Developing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
To identify the programs and services that would meet the needs of our students, a data analysis of behavior, attendance, and academic records from last year were collected to assist in the development of a comprehensive school counseling program along with needs assessments. Topics for the monthly classroom lesson plans and small groups were identified from the data analysis.
School Counseling Curriculum
"The school counseling core curriculum consists of a planned, written instructional program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in nature, and developmental in design." (ASCA, 2012, p. 85).
Attendance. Coming to school every day AND arriving to school on time cannot be over-emphasized. Studies have indicated that chronic absences have a negative impact on learning. Students miss important instruction time and lag academically when they are chronically absent. If a student is sick (fever of 101 or higher) he/she should not come to school. Several activities and reward incentives will be implemented throughout the school year to encourage students to come to school every day.
We also need to make sure our students arrive to school on time.
National Attendance Awareness Month. Schools across the country are participating in activities to encourage the habit of not only coming to school every day, but also arriving to school on time.
Attendance Superheroes Week is August 30th - September 3rdd.
Monday - Cape Day (Wear your favorite cape)
You are "capable" to arrive to school on time every day!
Tuesday - Incredibles or wear red
It's "incredible" how much we learn when we come to school every day!
Wednesday - Superheroes
Save the day by scheduling appointments after school!
Thursday - Joker or wear green or purple
Missing school is no joke!
Friday - College Sports Day (College colors)
Building Strong Attendance habits from elementary to college makes you a superhero!
Unity Day is October 20, 2021- Be a Buddy Not a Bully
We can all join together and wear orange on October 20th to show we are united against bullying.
October 25-29, 2021 - National Red Ribbon Week
Monday - Love Yourself. Be Drug Free! (wear Red)
Tuesday - Don't let Drugs pollute your mind! (Wear Green)
Wednesday - These Paws Don't Touch Drugs! (Wear MCE Spirit Wear)
Thursday - Sporting the Drug Free Lifestyle. (Wear your favorite sports team colors.)
Friday - Kids with strong character say "no" to drugs. (Dress as your favorite storybook character. Please follow school dress code.)
STEAM Career Week - March 28 - April 1, 2022
This week is full of activities for students to learn about the world of work. We began a new tradition last year. Our fourth grade students complete a career project, which includes a short video bout the fathe career each student selects. These videos will be presented in the library during specials. Additionally, awards for each stdate is tentative due to COVID-19. Career exploration activities are provided through classroom instruction prior to our annual STEAM Career Fair.