Crossroads Community Church

Kokomo, Indiana 46902

Jeannette Murphy’s Marriage and Family Counseling Center

1428 S Main St #2

(765) 452-1121

Open until 6:00 PM

Mercury Counseling Center

4065 S. Webster

(765) 437-2253

Open until 6:00 PM

Hopebridge Pediatric Specialists

625 N Union St

(855) 324-0885

Open until 6:00 PM

Community Resources

Big Brothers/Big Sisters


United Way Information & Referral Service