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    Counseling Services


    1. COUNSELING. Occurs at three (3) levels. One is large-group or classroom counseling. At this level the counselor can present a variety of topics such as understanding feelings and emotions, peer pressure, conflict resolution and friendship skills. Presentations offer valuable information to students in a fun and interactive way.  Second is small-group counseling.  These small groups (4-6 students) specialize in specific areas like family transitions, emotional regulation and social skill development.  These groups typically meet 2-3 times per month. Third is individualized counseling.  Here, the student meets with the counselor on a one-on-one basis.  Specific personal goals are developed and monitored by the child and counselor.  
    2. PARENT AND TEACHER RESOURCE. Your school counselor can provide a vast array of helpful resources. Feel free to contact the counselor for information on topics of interest, general school questions, or community/private counseling resources.
    3. COMMUNICATION. Communication between home and school is a vital aspect of your child's academic success.  School counselors can present various ideas to help keep a strong-line of communication in place.
    4. 504 COORDINATOR. Students with a mental or physical disability could qualify for a 504 plan.  This type of plan provides necessary accommodations for the student within the classroom for that he/she can display their fullest academic potential.  For further questions on 504 plans, contact your school counselor.
    5. R.T.I. COMMITTEE COORDINATOR. The R.T.I. is a school-based committee designed to develop additional support for parents, students and teachers. This committee consists of general education teachers, special education teachers, the school counselor, the assistant principal and Child Study Team member. Together the team generates a plan that can improve the overall success of a child within the academic setting.
    6. ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST. Investigates any cases of harassment, intimidation or bullying that may be reported to the building principal.