Vaughan Elementary School Counseling Vision:
Our vision is that each student aspires to become a productive citizen and will make a positive contribution to society.
Why Does Our School Have a Counselor?
The counselor is here to help boysand girls feel good about themselves so that they can be happy and dotheir best in school. The counselor wants all boys and girls to enjoylearning and have a wonderful educational experience.
How Will the Counselor Work With Students?
The counselors will also work with parents and teachers to ensure students do their best in school.
How Does a Student Get to See the Counselor?
Students can ask to talk with their counselor
Parents can request a meeting
A teacher or principal can make a request
The counselor can invite students to talk
Individualcounseling is a service offered to kindergarten through fifth gradestudents. Students may be referred for counseling by a parent, ateacher or themselves. Counseling can be ongoing or short-term based onthe problem/situation. Issues that a school counselor might addresswith students:
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Many times, students will request a visit with the counselor regarding a situation at school and we will meet briefly to try to resolve the situation, particularly if there has been a problem on the playground/hallway/lunchroom with another student(s). These types of visits do not require prior permission from a parent, however we encourage students to go home and share with parents and guardians that we spoke and explain why we met.
If the problem situation resulted in some type of consequence, the student will meet with a school administrator. The counselor does not see students for discipline, but rather to assist in conflict resolution so that the student may return to class and have productive work time.
If a student requires on-going counseling, the counselor will contact the parent to discuss the issues.
Serious behavior problems or certain family issues may require more in-depth counseling with a licensed professional counselor at an outside agency.Your school counselor can assist you with more information about resources in the community for counseling.
Small Group Counseling
Making Good Choices
Grief and Loss
Stars and Stripes
School is Cool
Positive Work Habits
Skills for Learning
*Written permission is required for students to participate in small groups.
*Groups that are currently in session are highlighted in yellow.
Programs Supported by your EVS School Counselors
Back to School Night
New Student Orientation
New Student Buddy Program
School Counselors Advisory Council
Red Ribbon Week
Un-Trim a Tree Holiday Program
Shop with a Cop
Food Bag Distribution
Operation Warm Coat (PWC Firefighters)
Safe at Home Safe Alone
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Vaughan on the Lawn