Name: Vicki Washington
Office Hours: M-F 7:30-4:00
7:30-8:00 and 3:30-4:00
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2020-2021 VIRTUAL COUNSELING SERVICE
Dear Intermediate Families,
My name is Mrs. Washington and this is my eighth year as your School Counselor! Our comprehensive school counseling programs is committed to providing our students with social-emotional support and counseling services throughout the school year and during this time of virtual learning. These services will be provided remotely in the following manner:
- HSIS Counselor's Nest Webpage for resources and ways to connect with your school counselor.
- Google Hangout Meet for remote video conferencing and counseling.
- Schoology a new and upcoming virtual learning platform for groups and individual counseling service. Coming soon!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual and group counseling services will be provided via phone call and/or Google Hangout Meet (video conferencing).
Parents, students, and teachers/staff can refer a student for routine concerns.
To refer students please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jV9XFj9pfHmnYhdQ8
Please note: Although School Counselors make every effort to protect students’ privacy, we cannot guarantee confidentiality in an online environment.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we work together this year! I know this continues to be a difficult time for everyone and I am committed to offering support to you and your child/children.
POSITIVE ACTION OVERVIEW
Home links are simple, fun activities that encourage interaction between students and their adult family members. The activities give students a chance to practice Positive Action skills outside of school and help families learn about the skills so they can use them at home.
Click below to view the home links you can do together.
Your School Social Worker...
Counselors conduct classroom lessons once a month for each classroom. Some guidance topics are:
- Respect for Yourself & Others
- Making Good Choices
- Career Awareness
How does Mrs. Washington work with Parents?
- Invite parents to meet concerning their child.
- Inform parents of situations or behaviors that may concern their child.
- Obtain parental consent before proceeding with ongoing
As your School Counselor, my focus will be in the following areas; academics, personal/social skills, and careers. I will work with students, both individually and in groups, to help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success in school and life.
How does Mrs. Washington work with Students?
Individual counseling is available to all students to discuss academic, personal and social issues.
Small Group Counseling
Some services are provided in smaller groups.
Parents will be notified.
Some group possibilities are:
- Social Skills/Friendships
- Anger Control
- Making Good Choice
- Students can ask to go to her office.
- Mom and/or Dad can ask that she speaks with their child.
- A staff member can ask her to see a student.
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE ACTIVITY
Do you learn better when your are able to hear information or when you are able to see it? Are you a "morning person" or a "night person"? Do you prefer to study by yourself in a quiet room or with a group, with the T.V. on or the stereo blasting? How does your personality affect your learning and study preferences?
All these questions are important to answer if you want to improve your study habits. Students differ from one another in their styles of studying and learning just as teachers differ from one another in their styles of teaching. In this section, we will focus on different learning styles and show you that by understanding how you learn best, your performance in school will improve-and so will your grades.
-Understanding How Your Learn Best
-What's Your Best Study Environment
-Your Personality and Your Learning Style