The counselors will provide guidance lessons to each classroom periodically throughout the year. With each lesson that is completed, a newsletter will be sent home to parents and families about the topic discussed, as well as information on the topic. Topics can include character lessons, goal setting, problem solving, growth mindset, etc. Additional lessons on issues specific to certain classes (such as grief, big feelings, or bullying) may be scheduled as necessary.
Small Group Counseling
A small group is created to meet the needs of 3 to 10 students who share a similar situation. Common themes for groups are managing emotions, family changes, social skills/friendship, leadership, new school year transitions, etc. Groups usually meet once a week for 30 minutes and generally last 4-6 weeks. Students are recommended for group counseling by school staff, teachers or parents.
We meet one-on-one with students to best meet their needs and to help support them with their social emotional needs. Parents, families and teachers refer students, but students may also request to see a counselor.