Mrs. Di Visconti -
Johnstown Elementary Counselor
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Role of the School Counselor
School counselors help all students in the areas
of personal/social development, academic
achievement, and career development. School
counselors differ from mental health counselors.
If you would like a list of local mental health
providers, please visit the ‘Human Services
Directory’ listed below in the ‘Helpful Links’
Mrs. Di Visconti works at Glebe Street and
Pleasant Avenue schools. She helps students both
on an individual basis and primarily in groups.
She also visits classrooms throughout the school
Mrs. Di Visconti’s Schedule:
Monday- Glebe St.
Tuesday- Glebe St.
Wednesday - Pleasant Ave.
Thursday- Pleasant Ave.
Friday- Pleasant Ave.
Mrs. Di Visconti will be visiting classrooms
throughout the school year and helping students
learn about specific topics that will enhance
their personal growth.
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#1 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
#2 I ALWAYS ASK FIRST
#3 TRICKY PEOPLE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THEY LOOK
LIKE OR HOW WELL YOU KNOW THEM, IT’S WHAT THEY ASK
YOU TO DO THAT MATTERS
#4 I ALWAYS HAVE A BUDDY
#5 TAKE 3 STEPS BACK AND RUN LIKE THE WIND
#6 I KNOW THE YELLO DYNO YELL
#7 I TRUST MY FEELINGS
#8 I CAN SAY NO!
#9 I DON”T KEEP SECRETS THAT MAKE ME FEEL UNSAFE
#10 I KNOW MY BODY’S MINE!
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Mrs. Di Visconti is visiting Kindergarten
classrooms weekly and using the Second Step
Program with students. Students are learning
about: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion
Management and Problem Solving.
What is “Banana Splits?”
“Banana Splits” is a peer support group for
students who are facing issues of separation or
When is it?
“Banana Splits” will take place either before
school at 8:40 a.m. Students in
each grade level, whose families are separated or
divorced, will have the opportunity to participate
throughout the school year.
What do we do?
We try to help each other by talking and sharing
our feelings. If we don’t have much to talk about,
we play games and work on projects that build our
confidence and encourage skills such as
communication and teamwork. “Banana Splits”
encourages children to see that they are not
alone, explore how to help themselves feel better,
and increase communication at home.
Do many kids join?
every school building, there are “Banana Splits”
members from each class in Kindergarten through
How do you join?
Permission slips will be sent home before the
group is scheduled to begin. Simply fill it out
and return it to school.
Thoughts Worth Sharing:
Hold on to your dreams
Plan to succeed
Proceed with confidence
Invest in the right attitude
Never stop believing
Enjoy the detours
Save time for little things
Share a smile every day :-)
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