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Guidance Services

THE ROLE OF THE COUNSELOR

Classroom Guidance- I am in each classroom every other week to teach guidance classes to all students.  The classes cover such topics as Bullying, Study Skills, and Career Development.

Small Groups- I work with small groups of students on a variety of topics.  Groups may include family changes, grief and loss, social skills, friendship, and test taking skills among others.

Individuals- I work with individual students on an as needed basis.  Students can be referred to me by a teacher, a parent, or the student themselves. 

Parents and Staff- I work with parents to help them better understand their child's growth and development and how to help them be successful in school.  I also work with staff to coordinate services for students and serve as a consultant on issues students may be facing.

WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL A COUNSELOR?

  • When your child is having difficulty learning.
  • When family changes interfere with academic progress.
  • When your child needs extra help adjusting to school.
  • When you want to arrange a meeting with several teachers or with both a teacher and a counselor.
  • When you need help interpreting tests and school records and to track school progress.
  • When you want to discover available community resources and agencies for your student or your family.