• Hello and welcome to the H. E. Bonner Elementary School Counseling page! 

    We are very excited to be a part of all that is happening in Macedonia, SC.

    Your School Counselors are: 
    Brittany Frankel, full time counselor
    Katie Severe, counselor HBE/MMS
    Parents, please take a moment to complete our short survey if you haven't done so already! Just click on the link below!
    School Counseling Program: Professional school counselors are advocates, leaders, collaborators and consultants who create opportunities for equity in access and success in educational opportunities by connecting the guidance program to the mission of HBE.

    The comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program at HBE is an essential component of the total instructional program, which provides all students the opportunity for optimum development.

    The guidance program at HBE includes structured experiences presented systematically through individual, small group and large group activities. The program emphasizes choice making, self-understanding, career exploration and preparation, and the improvement of study skills.

    Individual counseling assists the students to plan, monitor, and manage their own academic achievement as well as their personal and career development.

    Consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals, is one of my duties.

    The Professional School Counselor's Responsibility to Students

    The professional school counselor:  
    a. Has a primary obligation to the student, who is to be treated with respect as a unique individual.

    b. Is concerned with the educational, academic, career, personal and social needs and encourages the maximum development of every student.

    c. Respects the student’s values and beliefs and does not impose the counselor’s personal values.

    d. Is knowledgeable of laws, regulations and policies relating to students and strives to protect and inform students regarding their rights.


    The professional school counselor:

    Keeps information confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the student or others or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed.

    Recognizes his/her primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balances that obligation with an understanding of the legal and inherent rights of parents/guardians to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives.

    Our Character Education Program at Bonner is called, "Terrific Kid."  This is a wonderful program that rewards Character Virtues that the students demonstrate in their classes, such as Honesty, Perseverance, Respect, and Responsibility.  Teachers in grades K4-5 select the student in his/her class that they feel best exemplifies a particular trait.  We have a party at the end of the month with special treats and gifts, sponsored by the Moncks Corner Kiwanis Club.

    Mission Of Berkeley County

    Building upon our rich Lowcountry traditions, we will ignite, in every student, a passion for life-long learning. Through dynamic instruction, creative partnerships and exceptional support, we will foster opportunities for each student to build a legacy of success.  
    Students: you may follow this link to access our student survey! Please take the survey only once. Thank you!