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Counseling Department

 Welcome to Pioneer Elementary Counseling Page!

Hello!!! I would like to introduce myself; I am Gus Winter, Pioneer Elementary School Counselor. I have been working in this position at Pioneer since January of 2018. In Prior years, I worked as a Police Officer, School Resource Officer (K-12), and Mental Health counselor.
At Pioneer, I provide support to students, parents, and staff. This support may include: school counseling classroom lessons (All Social Emotional Learning (SEL) topics such as: Anti-bullying, Conflict Resolution, self-regulation, Character traits, and Empathy just to name a few.), short-term counseling to students, referrals for long-term support to appropriate internal and external agencies, collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success, advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings, and 504 plan meetings.
It is our passion at Pioneer Elementary to support our students and parents in building the foundation for their future academic, career and social / emotional development.
Counselor Gus Winter


School Counselor Contact Information
Gus E. Winter M Ed. 
Phone:  509-787-1595 (EXT# 3438)                                                  
** This page is a work in progress!!!!  So, please continue to check back and explore the information **




Virtual Activities Link:



Character Trait Lessons from Spring 2020 On-Line Learning:


SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Resources

Sanford-Harmony Website Login  


QSD Character Trait of the Month Lessons and Information: 

September: KINDNESS                                         
Sesame Street: "Try a Little Kindness" song                          
Relationship/Friendship Building Lessons and Information:

Zones of Regulation Lessons and Information:                           


Mindfulness Lessons and Information:                                                        


Self Regulation / Emotions / How the Brain works / Behavior Information: 


Virtual/Online Classroom Rules/Etiquette Information: 


Bonus Video: 



Local Mental Health Resources

  • Grant County Mental Healthcare
    • 203 Central Ave. S
    • Quincy, WA 98848
    • Quincy Office: 509.787.4466
    • Moses Lake Office: 509.765.9239
    • Crisis Line: 509.765.1717 or 1.877.467.4303
  • Quincy Community Health Center
    • 1450 1st Ave. SW
    • Quincy, WA 98848
    • 509.787.6423
  • Grant Count PARC (Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Use)
    • 840 E Plum ST
    • Moses Lake, WA 98837
    • 509.765.5402
  • Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
    • 327 Okanogan Ave.
    • Wenatchee, WA 98801
    • 509.662.9673
  • Good Grief Center
    • 1610 5th St.
    • Wenatchee, WA 98801
    • 509.662.6069