Counseling Services: Hearts & Minds Counseling Program
Our school-based mental health care program is an effort to provide support in the character formation of our students, and meet concrete social emotional needs of our students, and the families who are a part of our school community.
This effort is a comprehensive program, set up to provide support to the school community as a whole, as well as in specialized groups or individual services as needed. We seek to offer virtue-focused and practical tools, solutions, and options to students and families in the context of their own school and community.
Routine guidance lessons are provided to our students with a focus on helping them develop a Christian worldview, with the pursuit of virtue as the path to happiness, as well as teaching coping skills and resilience practices. These community-wide services are also be made available to parents through newsletters and parent workshops.
Groups are also held in the program. Groups focus on topics important to students and families in the school who may be having similar experiences and would benefit from a group setting.
Lastly, individual services can be considered when there are circumstances that support the need for the student to have individual care. Please contact the school counselor to discuss this.
School-wide Guidance Counseling Schedule
|Grade||Schedule (30 minutes per homeroom)|
|Pre K4||Monthly, 4th Tuesday|
|Kindergarten||Bi-Monthly, 2nd & 4th Monday|
|1st Grade||Bi-Monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesday|
|2nd Grade||Bi-Monthly, 2nd & 4th Tuesday|
|3rd Grade||Weekly, Wednesdays|
|4th Grade||Weekly, Fridays|
|5th Grade||Weekly, Tuesdays|
Counseling for the 2020-2021 school year
We have adventures ahead in the coming year, and while these adventures are VERY unique, the fact is that life is ALWAYS an adventure, and the variable is about who we choose to share the adventure with. I am blessed to journey with the SG community, and could not think of a better group of people to set out on an adventure with! Below are some highlights for the counseling program for the 2020-2021 school year. Please feel free to email or call my cell if you have questions or would like to chat about your specific needs.
- Virtue Recognition Program, "Ultimum Potentiae" - this year we are beginning our "Stories of Ultimum Potentiae" recognition program that will complement our Education in Virtue curriculum that is implemented through our religious education department. Visit our Education in Virtue page to read about this year's recognition program.
Introducing Squire Talks!
Conversations with trusted folks from all over, to offer the adults in our students' lives insights, tools, and tips as they seek to raise kids to be healthy (emotionally, physically and spiritually); and ultimately to be people who love and follow Jesus. Click below to listen and subscribe!
All episodes available On Spotify!
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Most recent episode:
- 2019-2020 School year Counseling Newsletters
- October 2020
- February 2021 (part 1)
- February 2021 (part 2)
Puberty Education (Grades 4-5)
Handouts & Tip Sheets
- Learning Differences