School Counselor

SMS Counseling Program Mission Statement:

  • We believe all students should be treated with respect.
  • We believe every student is capable of being successful.
  • We strive to assist students in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career areas based on National and Mississippi School Counseling Models.

 

Parent Information:

  • Check out the Parent Center in the library for books and materials you can get on academic skills and parenting skills! We have a new pdf of "5 Things Every Kid Must Get from DAD" which offers information for daughters and sons. Also, check out www.fathers.com or here for more info!
  • Classroom guidance activities are provided once a month in each homeroom for 6 lessons.   
  • Small groups are offered based on needed topics.
  • Individual counseling is provided as needed with referrals from teachers, parents, or students.
  • Referrals are made to local agencies as needed.
  • Guidance counselors serve as testing coordinators for state tests.
  • Counselors serve as liason between ELL (English Language Learner) students and teachers.
  • Counselors partner with teachers to address classroom management and students' achievement issues.
  • Counselors assist in the development and implementation of three tiered process for behavior and academic interventions as needed.
  • Counselors work with staff and parents to contribute to the atmosphere of a safe, positive learning environment at SMS.

 

Guidance Curriculum:

  • Provides a lesson/activity to each homeroom based on results of a needs assessment.
  • Incorporates one or more the core areas of: academic, personal/social, or career exploration.

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Penny Barnes at 767-3986.

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