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Creekview Intermediate
2000 Creekview Drive
Marysville, OH 43040
Principal: Tim Kannally
Phone: 937-578-6600
Fax: 937-578-6613
Absence Line: 937-578-6615
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School Counselors at Creekview Intermediate School

Creekview Intermediate School Guidance Counselors will be “looping” with your child. Looping means that the 5th grade school counselor follows their fifth graders to sixth grade and becomes their 6th grade counselor the next year.

Mrs. Balch and Mrs. Dillahunt are the School Counselors at Creekview Intermediate School.  We are looking forward to meeting all of our new students and welcoming back all of our 6th grade students!
If you need to speak with your child's school counselor, please contact the Creekview Office at 937-578-6600 or email Mrs. Balch at [email protected] or email Mrs. Dillahunt at [email protected].  

Back to School Tips!

Is your student struggling getting back into the school routine? Here are some tips to help dust off those cobwebs!

  • Establish a spot at home that is designated as a homework space – make sure the area is well lit and comfortable.
  • Get back on a schedule early (if you haven’t already). Establish a routine that works best for you and your family and stick with it.
  • Encourage your child to use their academic planner to help them keep track of assignments, tests/quizzes, projects, etc. Have them show you their planner each night to discuss what’s going on at school.
  • Have students share with you their homework assignments – even if they don’t need help, it’s a great way to have discussions about school and for your student to be proud of the work they are doing!

A Bad Start?

What if you hate school by the end of day one? Teachers recommend giving things some time to sort themselves out – once you know your way around the building and get adjusted to the new routine, you’ll probably feel better. If those feelings don’t feed, talk to your mom, dad, teacher, or school counselor.

Here are a few final tips for a fantastic school year:
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Try your best.
  • Use good work habits, like writing down your homework assignments and turning in your homework on time.
  • Take your time with school work.  If you don't understand something, ask the teacher.
  • Keep a sense of humor.

Conversations About School

       When you think of parent involvement, do you picture moms and dads volunteering in classrooms?  That's one way to help - but research shows that supporting your child's education at home is even more important.  Here are conversation starts that will help you stay involved.
"Let's see what you brought home."
      Look at completed work to find out what your youngster is learning and how well she's doing.  You could comment on her math work or social studies project, for instance.  ("You know a lot about our state's history!)  Also, respond to notes from her teacher, and sign her weekly folder or daily planner if required.
"Show me what you have for homework."
      It's your child's job to do her homework, but you play a role, too.  Make sure she knows what she's supposed to do by having her explain the assignments to you.  After she finishes her homework, glance over the work to see that it's complete.
"Describe a book you enjoyed a today."
      This gives you an idea of what your youngster prefers to read.  Then, build a daily reading habit by asking what she'd like to read tonight.  Encourage her reading and listening skills by reading aloud to her and letting her read to you.
"Tell me what you learned that you'd like to know more about."
      Use her interests as jumping-off points for activities to share.  If she likes geometry, you might hunt for shapes together.  If she's fascinated by how animals adapt to winter, take her to the library to resarch the subject or to the zoo to see live animals. 
After-School questions 
Asking "How was school today?" might not get you far.  Instead, ask questions like these for a better picture of your youngster's day:
  • "What's the coolest thing that happened?  What wasn't so cool?"
  • "Pretend you're the teacher.  How would you describe the day?"
  • "What made you laugh?"
  • "What was the most creative thing you did?"
  • "How were you kind or helpful today?  Was anyone kind or helpful to you?"

Community Resources

1. Blessings in a Backpack Program - If your child is enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program, they are eligible for the Blessings in a Backpack program.  Your child would receive a bag of non-perishable food every week during the school year in a discreet and caring manner to bring home.  There is no cost associated to this program.  If you wish for your child to participate in the program, please  contact the Creekview Office. 

2. Creekview School Navigator - Mackenzie Marquis.  Contact your School Counselor if you are interested in being referred to the School Navigator.
  1. Mackenzie is our on-site social worker who can assist students and families with any mental health/behavioral concerns.
  2. Mackenzie can complete a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment to allow for identification of Level of Care need with parent consent.
  3. Mackenzie can provide crisis support to students having a behavioral health crisis who do not need medical attention.
  4. Mackenzie can link families to community resources for needs that have been identified, support the youth and family in implementing interventions they may have learning in therapy sessions, visit the youth and family in natural environments (home, community, school) to offer support in implementation of plans and interventions.
3. Creekview will be collaborating with Nationwide Children's Hospital and other local mental health agencies to bring the Signs of Suicide program to our school.  Join Nationwide Children's for a virtual presentation of education and discussion about the warning signs of depression and suicide, risk factors that can affect teens, and what steps you can take if you have a concern about your child's emotional needs.  Click here for more info: SOS Caregiver Night Flyer.pdf

4. Do you want to make sure you are getting communications from our school?  Click here for more info: School Messenger.pdf

5. Do you have a child and you have mental health questions?  Are you stuck and don't know where to go for help?  Call 833-MOSAICU for assistance.  Mosaic Project

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If you or someone you love is in crisis, walk-in hours are available at Maryhaven during regular business hours.  

Maryhaven at the Mills Center
715 S. Plum Street
Marysville, OH 43040
Monday-Friday 8:00am-Midnight
Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm-Midnight

If there is a crisis situation after Maryhaven business hours, go to the Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital.

Mental Health Support for children.
toll free youth services info line 833-MOSAICU

Mobile Response & Stabilization Services (MRSS) - MOSAIC PROJECT
MRSS team provides assistance to families and youth up to age 21 who are experiencing difficulties or distress and need immediate assistance within 60 minutes. The MRSS Team includes a Parent Peer Support Provider and a Licensed Therapist who can respond to any distressing situation where the family feels they need help. Situations could include emotional or escalated behaviors, mental health challenges, substance use concerns, grief and loss, trauma, suicidal thoughts, transitions, truancy, parent/child conflict, and more.

School Counselor Information

Back to School Tips!

A Bad Start?

Conversations about School

Community Resources

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