Guidance
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Guidance

Northview School Counseling and Guidance

 

SERVICES PROVIDED BY YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR....

 

  • Helping develop positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community.
  • Counseling with students individually and in small groups to understand and appreciate their unique qualities and to grow personally and socially.
  • School-wide Character Education Initiatives.
  •  Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as making healthy decisions, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.
  •  Collaboration with teachers and parents to meet the individualized learning needs of students.
  • Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement.

 

 

Elementary Guidance Philosophy...

 

  • Encourage academic, personal/social, and career development 
  • Provide a systematic array of curriculum, interventions, and services based on student needs.
  • Provide individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance, consultation, coordination, and curriculum development.
  • Attain Baltic Elementary School’s ultimate goal to be a “partnership of students, parents, staff and community members whose mission is to prepare students to be successful in life.”

 

“I have learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  — Maya Angelou

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS BELIEVE....

  • Children have dignity, worth, and value as human beings.
  • Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.
  • Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.
  • Children are capable of making responsible choices.
  • Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes towards learning, self, and society.
  • Children need guidance and support from school, parents, and community as they seek to find their place in society.
  • Schools, parents, and communities that communicate and collaborate provide the most effective support to children.

Northview's school counseling program:

A school counselor is an educator who:

  • Advocates for the student at school.
  •   Provides Individual and Small Group Counseling
  • Works with teachers and parents to provide helpful suggestions and support for children’s needs.
  •  Provides Classroom Guidance for every class.
  •  Helps in identifying academic and social/emotional needs of children.
  • Helps children understand themselves and others.
  • Provides information about community resources that would benefit children.
  • Makes referrals to outsides agencies.
  •  Provides parents with resources and information.

 

 

Guidance curriculum is taught by the school counselor, classroom teachers, and also in coordination with outside agencies such as: NCADA, Junior Achievement, C.A.P.P.S., Learning for Life, Preferred Family Health and the Girl Scouts.

Small group work at Northview takes the form of Conflict Mediation, group meetings, and small groups of students with a specific need to be addressed.

Individual counseling is offered for Crisis situations, specific individual situations, and as needs arise. For on-going or long-term needs - resources and referrals are available from the counselor.

The school counselor also works closely with Special School District staff and classroom teachers to help access and ensure that students with special needs are getting their needs addressed. The school counselor sets up and chairs the STUDENT INTERVENTION TEAM or SIT process. Referrals to the SIT team can be made by either a staff member or a parent. The counselor assists staff members, parents and students work through the process of referral to Special School District as needed.

The school counselor assist with the coordination of district wide, building level testing at Northview. District wide, building testing that your child will be taking includes: Acuity Diagnostic A and B, Acuity Predictive C, and the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP testing).