School Counseling Services
School counselors help all students be successful in school both academically and socially by addressing personal, academic, and career issues through the following services:
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Classroom guidance lessons provide a developmental and preventative approach to social/emotional or academic concerns. All students receive guidance lessons as part of their specials rotation in the new Guidance Classroom.
Boyce Elementary uses the PATHS curriculum -- a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in elementary school-aged children while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom. Lessons cover a wide variety of topics including feelings, social skills, conflict resolution, problem solving, bullying, and team-building.
Individual counseling allows students to discuss their concerns and learn coping skills/problem solving skills to understanding feelings, manage behavior, and get along with others, so they can be happy, safe, and successful at school. Individual counseling can involve books, games/toys, and other creative means of expression.
Small counseling groups address issues such as friendship, self-esteem, social skills, grief, managing stress, and changing families. Small group topics vary each semester based on student needs.
The school counseling program also offers consultation to parents and school faculty regarding student concerns, and referrals to community agencies to support student/family needs.