The Stripling Elementary School Counseling Department is dedicated to implementing a comprehensive counseling program that will address the academic, career, and personal/social development all students, enabling them to strive for excellence, grow into well-rounded individuals and achieve their highest potential.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.
Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
Standard C: Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.
Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills.
The Elementary School Counselor
- Counsels individually with children
Teaches regular guidance lessons in classrooms:
- Conducts small group counseling sessions
- Consults with parent in private conferences about their child
- Consults with teachers
- Sponsors student programs
- Provides information on community resources for families
- Removes barriers that impact academic success
- Makes referrals to supporting agencies
Topics taught during Core Curriculum and/or Student Programs:
- Test preparation
- Peer Relations/Friendship
- Career Exploration
- Study Skills
- Decision making
- Personal Safety
- Character Building
- Bully Prevention
- Individual Differences
The counselor is available to work with students on the following topics and issues to help them to be more successful at school:
- Study skills (organization, testing tips, etc.)
- Family changes (moving, death, divorce, separation)
- Stress and perfectionism
- Classroom behavior
- Peer relations
How Can I See The Counselor?
- Leave an “I Need to Talk” note in the box outside your counselor’s door.
- Ask the teacher to contact the counselor
- Call the counselor to make an appointment
- E-mail the counselor
Home Alone Policy:
- Age 8 or under: Should never be home alone
- Age 9-12: Can stay alone up to 2 hours
- Age 13 and over: Can stay alone up to 12 hours and can perform the role of babysitter.