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Welcome to St. Marys Counseling Services

Junior Tennis Team Captain of the Month

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April 26th @ St. Marys Magnet Academy

More Information to come!

Career Day Volunteer Sign-Up Form

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Stinger Character Word of the Month

August 2017

RESPECT: Showing regard for the worth of someone or something

 

 

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What we are learning in GUIDANCE this month
Kindergarten: Introduction of Guidance
1st-5th grades: Introductions and Reviewing 3 B’s

Reasons to See the School Counselor

  • schoolwork challenges
  • making new friends
  • being teased or bullied
  • to share feelings
  • change or loss
  • friendship problems
  • problem solving
  • good news
  • worried, stressed or sad
  • changing family or transition
  • tools to make good choices
  • parenting tools
  • self-esteem

  How To See the Counselor

  • Put a note in the box by my office
  • Contact classroom teacher
  • Send me an email or phone call

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Small Group Guidance provides a supportive environment for students experiencing commonly shared concerns such as stress, grief, divorce, anger, organization, friendship, etc.  These groups are offered to all students.  Please contact me if you would like your child to participate in a small group.  Small groups give students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another.  Kids can see they are not the only ones feeling a certain way or going through a certain situation.  Small groups are conducted based on the needs of our students.  They typically run 5-6 weeks and the group meets once a week for 20-30 minutes.  Parent permission is needed. 
Classroom Guidance is available to all classrooms, every other week.  Guidance lessons at St. Marys will include lessons on monthly character words, friendships, decision making, problem solving, social skills, general feelings, grief and loss, personal safety, careers, bullying prevention, self-esteem, setting goals, and conflict resolution.

 

Individual support is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students.  I am a resource to help students succeed in school.  Individual support within the school setting is short-term.  If your child tells you he/she met with me, please don’t be alarmed.  Sometimes students self-refer and visit with me once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem.  If students come to my office more than twice, or it is of a serious nature, parents are contacted.  I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days. If a parent prefers that I do not meet with his/her child, individually or in a group, please let me know and I will accommodate the request.