The following is a brief description of some of the services available to students, parents/guardians and staff from the counselor.
Student Appraisal Services
Data will be collected which characterizes each student as an individual with unique learning styles, skills and interests. This information will be used to assist students, parents and school administrators in group placement and educational decisions.
This service will aid students transferring from one school to another, either within the township or out of district.
A systematic check of all students will be made through report cards and teacher/parent consultation. Communication with the other counselors and the Child Study Team will take place as well.
The counselor will offer consultative services to parents/guardians and teachers regarding the developmental growth of their children, and assistance will be offered to parents/guardians to achieve realistic perceptions of their children in relation to their potentials and interests. Learning styles and temperament can be assessed in consultation with students, staff and parents/guardians.
The counselors and other staff members present programs and groups dealing with various developmental and special issues as needed throughout the year. A library of books and videotapes are kept in the guidance office.
The following is a brief description of some of the services available to students, parents/guardians and staff from the counselor. Program titles and purposes vary with each school.
The counselors meet with each class at the beginning of the school year to introduce themselves and the developmental programs.
The counselors meet with classes to conduct age-appropriate programs. Examples of programs include "New School Adjustments", "Guidance Developmental Lessons" (Grade 6), etc ....
Programs are based on special interest or the needs of a particular class. These programs include topics such as new students, peer tutoring, social skills and summer jobs.
Small Group Programs
Small groups are formed to be a formal program or to meet the needs of students. Groups meet as needed, for a six-week period once per week, usually at lunchtime. Permission may be required.
Informal social visit at lunchtime that is open to all students.
My Changing Family
The counselor runs a group on separation, divorce and/or loss for students as requested by parent/guardian or student.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (7th grade)
Students learn how personal habits can lead to success.
Students new to the school meet informally with the counselor for lunch.
|Advisory Groups (6th grade)|
.Students meet with counselors to learn skills to assist them in their environment.
Students meet with the counselor to learn skills to assist them with connecting to peers.
Students enhance self-esteem through school and/or community activities.
Meeting the ongoing or critical needs of individual students is the primary focus of the counselor. A student may see the counselor by:
Personal Request (verbal, written, “Request to See My Counselor” form)
A Sibling or Friend Request
Ongoing individual counseling occurs:
By Child Study Team Recommendations
With Parental/Guardian Consent and Feedback
In Cooperation with the Teaching Staff
Issues dealt with individually may include: