Services we offer:
School counselors are dedicated to providing opportunities for academic, career, and
personal/social development for all students.
We meet individually with students to address current stressors and situations, teach
social skills, increase self-esteem, learn new ways to cope, manage emotions, and
more. Students may be referred by staff, parents, or they may self-refer. We maintain
confidentiality with our students.
Small group counseling
We provide small group instruction for students who face similar concerns. Small
groups provide a safe and caring environment for students to share emotions and
acquire the skills necessary for learning. Permission is requested before students begin
working in group counseling.
Classroom guidance lessons
We present developmentally appropriate and preventative classroom lessons to
promote social and emotional learning, academic skills, and career development.
We work with administration, staff, parents, and community organizations to ensure the
students’ needs are being met. We consult to explore strategies and interventions that
best serve the student. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is any way we can
support your child here at school.
We support students and their families through providing school and community
resources for additional assistance and information.
In addition, we closely monitor testing and attendance data, provide informational
workshops for parents, work with families to coordinate 504 plans, serve on the school’s
RTI committee, attend professional development events to stay up to date on current
trends and interventions in school counseling, and collaborate with other counselors in
the school district.
When parents are involved and engaged in their child’s education, they are more likely
to succeed. Parental involvement is linked to higher grades, better attendance, and an
overall stronger parent/child relationship. Here are some ways you can help your
student achieve academically:
Children experience a wide range of emotions, as adults do. However, unlike adults,
children may not understand how to regulate the difficult emotions that they face.
Remember these tips as you help your child recognize and express their emotions:
Communicating with Your Child:
Communication is Key!
It’s important to take the time in your day to have conversations with your child. Whether it’s on the way to school, at the dinner table, or as you tuck them in to bed, touching base with your child will help them remember how much you care.
Here are some phrases you may add into your vocabulary to help facilitate these conversations:
Remember that every child is different in how they choose to communicate, and you know your child best.
As adults, we hear “get it together” or “settle down” and we know how to do it. However, just like everything else, kids needs to be taught the skills to help them do that. Coping skills are strategies we can use or activities we can engage in to change our feelings and our thoughts. We can’t always change our situations, but we can do things to help us manage the feelings and thoughts we have about situations.
Why are coping skills important?:
Here are a few tips are helping your child expand their coping skills:
Coping Skills List