The School Counselor - Mrs. Gonzalez assists students with a multitude of issues including:
Classroom concerns & academic motivation
Peer and friendship concerns
Dealing with conflict & crisis
External issues which affect school performance
Communication among parents, teachers and school personnel are essential to a successful educational program. The school communicates student progress through several means:
Progress report grades
Teacher/Administrator/Counselor calls home
Weekly progress reports
SST (Student Success Team) & IEP meetings
Classroom Guidance Activities
From time to time, the counselor facilitates in student development by providing guidance activities during the homeroom period that promote school success. Activities may include guidance in character development, goal setting for transition to high school, skills for learning and career/college exploration.
Mrs. Gonzalez also provides support for those students with academic challenges in one or more classes. Support is given through one-on-one counseling as well as classroom guidance activities. Consultation with general education teachers, resource staff and parents is provided as well as support in SST/IEP meetings.
The School Psychologist – Mr. Duranso serves individual students and groups of students through advocacy, assessment, DIS counseling, program development and direct intervention. Support and consultation are provided in IEP and SST meetings.
Transition Activities Supported Through the Counseling Department
5th Grade Orientation (May)
High School Counseling Appointments (April)
Incoming Freshman Student & Parent Assembly (April)