School Counselor





©     Captain John Smith School Counseling Department

Mission:

The mission of the School Counseling program is to establish meaningful relationships with all stakeholders at Captain John Smith in order to create an environment that thrives on the success of students academically, socially, and personally.

Vision:

Character is taught, learned, and comes from within. It is the forefront to life while striving for excellence and meeting expectations.

I Believe:

Children learn best when they are in a nurturing environment and they feel good about themselves.




©     Smith’s Counseling Provides


Counseling

©     Individual Sessions

©     Small group activities

©     Classroom Guidance

Curriculum

©     For all students in classroom settings

©     Homework and Classroom help

©     Character building

Consultation

©     Parents

©     Students

©     Teachers

©     School Nurse

©     Administrators

©     School Psychologist

©     Social Workers

©     Family Engagement Specialist

©     Testing Offices

©     Medical/Mental Health Professionals

©     Community Service Workers

©     Agencies

Coordination

©     Meetings between school and home

©     School-Wide Programs

©     Student Intervention Team (SIT)

©     HCS GIFTED SLA

©     Testing Coordinator (CSA, SOL, CogAT, & NNAT)

©     504 Case Manager


Collaboration

©     (See Consultation)

©     Between parents and outside agencies in securing referral and follow-up services for

children

©     Between parents and students (if possible)

©     SLT member

Daily Groups Include, but are not limited to:

©     Social Skills

©     Anger Management

©     Conflict Resolution

©     GRIEF








                                                    









Character Education/Life skills: Six Pillars of Character

©     Caring

©     Trustworthiness

©     Respect

©     Responsibility

©     Fairness

©     Citizenship

Referral Sources:

Hampton Newport News Community Services Board (CSB)

http://www.hnncsb.org/

Center For Child & Family Services

http://www.kidsandfamilies.com/

Report Child Abuse or Neglect:

Child Protective Services (CPS)

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/about/abuse.html

©     Important Reminders & Dates:

-SIT Meetings are held on every Tuesday of the week.


©     CogAT is a Gifted Measure for 2nd Grade Students

October 3 – 6

©     Critical Skills are administered every nine weeks in math, reading, science, and social studies:

1st 9 Weeks   Oct 28 – Nov 7

2nd 9 Weeks Jan 18 – 26

3rd 9 Weeks Mar 23 – 31

4th 9 Weeks June 1 – June 6

©     Standards of Learning (SOL) Spring 2017 Non-Writing

May 16 – May 30                          

Grades 3 – 8 Elementary and Middle School

May 31- June 6

Expedited Retakes


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