Welcome to the School Counselor Webpage!
Please visit the Covid-19 Parent Tips page for additional recommendations on helping families through the outbreak crisis.
Social Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, and Career Activities are located on the Distance Learning Counseling Resources page.
Lessons for students and their families to do together will be added to the School Counseling Lessons page.
Charleston/Dorchester Mobile Crisis – 1-800-613-8379
Dorchester Mental Health Clinic – 1-843-873-5063 / Emergency Line 1-843-414-2350
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
School Counselors at Beech Hill serve as advocates for all students and are often the pulse of school-wide initiatives pertaining to whole body wellness such as growth mindset, mindfulness, and healthy choices. They enjoy helping parents work through their children’s academic and/or emotional challenges. Ms. Masopust and Mr. Helton always welcome parent conferences, and encourage students, parents, and teachers to share their concerns and accomplishments with them.
Ms. Masopust is the primary counselor for PD, K, 2nd and 4th grades.
Mr. Helton is the primary counselor for 4K, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades.
Both counselors would love to help your Beacon and can be reached by email or by calling the school at 843-821-3970.
The following schedule will be used for classroom guidance lessons:
- September: Digital Literacy and Safety
- October: Growth Mindset and Mindfulness
- November: Goal Setting and Listening Skills & Communication
- December: Emotions and More Emotions
- January: Impulse Control/Self-Regulation and Time Management & Prioritizing
- February: Taking Care of Me or Financial Literacy and Respect & Responsibility
- March: Stress and Conflict Resolution
- April: Teamwork and Substance Abuse
- May: Bullying and Inclusion, Collaboration & Tolerance
- June: Empathy and Global & Social Impact
School Counseling Department Mission Statement: The mission of the Beech Hill Elementary School Counseling Department is to provide continual support to maximize student potential, personal/social development, academic achievement, and career awareness through implementation of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program. School counselors will collaborate with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies to help all students enjoy a positive and safe education experience.
School Counseling Department Vision Statement: Beech Hill Elementary students are life-long learners who enthusiastically accept challenges, courageously learn from mistakes, and develop resilience by overcoming setbacks. Students know that they can continually improve their skills, attitudes, and knowledge required for ongoing success in their personal development, relationships, and careers. Beech Hill students develop strong cognitive and non-cognitive skills that will make them highly sought after as leaders in the work force and community.