School Counselors are particularly important because they have the ability to allow students to have a “non-graded” relationship with an adult. Unlike teachers, school counselors don’t give grades and they don’t impose discipline like administrators. The school counseling function is all about relationships. As the counselor, I teach guidance lessons related to personal/social, academic and career topics. Many of the lessons are connected to our character education program, Character Under Construction. I also meet with children individually at either the child, teacher, or parent’s request. I work with small groups of students who may be dealing with a life change. (divorce, death, etc…) I welcome your phone calls anytime. I hope you have a great year at MES!

Dr. Ellen Anderson


September  RESPECT  I will show respect for myself and others.
October  RESPONSIBILITY  I will be responsible in what I say and do.
November  PERSEVERANCE  I will show perseverance when I keep on trying.
December  CARING  I will show I am caring with my actions.
January COURAGE I will show courage when I do the right thing.
February CITIZENSHIP I will be a good citizen in my school and community.
March TRUSTWORTHINESS  I will be trustworthy and tell the truth.
April  COOPERATION I will show cooperation as I work with others.
May  FAIRNESS I will be fair in how I treat others.

Upcoming Events

all-day MLK Holiday
MLK Holiday
Jan 21 all-day
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
2:00 pm Frist Student Art Exhibit Opening @ Frist Center
Frist Student Art Exhibit Opening @ Frist Center
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will present a student art gallery from January 26 through February 10, 2019.
6:00 pm Honors Program Info Mtg @ Freedom Intermediate School
Honors Program Info Mtg @ Freedom Intermediate School
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parents of 4th-7th grade students who are interested in learning more about the Franklin Special School District Honors Program are invited to join us for an Honors Program Parent Information meeting on Thursday evening, January… Counseling