Counselors "ACE" it for student success:
Advocate, Collaborate, Empower!
The mission of the Evergreen Mill Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program, which advocates for policies and practices that enhance the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. This is accomplished through classroom guidance, small group, and individual counseling and by other casual daily interactions. By promoting collaboration among educators, parents or guardians, and the community; school counselors provide leadership which helps facilitate a safe, supportive and challenging learning environment and empowers students with the confidence to work cooperatively and respectfully with others, to achieve academic success, and to become responsible, critical thinkers and productive citizens of an ever-changing society. Guidance services are inclusive and respectful of student and staff differences in gender, religion, ethnicity, race, ability, handicapping, condition and age.
What do School Counselors Do? (Links!!!)
For an overall look at what counselors at Evergreen Mill do on a monthly basis, please look at our Master Calendar.
- Individual Counseling. For more information or to request a counselor meet with your child, see the Individual Counseling page.
- Group Counseling. For more information and registration, see the Small Groups page.
- Classroom Guidance Lessons. For more information and to see Quarterly Plans, see the Guidance page.
- Respond to student needs in crisis or conflict situations, as well as working with absentees and other at-risk students.
- Orient new students and provide tours for prospective families. To schedule a tour please send an email to Mrs. McCrea
- Support parents through consultation, referrals to outside agencies, and providing community/county information. See the Parents' Information page, Parents' Resource page or the Counseling Library page.
- Collaborate with teachers to support the educational environment.
- Participate actively in the referral process of students to special programs and/or services.
- Facilitate parent, teacher workshops/discussion groups. For more information see Presentations page.
- Foster a positive school climate. For more information read about ourGrowing Good Character program and our Students Caring About Others.
- Provide a safe environment that respects and advocates for all EMES students and families. For more information, see the Bullying Prevention page.
- Adhere to ethical and legal standards and participate in professional development activities essential to maintaining a quality school-counseling program.