Guidance Classes 2020-21
We will be focusing on three main domains in our monthly guidance classes this year, as in years past. Those domains are academic, personal/social and career skills. We begin with our academic skills by discussing test taking strategies, listening and following directions, learning styles, organization, goal setting and school preparedness. We continue our lessons in the personal/social domain by discussing bulling, conflict management, friendship, feelings, self-esteem, sharing, respect for self and others, decision making, manners and accepting responsibility. We conclude our guidance classes by examining careers. It is important for students to begin to examine what their interests and skills are in elementary school to begin their career path in middle and high
As part of our comprehensive school counseling program here at DCES, I run groups covering a variety of topics here at school. These include:
- Anger Management
- Friendship Skills
- Social Skills
- Family Change (divorce/separation/blended families)
- Listening Skills
- Paying Attention
- Study Skills
This is not an exhaustive list but just a few examples. Please call if you feel your child would benefit from any of these small groups. Our TYEIL program for 4th and 5th grades is also available two Thursdays a month staring in December after school.
Individual counseling is offered to students who have various needs on a daily basis to students attending DCES. Students can self refer, or be referred by teachers, parents or administrators. Please know that these counseling sessions do not constitute mental health counseling but are, in fact, geared towards ensuring the student has a successful academic experience. I do, however, have a list of outside mental health agencies available at any time if necessary. Please do not hesitate to call at any time if I can be of assistance in any way.
I distribute a monthly newsletter with information more specifically to parents with tips for your child in addition to many other items. Tips are included about specific parenting concerns, such as how to get to get your child to be successful in school. Please use these and contact me at anytime if you have any questions or concerns.
This program is for 4th and 5th graders after school from 3:30-4:30. TYIEL (Today’s Youth Empowered to Impact Lives) is a youth based program that creates confident youth who will be better equipped to deal with today’s influences. The most important outcome of TYIEL is that the youth will have a better understanding of how to be effective in their lives. Youth will realize that they are the source of empowerment, thus impacting their lives, and the lives of others.
Peer Patrols help and guide other students. They’re not responsible for the behavior of other students and do not administer punishment of any kind to others. Peer Patrols set good examples of safety procedures at all times. Peer Patrols are selected form among the fourth and fifth grade students.
Counseling Services for virual students will continue by the counselor. Please contact counselor by email firstname.lastname@example.org.