The Role of the School Counselor
There are three domains that are emphasized in the guidance curriculum:
Personal and Social, Career Development, and Academic Development.
Lessons are written in order to cover these domains in classroom guidance.
Character Education is taught throughout the school, covering the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Fairness, and Citizenship.
Other curriculum implemented include: Personal Safety, Bullying Prevention, Digital Citizenship, and Career Exploration.
The counseling programs are: Character Kids, Red Ribbon Community Project, Red Ribbon Week, and the Great Kindness Challenge.
The guidance practices are: whole group class counseling lessons, individual counseling, small group counseling, faculty/parent consultations, and outside agency referrals.
Websites for Students:
Study Tips kidshealth.org/en/kids/studying.html
Homework Tips https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/homework.html
Career Exploration knowitall.org/collections/career-explorations (under “Topics”)
Websites for Parents:
Character Education https://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/1777/character-education/parent-resources
Homework Hotline https://aplsws2.apls.state.al.us/homework/
Character Kids/Kindness Kids/Student Leader of the Month
Character Education is part of the Guidance Curriculum. It emphasizes the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Character Kids are students who exhibit the character pillar for the month.
The Kindness Kid program started from a quote that Ms. Whigham has shared many times with our school, "If you can be anything in the world, be kind." Kindness Kids are students who exhibit kindness for the month.
The Student Leaders of the Month are those students who exhibit good behavior, good grades, and leadership qualities for the month.
Character Kids, Kindness Kids, and Student Leaders of the Month are chosen by their teachers each month. These students' names and pictures are shown on the Morning Buzz. They also receive a certificate to recognize their hard work.