Individual Counseling is a one to one meeting between the Counselor and a student during which time they will work together on a problem or interest area. A child may self-refer or parents and teachers may refer a child for individual counseling. Some students are seen on a regular basis, others only once or twice depending on student need. Permission slips are required for continued counseling services and may be obtained from your School Counselor.
Group Counseling consists of small groups of children who share a common problem, interest, or goal. Groups usually consist of three to six children. Meetings are held weekly for a half hour and may continue for approximately six to eight weeks. Examples include friendship groups to help children build social skills; anger management groups to help students learn how to deal with anger; self-esteem groups to help children feel positive about themselves; and grief and loss groups to help children cope with the death of a loved one.
Crisis Counseling will be provided for a student who experiences an emergency or an unusual event in their life such as: the loss of a relative, the loss of a pet, a fire, or a change in the family situation.
Staff members volunteer to spend some time each week with a student who might benefit from developing a supportive relationship with another adult. Mentors give their students, known as mentees, the kind of encouragement and understanding that builds a child's self confidence and independence. Mentoring provides children with other caring adults they can share their news and concerns.
4th grade students are selected to patrol the hallways in search of students showing R.O.A.R. behavior and rewarding this behavior with a R.O.A.R. ticket.
BULLY PREVENTION COMMITTEE
4th and 5th grade students are selected to serve on the Bully Prevention Committee. The Committee teaches lessons at every grade level to promote a safe, caring, positive school environment.
SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM
The School Safety Team is comprised of staff members, parents, students, the school counselor and the principal. This team meets twice a year to discuss any school safety concerns. They also review any HIB incidents that have occurred and look at positive/proactive ways to prevent any acts of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying in our school.