Counseling

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Holly Springs Elementary School Counseling Program Mission Statement

Kristy Scott

All students from Holly Springs Elementary School are successful and impactful leaders, responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens. Our students aspire to use their unique strengths and talents to navigate a changing and evolving global society. They are academically competitive, well-prepared for the world of work, are lifelong learners, and have the ability to manage their social, emotional, and personal well-being.
The mission of the School Counseling Program at Holly Springs Elementary is to support students’ academics, career interests, and social/emotional well-being  by developing and integrating a comprehensive data-driven program. Our school counseling program will advocate for a school environment that promotes equitable access to a quality education for all students that inspires them to be lifelong learners. We will strive to foster a school climate that values and embraces inclusion, kindness, and acceptance, allowing students to cultivate their unique strengths and talents that will allow them to be successful, productive citizens in a global community.

Holly Springs Elementary provides a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for students in all grade levels. This program is designed to meet student needs by promoting and supporting personal, social, emotional and academic growth.

Aspects of the counseling program include classroom guidance, small group counseling, individual counseling, and consultation with school staff and parents.

  • Whole Group Counseling:  Whole group lessons are developmental in design and address the social and emotional needs of students with topics such as resilience, bullying, manners, responsibility, etc.
  • Small Group Counseling: Small group counseling provides a small group learning environment with students who may share a common concern, such as divorce, grief and loss, friendship skills, etc.
  • Individual Counseling: Individual counseling consists of working with individual students to help meet specific needs. Administrators, teachers, and parents/guardians may refer students for individual counseling. Students may also refer themselves.
  • Consultation: The school counselor consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, administration, and other significant school personnel to provide support and promote student success.

 

    Become a Mentor Today!!!

    The Douglas County School System has a wonderful mentoring program in place to provide positive role models for students, and to provide priceless volunteer opportunities for adults. Our school is looking for adults who are available to commit to becoming a mentor for children in our school, or any other school in Douglas County. Mentors spend time with their mentees during school hours. The mission of the mentoring program is, "To ensure all students have positive, caring, supportive adult role models as part of their lives to enhance their chances for success in school, complete their education, and grow up to be contributing citizens".

    Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a mentor, or call

    770- 651-3445 or email: mentor@douglas.k12.ga.us

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