Student Life @ Maryland Elementary
Make a difference Program Mission - The mission of the Bexley City School District school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.

School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, families, professional associations and organizations, universities, and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in the Bexley City School District have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute as responsible, productive, respectful members of society.

Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

Maryland Elementary School Counselor
Erica Hecker
School Counselor, Maryland Elementary School
2754 Maryland Avenue, Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 237-3280, extension 278

Clubs and Organizations 
  • Student Council
    • Student Council gives children experience in the functioning of democracy, for discussion and action upon school related topics, to sponsor projects, enabling them to view themselves as an integral working part of a larger community (city, county, state, country, the world) and to make positive suggestions for the school program. Student Council conducts regular meetings and events throughout the year.
  • Running Club
    • Adviser: Josh Price, physical education specialist
  • Photo Club
  • Elementary YouTheatre - Director: Rebecca Rhinehart
    • This Bexley City Schools theatre program caters to students in grades 1 through 5. Each year, the program produces drama workshops and a play. The workshops for grades 1 - 3 are intended to improve basic acting and social skills, foster creativity and creative learning, and help develop literacy. Trained high school students, "staffers", work with the elementary students, by playing theatre games, writing short skits, creating plays, and enacting real theatre works. Students in grades 4 and 5 are involved in an annual production. One workshop date is designated for learning about aspects of technical theatre. The overall goal is to teach theatre basics in a fun, learning environment. 
File Resources
The Role of the School Counselor
Small Group Counseling at Maryland
How to choose a Counselor for Your Child
Get to know your School Counselor!
Welcome to Mrs. Hecker's school counseling resource site.  As always, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. 
Parent Resources
Parent Resource Center  
The Parents Resource Center provides advice and stories from parents and professionals about drug prevention, intervention and raising healthy teens  

Hands On Central Ohio  
HandsOn Central Ohio helps Central Ohio residents connect to critical community resources available in Franklin County, whatever the need may be.  

American School Counselor Association  
Resources for parents  

Know! is a partnership empowering parents to raise their children to be substance-free. With monthly tips and the latest research, Know! reaches parents of children ages 11-13.  

Search Institute-Parent Further 
Parenting resources using the 40 developmental assets  
Stop Bullying Now  
Resources about bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention  

Information about attention deficit disorder  

Committee For Children  
Teaches Pre/K–middle school students social and emotional skills to help them succeed in school and in life.  
Student Resources  

Kids Against Bullying  
A creative, innovative, and educational site designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities, and be inspired to take action.  

Stop Bullying Now  
You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you’ll find games and cartoon Webisodes that help you Take a Stand.  

Out On a Limb 
Guide to getting along, conflict management