ICSAtlanta School Counseling
Heather Appleby-Johnson is the school counselor for grades K-2 She graduated with her Masters in School Counseling from Georgia State University. She enjoys working with students of all ages, but especially loves her littles! In her free time, Heather likes to go hiking with her husband and two dogs, Ellie and Ragnar!
Elissa Hughes (she got married!) is the school counselor for grades 3-8 She graduated with her Masters in School Counseling from Mercer University and is currently getting her Ed. S from University of West Georgia. She loves teaching students how to be better humans. When she's not hanging out with students, she enjoys being in the sunshine with her dogs, Lenny and Carl, and her husband.
What we are teaching in the classrooms
Kindergarten-2nd Grade Lessons
Mrs. Appleby-Johnson will be teaching lessons about goal setting, self love, positive self-talk, diversity, and more!
3rd-8th Grade Lessons
Mrs. Hughes will be teaching lessons about self-love, how to stand up against peer pressure or discrimination, conflict resolution, responsibility, test stress, and more!
“You don’t need a cape to be a hero. You just need to care.”
Parent nights are an opportunity for parents to learn about important topics that can help their child succeed!
Dates and topics are subject to change
Staying with the Pack
Our student incentive program seeks to encourage and reward good attendance habits. Students are able to earn individual and classroom rewards for perfect attendance!
ICSAtlanta Attendance Policy
Research shows that consistent school attendance is crucial to student success. Our attendance policy works to create a framework to support attendance and is also in compliance with GA State Compulsory Laws. Check out page 11 in the Student Handbook for more information
If your student is absent for a purpose that is considered excused (see handbook) please send documentation within 5 days of your student's absence. Excuse notes must be received in hard copy. Electronic notes (including email notification) cannot be accepted. The excuse note will be filed and the student's record will be updated to reflect the excused absence.
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Attendance at ICSAtlanta
ICSAtlanta Counseling Program graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, social, and career success, and they are respectful, responsible, and productive citizens. Our graduates are consistently engaging in a plethora of diverse opportunities and are thriving in this millennium. They are life-long learners, responsible citizens, and contributors to their local and global communities.
The mission of the ICSAtlanta School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program for all students that focuses on academic achievement, social, personal, career, and multicultural/global citizenship development. School counselors work closely with faculty, parents and the community to advocate for, and ensure that we meet the needs of all students, remove barriers, offer equity and access to information, and provide a safe and respectful learning environment as these are the keys to excellence and lifelong success