Department of Defense Education Activity

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!


Bucket Filling School Image

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