All students will be valued and provided results-based instruction in the areas of Career, Academic, and Personal Social Development, through a comprehensive guidance program, as they acquire skills, abilities and attitudes that empower them to be lifelong contributing members of society.
Our guidance and counseling program includes:
- CURRICULUM consists of classroom lessons and large group presentations
- INDIVIDUAL PLANNING consists of activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
- RESPONSIVE SERVICES consists of activities to meet immediate needs and concerns of students.
- SYSTEM SUPPORT consists of management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total guidance program.
Guidance and counseling is an integral part of Babler’s total educational program. The counselor extends a hand to all children, not just the problem or troubled child. The counseling program assists students acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to be successful learners. It emphasizes that the classroom is a child’s first workplace and that communication, decision-making, interpersonal, and career awareness skills are important to their success.
Babler is fortunate to have two counselors. Ms. McHale is at our school every Friday. Prudence Morris is at our school every day and works with all students.
What counselors do…
- Provide short-term individual counseling
- Facilitate small group counseling
- Facilitate referrals to Rockwood’s Gifted Program
- Coordinate CARE TEAM meetings
- Facilitate referrals for Special Education (Special School District)
- Teach guidance lessons in all classrooms
- Conference with teachers and parents
- Interpret individual student test results
Appointments can be made in many ways:
- A student may request an appointment
- A teacher may request an appointment for a student
- A parent may request an appointment for a student
- An administrator may request an appointment for a student
Counselors can be a valuable resource for students, teachers, and parents. You may e-mail Mrs. Morris orMs. McHale by clicking on their names, or click on a topic below for more information.