Welcome to Shady Shores Elementary Guidance and Counseling
Types and Guidance and Counseling Provided:
Regular guidance lessons are given in each classroom. Subjects vary based on classroom need (teacher requests), yearly activities (Red Ribbon Week), and school campaigns (Rachel's Challenge). Lessons include guidance for students regarding academic and personal/social issues.
Students may request to see the counselor at any time. Students will be informed about how to visit the counselor. Guidance is given to students based on individual need. The goal of the school counselor is to help students with personal issues so that they feel safe and are better able to learn in the classroom.
Group Counseling may be offered throughout the school year. Groups are typically chosen based on input from staff when there is a specific need or issue. Typical groups include social skills, divorce, responsibility, and inattention.
It is never too early for students to begin exploring career options. Guidance and information will be given regarding a variety of post-secondary options and careers.
Parents are encouraged to contact the counselor with any concerns they may have. A variety of resources are available to help in many areas.