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Mission

The mission is to foster students’ personal and social growth. The program offers guidance and support to promote achievement with academic and life goals. The counseling program is collaborative, working with administrators, teachers, parents, students, staff, and the community, to help meet the needs of all children proactively. This educational counseling program will advocate and empower students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed, as well as, to inspire them to pursue a meaningful, professional career.

 

Vision

All students can succeed with the guidance and support of a comprehensive school counseling program. This school counseling program is developmental in nature and data-driven in order to effectively meet the needs of all student groups. In collaboration with the parents, staff, students, and community, HAE’s School Counseling program will teach, guide, and inspire its students to reach their current and life-long goals.

 

Consultation and Collaboration Services:

·   Meet with parents to help them with their needs, provide information & resources

·   Consult with teachers and staff members

·   Assist in developing PBIS initiatives

·   504 Coordinator

· Member of school-based teams: Student Assistance Program, PBIS, Climate, Communication, & Culture Committee, and the Crisis Team

· Observe students if needed

· Assist in school-wide testing if needed

· Make referrals to outside agencies for help with students & families and work in collaboration with NRVCS

· Support attendance initiatives to encourage attendance

· Coordinate Lunch Buddies Program

 

 

Parent Resources (just a few of many online):

www.parenting-ed.org

www.aacap.org  -

Relevant topics are under the “Facts for Families Guide” and the “Family Resource Center”

www.kidshealth.org

www.childanxiety.net

 

Classroom Guidance Lessons –

Classroom guidance lessons will be taught usually twice

a month. This schedule can change as need be.

 

August

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Intro to SC Role/Community

2. Growth Mindset

 

September

Kindergarten—1. Listening   2. Following the Rules 1st Grade— 1. Listening   2. Following the Rules

2nd Grade—1. School Success Skills  2. Learning Styles

3rd Grade– 1. School Success Skills  2. Learning Styles

4th Grade– 1. Goal-Setting  2. Setting an Academic Goal

5th Grade—1. Goal-Setting  2. Setting an Academic Goal

 

October—Bullying Prevention Month

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Bullying Prevention  2. Conflict Resolution

 

November

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Teamwork  2. Cooperation

 

December

Kindergarten through 2nd grades:

1. Responsibility

3rd through 5th grades:

1. Internet Safety

January

Kindergarten through 2nd grades:

1. Respecting Others

2. Tattling vs. When to Tell at School

3rd through 5th grades:

1. Respecting Others

2. Rumors/Gossip & Building Positive

   Friendships

 

February

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Kindness

2. Empathy

 

March

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Perseverance

2. Calming Strategies

 

April

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Commit to Graduate via MCPS focus

2. Careers

 

May

Kindergarten through 5th grades:

1. Transitioning to the next grade

2. Saying goodbye to this year at HAE