• What does a school counselor do?

    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
       -Responsive Services
           -Includes: consultation, individual/small-group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation
       -System Support
           -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
        behavioral needs.
     
    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. Oliver does?
     
    - Classroom Guidance for all grade levels, following are the topics covered:
    1. Bullying
    2. Goal-setting/Problem solving/conflict resolution
    3. Healthy relationships/friendship
    4. College and career readiness
    5. Digital citizenship/cyberbullying
    6. Character education
    7. Responsibility
    8. Diversity/acceptance
    9. Any other topics covered based on student and campus needs
    - Work with small groups and individual students for a variety of reasons
      such as:
         -behavioral concerns
         -attendance concerns
         -academic concerns
         -family/life changes and crises
         -friendship issues
         -grief
         -anxiety
    - Facilitates/Assists with the following programs:
         -Be the One
         -Peer Mediation
         -Character Education
         -Watch D.O.G.S.    
     
        -PALs
         -S.P.A.R.K.S. - Student Council
         -Service Learning
         -Red Ribbon Week
         -6th grade registration