• Why Does Our School Have School Counselors?

    The counselors are here to help students feel good about themselves, so that they can do their best in school. The counselors want all students to enjoy learning, feel safe while at school, and have a wonderful educational experience. 

    How Will the Counselors Work With Students?

    • Individual Sessions

    • Small Group Sessions

    • Classroom Guidance Lessons

    • The counselors will also work with caregivers, teachers, and staff to ensure students do their best in school.

    Individual Counseling

    Individual counseling is a service offered to kindergarten through fifth grade students.  Students may be referred for counseling by a caregiver, a teacher, or themselves.  Counseling can be ongoing or short-term based on the issue or situation.

    Issues that a school counselor might address with students:

    • peer relations

    • school performance

    • anxiety

    • family change

    • grief

    • self-esteem issues

    • anger management

    • conflict resolution

    • new students

    • middle school transition

    Many times, students will request a visit with the counselors regarding a situation at school. We will meet briefly to try to resolve the situation, particularly if there has been a problem on the playground/hallway/lunchroom with another student(s). These types of visits do not require prior permission from a parent, however I encourage students to go home and share with parents and guardians that we spoke and explain why we met.

    If the problem situation resulted in some type of consequence, the student will meet with a school administrator.  The counselors do not see students for discipline, but rather to assist in conflict resolution so that the student may return to class and have productive work time.

    If a student requires ongoing counseling, the school counselors will contact the caregiver(s) to discuss the issues. 

    Serious behavior problems or certain family issues may require more in-depth interventions, either with an individual practitioner or agency. Your school counselors can assist you with more information about resources in the community for counseling. 


    Small Group Counseling

    (Written permission is required for students to participate in small group counseling)

    • School Success Skills

    • Making Good Choices

    • Goal Setting

    • Family Changes

    • Grief and Loss

    • Positive Behavior

    • Expressing Feelings

    • Lunch Bunch

    • Academic Success