Peters
Township
School District
626 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.5020
Fax: 724.941.2769
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Welcome to the McMurray Elementary Counseling Department!
McMurray Counseling Office Staff: Mrs Recker, Mrs. Blasch and Mrs. Gruehn

About the Elementary Counseling Department at Peters Township

The Peters Township School District provides school counselors at all levels. Elementary school counselors address the academic, social and emotional needs of students and their families. The Elementary School Counseling Curriculum addresses personal, social and early career development through classroom lessons. Counselors assist students’ development of interpersonal skills through individual and small group counseling. Students may be referred to counselors by parents, teachers or through self-referral.

Contact Us

Grades 4 and 5A:

Mrs. Brenda Gruhn
724-941-5020 (x3009)
Email: gruhnb@pt-sd.org

Grades 6 and 5B:

Mrs. Jamie Recker
724-941-5020 (x3007)
Email: reckerj@pt-sd.org

Visit Core Body of Knowledge

School Counseling Curriculum

School counselors teach several classroom lessons which enhance students’ personal and social development. Lesson topics may include:

  • Setting and achieving personal goals
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Career Development
  • Middle School transition

The counselors also organize our school-wide events including the annual Career Day, Red Ribbon Week and Anti-Bullying Week.

Bullying

Bullying is inappropriate behavior and will not be tolerated at McMurray Elementary School.  Students who bully others will be disciplined.  Bullying behaviors fall into five categories:  physical, social, verbal, intimidation, and cyber-bullying.  If you would like to report a bullying incident, please contact Mrs. Gruhn (gruhnb@pt-sd.org) or Mrs. Recker (reckerj@pt-sd.org).  

Responsive Services for Students

School Counselors provide the following services:

  • Individual and small group counseling for all students with an identified need
  • Consultation with parents, teachers and ads
  • Participation with Individual Education Plan teams
  • Facilitating grade level transitions
  • Providing information about counseling related topics to parents and staff
  • Liaison with mental health resources in the community
  • Member of Elementary Student Assistance Program
  • Presentations to PTA
  • Coordinate PSSA and standardized testing

Student Registration Information

Click here for information regarding registering your student for the upcoming school year.

A Look Ahead: Upcoming School Counseling Events!
Character Counts Week/ HERO Kickoff:  September 18-22
Red Ribbon Week:  October 23-27
Children's Grief Awareness Day:  November 17
Peters
Township
School District
McMurray Elementary
626 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.5020
Fax: 724.941.2769
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