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Kathie KetchamHello Marblehead Families! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I hope you had a wonderful and restful summer. I'm looking forward to a great year with you. As your  school counselor, I'm here to work with ALL students and am here to assist you and your child in any way I can. This is my 8th year in  school counseling and my 5th year here at Marblehead. As I have in the past, I'll be going into all classrooms and teaching Second Step lessons. These lessons occur weekly in TK-2 classrooms and monthly in 3rd-5th classrooms. More information can be found on my main page. I'll also be delivering other guidance lesson topics as needed. I'll be running small intervention groups based on various topics as well as providing individual counseling and outside community referrals as needed. I plan to bring another career day along with college and career activities for all students. Olive Crest will be providing our parenting workshops this year. Please contact me with any questions you may have, or stop by! Let's have a great year!


Contact Info

Kathie Ketcham, School Counselor

Work: (949) 234-5339


Days: 1st/3rd/5th M, W, Th.

Hours: 7:00 am - 2:30 pm

Say Something Campaign

CUSD Elementary School Counseling Program

Belief Statement

I believe in:

  • Equal educational access for all students, that respects the different learning styles of individuals.
  • The importance of our students' successful development in all three areas: academic, career and personal/social.
  • Accountability within the school counseling program and within our school that we are working to support and meet our goals for student achievement.
  • A safe environment that fosters respect and understanding.

Vision Statement
The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Mission Statement
The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

​​​​​​​Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program

"The elementary years bring exciting new challenges and opportunities. It’s the prime time to nurture social and emotional awareness and skills for learning. The research-based Second Step program includes everything needed to make it easy for teachers to integrate social-emotional learning into their classrooms, which decreases problem behaviors and increases whole-school success by promoting self-regulation, safety, and support."

Second Step Curriculum
Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum 

Second Step is taught weekly in TK-2nd-grade classrooms and monthly in 3rd-5th-grade classrooms.

  • Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
  • 1st Grade: SSPI FAMI LY71
  • 2nd Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72
  • 3rd Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73
  • 4th Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74
  • 5th Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75


Second Step Anti Bullying Curriculum

Classroom Lessons
Parent Activation Codes

  • TK/Kinder: BPUK FAMI LY00
  • 1st: BPU1 FAMI LY01
  • 2nd: BPU2 FAMI LY02
  • 3rd: BPU3 FAMI LY03
  • 4th: BPU4 FAMI LY04
  • 5th: BPU5 FAMI LY05

PBS Parents: Online Games
K–3rd Grade
Games and printable activities using popular PBS characters

K–5th Grade
Games and apps to build reading, writing and math skills

The Games Classroom
K–6th Grade
Games, lessons, videos, and worksheets complied from several sites along with a parent newsletter

K–8th Grade
Books and comics focusing on math and reading improvement with interactive games

Light up your Brain
K–8th Grade
Audio stories, brainteaser games, interactive problem solving, fine motor skills and more

K–8th Grade
Free games, brainteasers, links for most academic subjects, create interactive quizzes, jokes and downloads

Fact Monster
K–8th Grade
Reference materials, facts, and trivia quizzes along with homework help
2nd–6th Grade
Learn multiplication tables and other math facts

Scholastic The Stacks: Games
2nd–7th Grade
Fun puzzles games and quizzes; the highlight is a creative writing game with prompts

Tut Pup- Math Facts Practice

Spelling City
Practice and study spelling words

What is Dyslexia - parent handout.pdf (PDF)
Parent information

Exceptions to Confidentiality

Exceptions to Confidentiality

Suicide Prevention Lifeline