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Heroes ES

Counselor's Corner

The School Counseling Program is designed to assist with interests and issues related to the stages of student growth in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. The following services will be offered at Heroes:

  • Individual and group sessions for students focusing on topics such as: military deployments, divorce and family separation, grief, study skills, friendship, social skills, self-esteem and components of bullying.

  • Classroom lessons with emphasis on personal/social skills, academic development (study skills), and career awareness/development.

  • Referral assistance to other programs and services within the community.

Be a Bucket Filler!


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What is bucket filling?

  • Bucket filling is a concept that teaches the importance of having empathy for others

  • Bucket filling teaches us to recognize the good qualities in self and others

  • The invisible bucket becomes the universal symbol of compassion and caring

  • The rewards of the bucket filling motivate intrinsically and extrinsically


How does it work?

  • From Friday to Thursday school personnel will acknowledge students who have 'filled a bucket' by writing their name on a bucket filler slip

  • Slips are handed in to the teachers and then to the counselor

  • On Friday morning each week, a bucket filler from each class is chosen.

  • Winners receive a certificate and prize

  • Winners are then able to eat lunch at a special table with a companion of their choice



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Contact Information

Ms. Kohkemper, Counselor

Phone: (910)449-8000

Email Heroes Counselor


Phone: (910) 915-6936

Resources and More:

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

Mid-Atlantic District Purpose Statement Vision

To ensure the college and career readiness of our military-connected students, the Mid-Atlantic District is committed to building the capacity of all educators to increase the effectiveness of instructional practices.

Heroes Purpose Statement

At Heroes, our heads solve problems and are always learning, our hearts are respectful and considerate, and our hands work together for the good of all.

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Heroes Elementary Students will read and demonstrate comprehension of grade-level complex literary and informational text.

Goal 2: Heroes Elementary Students will build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.