The Counselor’s Role
As part of a comprehensive school counseling program, the counselors will offer the following:
Individual Counseling: We are available to any student as requested by a parent, a student, or a teacher. If there is something occurring at home or at school that may impact your child’s learning, please let us know. We are here to help! Students are encouraged to consult with their grade level counselor if they need help with a problem or just want to talk about something that is bothering them.
Core Curriculum classroom lessons: We visit each classroom monthly to discuss issues related to personal, social and educational success. Lessons are focused on state mandated curriculum and a variety of grade appropriate subjects such as character education, test taking skills, personal development, communication, friendship skills, etc.
Group Counseling: Students will have an opportunity to participate in small group sessions for varying issues based on our personal insight, teacher and parent referrals. Parents will have to sign a permission letter before students are allowed to participate and are enrolled into the group. Some of the groups that may be offered include: Coping Skills, Family Changes, Managing Emotions, Parent Deployment, Conflict Resolution, Grief and Loss, etc.
Schoolwide Events: There will be many fun and exciting events throughout the school year designed to foster a community of learning and caring, as well as awareness about issues that may be occurring in the community or the school. Some of these events are: Red Ribbon Week, Career Days, Kindness Week, etc.