Welcome to School Counseling!
At Cedar Bluff 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 counselors work with all students, including those who are considered "at risk" and those with special needs. The counselors provide assistance to students through the following four primary interventions.
In addtion to Mrs. Melinda Watson we have two additional school counselors: Ms. Catherine Caruso and Mrs. Mary Maw.
Lessons are designed to foster student's academic, career, and personal/social development. Throughout the year, Ms. Cat will visit Kindergarten and1st grade, and Ms. Mary will visit 2nd and 3rd grades. Ms. Melinda will visit 4th and 5th grade classes on a bi-weekly schedule throughout the year.
The counselors meet with students individually or in small groups to help them resolve or cope constructively with their problem and developmental concerns. Students may visit the counselors 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 counselors by: self-referral, teacher-referral, principal-referral, parent-referral.
The school counselors work 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 the counselors to talk about their student or set up a meeting.