An Elementary School Counselor provides:
School Guidance Curriculum
-A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth
Individual and Small Group Student Planning
-Ongoing activities designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans
-Includes: consultation, individual/small-group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation
-Professional development, collaboration, program management and operation
Elementary School Counselors help students:
-achieve academic goals.
-develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.
-cope with life changes.
-develop problem solving and decision making skills.
-develop emotionally and socially.
-begin to develop career goals.
Elementary School Counselors help school staff:
-understand and meet students' personal, social, emotional, academic, and
Elementary School Counselors help parents:
-understand their child's emotions and behaviors.
-access community resources when needed.
-with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors.
-interpret standardized test scores.
What are some specific things Mrs. Thomas does?
- Classroom Guidance for all grade levels
(see specific guidance themes each month)
Topics include: bullying; goal-setting/problem solving/conflict resolution; healthy relationships/friendship; college and career readiness;digital citizenship/cyber bullying; character education; responsibility; diversity and acceptance' along with any other campus needs
- Work with small groups and individual students for a variety of reasons
-family/life changes and crises
-getting along with others
- Facilitates/Assists with the following programs:
-PALs from AHS support
-Fire Prevention Week
-BE THE ONE Leadership Team
-Red Ribbon Week
-Middle School registration
-ACO support/ACO DAY
-Chick-fil-A Spirit Days
-Referrals to community resources
-needs of low socioeconomic students
-HOPE candidate support
And just a few other things too! :)