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Bethel and Penn-Bernville Elementary School Counseling Department

Hello Tulpehocken Families!


It has been a great start to the 2018-2019 school year!

The elementary counseling department has been able to teach lessons in September and October. September’s lesson focused on No Place for Hate, and the importance of showing other respect both in school and at home. October’s lesson was for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon lessons are co-taught with Mr. Baer during gym. We discussed the importance of keep safe with germs and universal precautions in grades K-3 and cause/effect in regards to our actions with grades 4-6. 5th and 6th grade also participated in a technology presentation through the Council on Chemical Abuse, which focused on online safety and cyber bullying. We will continue to teach lessons once a month until March 2019, along with two more No Place for Hate projects. In our lessons to come, we will be collaborating with specialists to help our students become career and college ready!

To continue the push for career and college readiness, 5th and 6th grade students will be traveling to the Junior/Senior High School in November to participate in a Post-Secondary fair. Students will be able to explore options in careers, colleges, military, etc. Our goal is not to push students to make a decision, but to open their eyes at a young age to all of the options out there. The counseling department will continue to plan fun interactive activities to help this push for our students to be career and college ready. If you have any ideas for activities, please do not hesitate to reach out to the counseling department! We would love to collaborate!

We will continue to update our site quarterly with new information throughout the school year.

Important Dates:     November 19, 20, 21- Early Dismissal 12:15/Parent Teacher Conferences

                                   November 22, 23, 26 – No School

                                   December 21 – Early Dismissal 12:15

                                   December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31- Winter Break

                                   January 1- Winter Break    


Guidance Lessons

School Success
Career Development
Character Education
Conflict Resolution
Internet Safety 
Bullying Prevention
Jr High Transition

Mission Statement

The mission statement of Tulpehocken Area School District states that when we expect the most of ourselves and our community-and we believe in the inborn ability of all children to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to realize their full potential in life-we will achieve great things.  The counseling program contributes to the implementation of this mission by addressing the academic, social/emotional, and career development of each student through a comprehensive and developmental program of services.
Leslie Shaud
School Counselor
Penn-Bernville Elementary School
24 Shartlesville Road
Bernville, PA 19506
Danette Seidel
School Counselor
Bethel Elementary School
8390 Lancaster Avenue
Bethel, PA 19507
District Administrative Office
27 Rehrersburg Road
Bethel, PA 19507