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    Welcome to School Counseling!

     

       At Ball Camp Elementary School the school counseling program is designed to support the development and well-being of our students. Our comprehensive school counseling program focuses on the three areas of: personal/social, academics, and career to help our students build a foundation for lifelong learning to nurture, challenge, and inspire them to reach their full potential!

        The school counselor works with all students, including those who are considered "at risk" and those with special needs. The counselor provides assistance to students through the following four primary interventions.

     

    Classroom Guidance

       Lessons are designed to foster student's academic, career, and personal/social development. Throughout the year, Miss Melinda will meet all classes grades K-5 and Ms. Susan will meet with grades K-2 on a bi-weekly schedule. 

     

    Individual/Small Group Counseling

       The counselor meets with students individually or in small groups as needed to help them resolve or cope constructively with their problem and developmental concerns. Students may visit the counselor for a variety of reasons. Such as: study skills/test-taking skills, decision making, family concerns, fears, illness, self- esteem, social skills/friendship, anger management/behavior.

        Students may access the services of the counselor by: self-referral, teacher-referral, principal-referral, parent-referral. 

     

    Consultation/Coordination

       The school counselor works with parents, teachers, school staff, and outside community resources in order to plan and implement strategies to help students be successful at school. Parents can email or call Miss Melinda or Ms. Susan to talk about their student or set up a meeting

     
     

     

Professional School Counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students.
  • Miss Melinda  
     
     Melinda Watson
    Professional School Counselor
     
    Schedule:
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
     
    Contact information:
    melinda.watson@knoxschools.org
    865-539-7888