Counselor's Corner
Constance Belew Counselor

PH: 662-429-4160

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner

I am here to help students and parents! This is my seventh year as an elementary school counselor, and I love what these little minds teach us each day!

I will be seeing your student once a month as a large group to learn how to build and apply strong character as a student, friend, and citizen. I will be coming to their classroom this year, and we will be taking a trip around the world to learn about good character and different cultures. Each student will have their own passport to journal their character education journey this school year. So far this year we have been to Canada to learn how to not leave anyone out, and to Mexico to learn how to help others. Ask your students what they have learned about the countries Canada and Mexico.

I also see students in small group and for individual sessions. If you would like to request  meeting or a session with me, please call 662-429-4160 or email me at, and I will be glad to talk with you and/or your student. 





What to Get Together: New Students
  • Certified Birth Certificate (original document)
  • 121 Mississippi shot record marked complete for school entry (original document)
  • 2 Proofs of residency that include a lease or mortgage as the primary proof
  • and utility bill, car tag, or government mail for secondary proof  (original documents
  • Parent Identification
  • Online Info snap registration for new student 2017-2018
What to Get Together: Returning Students (attended a DeSoto County School during the 17-18 school year)
  • Get your snap code from your email, by calling us, or coming by our office. 
  • Enter your snap code in our infosnap registration website for returning student 2018-2019 and update your student's information, be sure to click submit!
  • Bring two proofs of residency and your identification by our office, one proof must  be a lease or mortgage document, and the second proof must be a utility bill, car tag, or government mail. All proofs must be dated within 30 days of registration.
How to Become a Hernando Hero

Hernando Elementary School is implementing additional supports for our School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention System. Our school wide positive behavior Motto is: Be a Hernando Hero!


H - Help


E - Encourage


R - Respect


O - Others


Your student may be rewarded with individual and classroom Tiger Paw Prints when they are caught displaying our school’s behavioral expectations. Incentives and rewards will be given weekly and monthly for students and classrooms that earn the most Tiger Paws. We look forward to a fantastic year working with your student and you! Here are some examples of behaviors listed below that earn Tiger Paws:


·         Hold the door for someone

·         Help clean up

·         Play with someone who needs a friend

·         Use nice words

·         Share & take turns

·         Keep hands, feet, and other objects to self

·         Quiet voices in the building

·         Follow School & Bus rules

·         Try your best on your work

·         Use manner words like please, excuse me, and thank you


                                                           If any parents would like to volunteer to help with rewards for the students, please contact me.

Tips on How to Talk About School
  • Let's see what you brought home today. Check out your student's completed work and respond to notes from the teacher.
  • Show me what you have for homework. Have your child explain the assignment to you to check for understanding before they begin homework so that you do not have to do it twice!
  • Describe something you enjoyed at school today, a book, an activity, playing with a friend. You will learn what your child enjoys about school!
  • Tell me what you learned that you would like to know more about. This uses your child's interests for a jumping off point for fun activities to learn and share together.


After school quick questions for the quiet child:

  1. What was the coolest thing that happened to day, and why was it cool?
  2. Pretend you are teacher, What happened at school today?
  3. What made you laugh at school today?
  4. What was the most creative thing you did today?
  5. How were you helpful today?
  6. How were you kind today?
  7. Was anyone kind or helpful to you?

Attendance is the Key!

Start the year out with the expectation that your student will be at school each day unless they are sick or their is a family emergency. Explain attendance to your student and talk about why it is important to be at school each day. When your student is not at school, they are missing out on learning, the reading group, the new math skill, PE class, and playing with their friends. When a student is tardy for school, they often miss their supplemental reading groups and extra tutoring time.

If you have questions regarding registration please call our front office at 662-429-4160.
Registration links are on our main website.

Practice and Prepare for kindergarten this summer with information
and fun activities to do at home from the link listed below:

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up!"Mark Twain