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Keri Givens-Counselor

The Board designates the following individual to act as the district's liaison for homeless students (homeless liaison):


24400 State Highway 39 Shell Knob, MO 65747

Phone: 417-858-6743/Fax: 417-858-2202

The homeless liaison shall designate and train another district employee to serve as the homeless liaison in the absence of the homeless liaison. Cheryl Kosmatka - Homeless State Coordinator 573-522-8763 or 573-751-3468 [email protected] Parent information https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eVTIz1YzBaBF57R3Ke4UOpnmLprkyfHz/view?ts=5d27eb2d

The district designates the following individual as the liaison for foster care students:


24400 State Hwy 39 Shell Knob, MO 65747

Phone: (417) 858-6743 / Fax: (417) 858-3921

[email protected]

The liaison will provide assistance regarding all aspects of the enrollment, placement, transfer and withdrawal of children in foster care and serve as the point of contact for DESE and the CD. The liaison will also work with DESE and the CD to implement the district's complaint resolution process.

Counseling services are made available to all students at Shell Knob School unless otherwise requested by guardian(s). Students can expect the following for confidentiality:

Numbers to Call for Help Outside of School Hours

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency law enforcement needs:
Barry County 24 Hour Line: 417-847-3121
Stone County 24 Hour Line: 417-339-9117
Missouri state Highway Patrol: 427-895-6868
Child welfare or safety concerns:
Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
Mental health concerns (including but not limited to suicidality, self harm,
substance abuse):
Clark Center 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-801-4405

Counseling Lesson Topics
Include but are not limited to:
Academic Development
Personal and Social Development
Career Development
Leader in Me 7 Habits

Mindfulness Resources
What is it?
a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's
feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness Resources for Kids:
Breathing Techniques kids can do on their own

Cosmic Kids
Go Noodle
Mindfulness for Teens
Coping Skills for Kids (deep breathing exercises)
Free Guided Relaxation Scripts for kids