Woodland Middle School
Role of the School Counselor
Do you remember having a "guidance counselor" when you attended school? If so, you may be led to believe that "guidance counselors" and "school counselors" are the same. Over the years, the term "guidance counselor" was used to refer to counselors working in school. However, that term has evolved from guidance counselor to school counselor as the role of the counselor has evolved and changed. Counselors are no longer sitting waiting for a crisis to occur to support students. School counselors help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become productive citizens. School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. The role of the school counselor is one of support, collaboration, leadership, and advocacy. School counselors work diligently in conjunction with parents, students, staff, and administrators to ensure students can achieve. School counselors review data to determine the needs of the students. We address students' needs through classroom lessons, individual and small group counseling and providing resources for community support. For more information regarding the role of school counselors, please read the American School Counselor Association's article on The Role of the School Counselor.
Counseling Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the Woodland Middle School counseling program is to provide equal access to a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program that promotes equity and success for all. We strive to provide a program that provides developmentally appropriate activities, including individual and small-group counseling and school counseling curriculum lessons that will support the academic, career, and social/emotional development of students; as well as maximize students’ potential and inspire all students to strive for academic excellence.
The vision of the school counseling program at Woodland Middle school is that all students possess the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive and contributing members of society. Through participation in our comprehensive school counseling program, our students maximize their potential for academic excellence as life-long learners who are prepared to master their postsecondary goals. Our students demonstrate strength of character and are fully equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes to successfully lead our fast-paced global society.
The Counselors at Woodland Middle School Believe:•Every student is valuable and should be treated with dignity and respect.•All students have a right to a safe and supportive learning environment.•All students can achieve and meet high standards through rigorous and effective instruction, which will result in academic success.•The School Counselors’ primary purpose is to advocate for students.•Student developmental needs are best met by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.•The comprehensive school counseling program must be data driven and goal oriented.•The comprehensive school counseling program is integral to the academic, social/emotional, and career development and progress of each student.
Counselors are also available to meet with parents/guardians by appointment.
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HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students in Henry County have the opportunity to earn high school credit in a number of classes while still attending middle school. Woodland Middle School offers GSE Algebra, High School Physical Science, High School Spanish I, and Comprehensive Visual Art I.