What is School Counseling?
School counselors are certified educators with a minimum of a master's degree in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the needs of students. The school counseling program is data-driven to address the development of all students. We collaborate with all key stakeholders to benefit students.
We break our school counseling model into sections that include direct student services, indirect student services, program management and school support.
We provide standards-based developmentally approriate counseling curriculum for academic, personal/social, and career development for all students. We assist students to set goals and develop future plans. This is usually completed through guidance lessons that are taught in the classroom. This may also be accomplished through students helping with community service projects, career day, and speakers.
We also provide responsive services via small group and individual counseling to meet students' immediate needs and concerns. All counseling sessions are intended to be short-term. If a student is needing long-term counseling, the parent may want to seek a LPC. Indirect services include referrals to other professionals or community agencies.
We also consult and collaborate with other counselors', administrators, teachers, parents, and community partners in an effort to benefit students.
We are happy to serve our students and families!
Thank you to everyone who helped make career day memorable for our students! Please click the image to view some of the events from our day!
Monthly Character Traits
August-Perseverance-To persist despite opposition or discouragement. Perseverance
helps someone stick with an activity until it is finished. It means not giving up and not quitting.
September-Responsibility-Moral, legal, or mental accountability; reliability. It is based
on obligation; it prompts individuals to be accountable for who they are and what they do.
Responsibility involves being dependable and accountable for your words and actions, doing your
best, and making sure that work is done correctly and on time.
October-Respect To consider worthy of high regard; esteem. This trait centers on the
Golden Rule—treat others the way that you want to be treated. This involves using good manners; practicing nonviolence; taking care of property, people, the environment, and oneself; respecting those who are different.
November-Caring - To sincerely feel interest, consideration, or concern for others.
Rather than giving to others to get something in return, caring people give because it makes others feel good and/or makes their life better. It involves having compassion and putting other people’s needs before your own; doing kind and thoughtful deeds for people in need.
December- Trustworthiness- Worthy of confidence; dependable. A trustworthy person is
honest, reliable, and loyal. This involves telling the truth, keeping promises, being honest,
following through on commitments, and doing what is right even if it is hard to do.
January-Fairness- An elimination of one’s own feelings, prejudices, and desires so as
to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests. Fairness means doing what is right to make
sure others are not treated badly. Sometimes fairness means equal, but fairness does not always
mean the same. This trait values equality, impartiality in making decisions, and willingness to
correct mistakes. It applies to taking turns, sharing, rightful consequences, and not blaming others.
February-Citizenship- Member in a community. Citizens have a moral obligation to do their share to improve on traditions of freedom, democracy, and independence. Citizenship involves making a community, school, neighborhood, and home better by cooperating, respecting authority, obeying rules and laws, voting, and protecting the environment.
March-Self-Discipline-Correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement. Self-discipline is making good choices, having control over your thoughts, feelings, and actions, being patient, taking responsibility for your actions, and practicing good habits.
April-Integrity- Firm adherence to a code moral or ethical values. It implies sincerity and honesty. Integrity means being strong enough to do what you know is right, knowing the difference between right and wrong, and choosing the right thing even when it is difficult.
May-Humility- The quality of being humble. Not being proud or arrogant; being grateful for what one has.
-Spooky to Be Hungry Canned Food Drive for Golden Harvest Food Bank
-Toys 4 Tots New Toy Drive
-We Love Animals! SPCA Food and Supply Drive
-Be a Bunny Drive for United Way Shut-In Elderly Supply Drive
K-Kids - Fifth Grade Program, Sponsored by Palmetto Kiwanis
Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) - Volunteer Program for Fathers and Father Figures
Terrific Kids - Monthly Character Recognition for Grades Two Through Five Sponsored by Aiken Kiwanis
Weekend Backpacks - Sponsored by Golden Harvest Food Bank