Elementary Guidance and Counseling:
- is for all students.
- is part of the total school program.
- is designed to facilitate the development of the whole child.
- promotes self-understanding and self-acceptance in students.
- promotes positive attitudes toward self, family, and community.
- teaches decision-making skills, communication skills, and coping skills.
The counselor will:
- conduct classes to help students understand self and others
- work with small groups
- talk with students about things that might be bothering them
- meet with new students to help them adjust to our school
- provide appraisal services which may include testing, observation, and screening
- explain test scores to parents and students
- talk with parents and teachers
Students may see the counselor when:
- they have good news to share
- they have trouble with friends
- they have trouble with schoolwork
- they have trouble with family
- they need to talk with someone about something they are afraid to tell others
Teachers or parents may ask the counselor to see a student.
Students may ask their teacher for permission to see the counselor.