• Welcome:

    Welcome to my webpage!  My name is Trent Bashline and I am the school counselor at Perry. During the time we are not in school, I will be posting information that can help address all students' social, emotional, and academic needs. For useful and pertinent parent information, please visit my "Parents" and "Web and Parent Resources" pages.  I continue to add useful information to the "Web and Parent Reosources" page, so be sure to check it out daily.  I have also posted various resources to review with your children at each grade level.  Please check out my "Useful Books" webpage for additional reading sources during the time students are working from home.  


    Contact information for Mr. Bashline during COVID 19:

    Alternate office number: 814-732-0009

    Email address: tbashline@eriesd.org



    If at anytime during the district shutdown you or your child need immediate emotional help and support, please contact crisis services:



    On this page, you will also find an extensive description of services I provide to your children on a day to day basis at Perry Elementary School.  I do not have a specific classroom of students to teach, but rather am responsible for assisting all students in meeting their academic, social, emotional and career needs.   I adhere closely to the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model for school counseling and base my services out of these guidelines.  Because of the numerous student needs, I offer small group interventions, classroom interventions and individual counseling sessions.  I am also responsible for the coordination of many programs at Perry.  These include the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Smart Futures, BEST, and the Tier 2 Behavioral Team. In addition, I serve on numerous committees in the building including Olweus, Great Perry Students (GPS), and the Safety Committee.  

    I am also the liaison between home and school issues.  If your child is struggling academically, emotionally and/or behaviorally, please contact me so we can discuss the appropriate steps to take.


    The following is a list of small group topics I provide to students at Perry Elementary:


    Test Anxiety Management

    General Anxiety Management



    Classroom Lessons:

    This is one of the most important interventions and gives me the opportunity to meet and get to know every student.  I push into every classroom at least one time per month.  My lessons are sequential (they build off of each other from year to year). Here are yoiur child's classroom lessons based on ASCA Standards:


    Identify feelings in appropriate ways

    Responsibility for choices and actions

    Listening and effective communication

    Identifying the adults in the building to help with problems

    Identifying when a social situation requires adult intervention, including the difference between tattling and a responsible concern

    Empathy development


    First Grade:

    Continue to identify how to express feelings appropriately

    Assertive communication through "I messages"

    Continued empathy development

    Identify different ways to solve social problems/conflict resolution

    Learning how to make and keep friends

    Identifying how to work cooperatively with others


    Second Grade:

    Continue with empathy development-Different points of view and respecting people's individual differences

    Continue with conflict resolution

    Identify how perseverance is necessary for academic ad personal success

    Identify that mistakes are essential to learning-Ways to deal with mistakes

    Study Skills at the 2nd grade level


    Third Grade:

    Continue with empathy development-individual and cultural differences

    Decision making using a problem solving model

    Study Skills at the 3rd grade level

    Stress Management

    Career Exploration-Part of Smart Futures


    Fourth Grade:

    Continued communication skill development

    Continued working together cooperatively in a group

    Study Skills at the 4th grade level

    Stress Management and coping with Peer Pressure

    Goal Setting at the 4th grade level

    Career Exploration-Part of Smart Futures


    Fifth Grade:

    Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to be more successful at school

    Goal Setting at the 5th grade level

    Study Skills at the 5th grade level

    Review of conflict resolution strategies

    Career Exploration: Part of Smart Futures



    Individual Counseling:

    If you feel your child needs additional help working through a personal, familial or academic issue, I can provide some brief one on one counseling.   If I believe your child is experiencing an issue that requires in-depth counseling, I will contact you to make outside referrals. 




    Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: This is our school wide program focusing on 4 anti bullying rules: We will not bully others.  We will help those who are bullied.  We will include other students.  If we see someone being bullied we will tell an adult at home and an adult at school.  Teachers are required to teach lessons on anti-bullying topics in their classrooms and consequences are immediate for those students who engage in bullying.  I have eight year's worth of anti-bullying data for our school.  The data indicates that bullying as a whole has decreased during that time and the students feel more comfortable taking bullying issues to staff.   The committee meets once monthly to discuss these issues. 


    Building and Educational Support Team (BEST): This is a committee consisting of myself and several teachers.  We twice per month based on the referrals we get from teachers of those students struggling academically.  It is then the job of the committee to indentify an intervention plan that will be put into place for that student.  I always contact the parents shortly after to discuss the intervention plan.  


    Tier 2 Intervention Team: This team receives referrals from teachers, parents, administrators, and the GPS Team of students who are having difficulty managing their behaviors or need additional mental health referrals beyond school.  The Team meets every Tuesday with parents of referred students having the opportunity to attend the meetings.  Plans and interventions are designed during meetings to best meet the student's needs.  



    GPS: I mentioned I serve on this committee and maintain all the data for the program.


    Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance: At the end of every quarter, we identify all students in grades 1-5 who had straight A's and/or B's on their report card.  We also identify all those students in grades K-5 who had perfect attendance.  All students who qualified for either one, will earn a special certificate, pencil.


    Peer Mediation: Every year, I train students on how to successfully mediate issues between their peers.  When issues arise, these students are then called upon to help those students resolve those issues.  Students in 4th and 5th grade are trained each year.  only students in 4th and 5th grade can be trained as peer mediators.


    Perry Defenders:  Students in 4th and 5th grade are trained by me to stand up for or "defend" other students who they may witness getting bullied.  This program usually involves about 12 students in 4th grade and 12 students in 5th grade. 


    Penn State Mentoring Program: Approximately 12-15 students in 5th grade are identified to work with Penn State and Community mentors every Tuesday.  These mentors will often teach lessons on belonging, empathy and trust.  The program has kicked off this year with great success!