Counseling

Bullying Prevention Month - October

Every October, we observe National Bullying Prevention Month to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the impact of bullying.  Activities may include:

  • Bullying Prevention poster contest
  • Stop, Walk, Talk classroom guidance: Tell the person to STOP, WALK away, TALK to an adult if it continues. 
  • “Sorry Box” will be available before school. Students may apologize for their past disrespectful behavior without saying their name. Apologies will be typed and featured on a banner. 
  • Parent/Child Bullying Conversation Sheets will be sent home. Talk with your parent, sign, and return bottom of form to office for a chance to win prizes! 

Mission

The mission of the school counseling and guidance program at Prairie View Elementary School is to enhance the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students.  Support may be provided to students in the following ways:

Classroom Guidance Lessons

Classroom guidance lessons are planned educational groups designed to help students understand and deal with normal developmental tasks and issues.  These include:
 

2nd Grade

  • Self Knowledge
  • Decision Making
  • Management
  • Character Development
  • Citizenship
  • Communication 
  • Social Skills
  • Academic Success
  • Bullying Prevention

3rd Grade

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Self Knowledge
  • Management
  • Academic Success
  • Character Development
  • Citizenship
  • Bullying Prevention

4th Grade

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Academic Success
  • Character Development
  • Bullying Prevention

5th Grade

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Safety
  • Communication 
  • Social Skills
  • Academic Success
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Career Development

Small Group Counseling

Some students participate in small group counseling.  Groups allow students to interact with and support their peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations.  The goal of small group is to enhance and develop students' coping skills.   These groups are confidential in nature and offerings may vary year to year, based on student needs.  Counseling groups offered throughout the school year may include:

  • New Students
  • Social Skills
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Anxiety

Individual Counseling

The counselor works one-on-one with a student to help resolve problems and developmental concerns, enhance decision-making skills, and/or build coping skills.  The goal of individual counseling is to remove barriers that may be getting in the way of a student being the best learner that he/she can be.  This counseling is conducted in a confidential setting and is a short-term, solution-focused and limited intervention.

The counselor is unable to provide therapy.  If additional resources are needed, please contact the school counselor to obtain contact information for community counseling agencies.

Career Locker

Fifth grade students have the opportunity to create an ePortfolio that will track their career interests, abilities, and aspirations from their time at PV through high school.  CareerLocker is a website designed to help youth and adults with career awareness, exploration, and planning.  Students will receive their username and password during the career unit.

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About the Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • School Counseling Curriculum-AODA prevention, bullying prevention, career awareness, communication skills, conflict resolution, goal setting, interpersonal skills, individual differences, protective behaviors, self-awareness, self-management, social skills, study and test-taking skills.

  • Individual Student Planning-academic support, goal setting, new student transition/orientation, review of records, test interpretation

  • Responsive Services-behavior support/planning, conflict resolution, crisis counseling, individual and group counseling, referrals/consultation

  • System Support-collaboration teaming, Junior Achievement program coordination, parent and community outreach/education, professional development, student activity planning

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Christine Hamele
Prairie View & Leona Doubek Elementary School Counselor
Email
PV: 262-642-6720 x3227 LD: 262-642-6730 x2251