Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
I would like to take this opportunity to help you become familiar with the role of the School Counselor.
At the elementary school, the Counseling Program offers various services to
students, teachers and parents. Below is a description of these services
provided by the Counseling Program at Jack P. Nix Elementary School:
The counselor works with each classroom on a
regular basis to teach various lessons to the students. The lessons taught
focus on building skills to help students successfully get along at school
and in the community. As a result of regular visits to the classrooms, the
students have an opportunity to develop a positive relationship with the
counselor. Topics covered during classroom guidance include but
are not limited to bullying, making friends, too good for drugs curriculum,
safe and unsafe touches, and the state CTAE curriculum.
The counselor is available to talk with
students on an individual basis as needed. This service provides students with
a safe and private environment to talk about any issues that may be affecting
them. If a student is in need of more extensive counseling, the School
Counselor will be happy to refer the family to an outside agency.
Small Group Counseling
The counselor organizes small groups of
students who share common concerns. These groups meet in the counselor’s office
once a week for four to six weeks. Some of the small group topics include but
are not limited to self-concept, motivation, personal hygiene, peer relations,
and family changes. Parents and teachers make the referrals for participation
in these groups. No child will participate in a small group without written
permission from his/her parent or guardian.
The counselor is available to talk with parents or
guardians when students are having academic, behavioral, emotional or social
difficulties. In addition, videos, books and magazines may be checked out from
the media center. These materials provide valuable information regarding
parental issues. The counselor can also refer families to various
agencies to help with specific needs.
I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with your
child this year. If I can be of any assistance to you or your family, please
call me at 865-6935.
JPNES- School Counselor