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Grant Elementary

715-261-0190
Fax: 715-261-2223

500 North 4th Avenue
Wausau WI 54401

Colleen Berkhahn
Principal

Erica Taylor
Administrative Assistant

School Counselor
Lesley Simons

School Social Worker
Ashley Karpinsky

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

The Marathon County School-Based Counseling Consortium comprises of nonprofit and
for-profit mental health clinics, public school districts, and community organizations. Consortium counseling agencies are able to provide on-site mental health counseling to students in all Marathon County public schools. 

If you would like to refer your child for school-based counseling or would like more information, please complete the form to the left and a representative from your child's school will contact you.

Virtual/on-site licensed mental health therapists from The Caring Tree are accessible at Grant Elementary School.  Services are billed through the family's insurance, but don't let cost prevent care; financial help is available.

To learn more about the therapists, click on their bio:

Megan Sheahan, The Caring Tree

To make a referral, please contact School Counselor Lesley Simons

If your child has been referred, please complete this paperwork:

Good mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, & behaviors. These signs may indicate that mental health therapy is right for your child:

  • Isolated
  • Low motivation
  • Sudden changes in behavior/dress/friendships, eating and sleeping habits
  • Anger, irritability, outbursts or irrational behavior that is out of character
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Evidence of self-harm or suicidal comments
  • Impulsivity
  • Sadness that does not seem to go away
  • High level of fear/worry/anxiety that go beyond what is typical for their developmental age
  • Increased negative behaviors
  • Poor hygiene
  • Chronic peer/social issues
  • Vomiting unrelated to illness
  • Difficulty with concentration & attention, problems with short term memory

Bulldog Behaviors

Animate bulldog

At Grant School we have established clear rules for the behaviors we expect.

We call these our Bulldog Behaviors.

All of the rules fall under our big three ideas:

Responsibility, Respect
& Safety

Students are taught how to be Responsible, Respectful and Safe in seven common areas at school. Students learn the voice levels required for each area. Students are also taught “Body Basics,” for paying attention during instruction and “Line Basics,” for waiting and walking in lines. Each year we have a fall Kick-Off of our Bulldog Behavior expectations. At the Kick-Off all students and staff hear the rules, watch videos demonstrating the behaviors we expect at school, as well as engage in hands on activities to reinforce these behaviors.

 

Hallway 

Bathroom

Lunchroom

Recess

Responsibility 


*Line order
*Walk
*Hold on
to objects

 *Go
*Flush
*Wash
*Leave

*Walk
*Be polite
*Stay in line 

*Follow rules
*Line up at bell
*Include all

Respect

 *Voice level 0
*Quiet body

*Voice level 0
*Keep to
yourself


*Voice level 2
*Use manners
*Raise hand
and ask
to leave

 *Voice level 
as
instructed
*Sportsmanship
*Listen to
supervisors

Safety

*Face forward
*Hands/feet
to self

*Leave
 bathroom 
clean
*Report
 problems

*Sit
*Stay seated


*Wait for adult
*Immediately
report injuries
*Follow
equipment rules

 

 iPads

Assemblies 

Arrival

Dismissal

Responsibility

*Stay on task
*Be a problem
 solver
*Keep device
 charged
*Use ONLY 
for academic 
reasons

*Sit with buddy
*Listen and 
look at
presenter


*Arrive between
7:45 - 8:05
*Place backpack
in assigned spot
*Line up
at bell

*Line up 
at bell

​ Respect


*Listen when 
others talk
*Follow lesson
 instructions
*Be aware of
others working
 *Hands to self 
and own device

 *Voice level
as instructed
*Allow presenter to
be heard

*Voice level
as instructed
*Listen to
supervisors

*Voice level
as instructed
*Listen to 
supervisors 

 ​Safety


*Follow internet
and technology
policies
*Walk with two
hands
holding device 

*Sit criss-cross
*Hands in lap ​

*Listen to 
patrollers
*Stay out of 
parking lot

*Listen to
patrollers
*Stay out of
parking lot