• Welcome to the Moore School Counselor's Webpage!   My name is Anne Collins. I have been at Moore School for 26 years and am thankful every day to be a part of this wonderful community. My job provides many opportunities to interact with students and families.  I will be working with all Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade classes weekly during 1st semester as a part of their specials rotation. Second semester changes such that I will be teaching 2nd, 4th and 5th grade classroom as part of the specials rotation.  My classes include topics such as making and keeping friends, decision making, respect, bullying, and career exploration. I expose students to sign language to order to help them be more comfortable with our hearing impaired students. During the 15-16 school year, I will be teaching about compassion. Thanks to CompassionateWinston Salem, we have a Compassionate Corner (Google Buddy Bench) that was installed in August 2014. The Compassionate Corner is a place where CHILDREN can go sit if they are having a bad day, or want someone to play with or talk to during their time outside. Compassion means treating others the way you want to be treated...smiling at someone who looks sad, offering to help someone, celebrating differences in our classmates. The "Corner" is used to help our children learn about and practice kindness.    I conduct small groups for students of all ages as well as see individual students for short term counseling. Referrals for individual and small group counseling can be made by parents, students, or teachers.  Please feel free to call me at 727-2499 or email me at acollins@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.
        I also conduct the screening for the Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at Moore. The screening process for the gifted program begins in the fall of a student's 2nd grade year and continues through the spring. Placement in the gifted program does not occur until 3rd grade.
          Our school gardens are also part of my involvement at Moore. We have 2 raised beds in the back of our school which provide opportunities for students to experience growing food and herbs with their class.Thanks to the efforts of our Garden Committee and Scott Arnold (Landscape Architect) the front beds in our school are in top shape for growing. Mrs. Epperson and some 5th graders from last year planted many vegetables in the small beds in front of the school. We are always in need of help weeding, planting, harvesting, NEW IDEAS, raising $ for our beds, more trees...if you are interested, please contact me.
     
     If I can be of service to you or your family, please let me know. Anne R. Collins, School Counselor;     Office:(336)-727-2499;  Fax: (336) 748-3288 acollins@wsfcs.k12.nc.us