Guidance

 

Welcome To the Guidance Department!

School Counselors:

Natalie Ferrera

Jewl-Lee Lessem (Tuesdays and Wednesdays with alternating Mondays)

Our Mission:

Our mission is to work with students, parents, and staff to support academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. We implement a comprehensive guidance and counseling program through the delivery of guidance curriculum, group counseling, individual counseling, and responsive services.

 Small Groups

We conduct a range of small groups throughout the year.  Each group is approximately 5-6 weeks for 30 minutes each week.  Some small groups include: Changing Families, Social Skills, New Student Orientation, Conflict Resolution, and Friendships.

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Individual Counseling

We provide individual counseling on an as needed basis.

Guidance Lessons

Mrs. Ferrera-Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th Grade

Mrs. Lessem- 3rd and 5th Grade 

  • Bullying
  • Tattling Vs. Reporting
  • Honesty
  • Internet Safety
  • Healthy Choices
  • Diversity
  • Perseverance
  • Friendship
  • Kindness
  • Safety

 Testing Tips:

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Helpful Links:

Helping Kids Handle Worry
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/worrying.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle
Helping Kids Cope With Stress
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/stress_coping.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle
Anxiety, Fears and Phobias
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/anxiety.html#%20
Bullying                                                                                                                                http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/definition/index.html
Career Exploration For Students                                                                                                                                        (These websites were utilized during a guidance lesson with 5th graders)

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/questions/choose_lang.cfm

http://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htm