Each of School District 197’s eight schools has a counselor on staff to promote a proactive approach to positive and safe school environments.
Elementary school counselors:
- Provide needs assessments to monitor the needs of their school's student population and make program adjustments to support those needs.
- Teach classroom guidance lessons to directly support goals related to school climate, testing/achievement, and the acceleration of excellence.
- Offer individual counseling to support achievement and excellence goals by addressing barriers to learning.
- Facilitate support groups to foster cultural assimilation.
- Coordinate activities to ease the transition to Middle School.
- Provide consultation and advocacy to make sure each student finds something in school that delights, inspires, excites, and motivates them to pursue excellence.
- Advise student groups such as the Kindness Patrol, Peer Helpers, Kids’ Council and other extracurricular groups promote kindness and enhance the school experience.
- Recruit volunteers to support the school community.
- Conduct accountability and climate surveys within each building.
- Analyze student discipline and conflict management issues and counselor success.
Elementary Counseling and Guidance pages: Garlough | Mendota | Moreland | Pilot Knob | Somerset
Middle School Counseling and Guidance pages: Friendly Hills | Heritage
The Counseling and Guidance services at Henry Sibley are designed to help students with academic, social/personal and career development. Counselors help students transition into high school and prepare them for a successful life after high school. Students can also access resources and receive assistance in the areas of:
- Education Planning
- Career Planning
- Decision Making
- Academic Counseling
- Personal and Social Growth
- Individual or Small Group Counseling
- Parent and Teacher Consultations
- Referral Assistance to Other Programs
- Test Interpretation
High School Guidance and Counseling page: Henry Sibley