The School Counselors at Skyview are available to meet with students for individual counseling sessions throughout the year. Students may be referred by a parent, teacher or the child can request their own appointment to see the counselor.
Students who would like to have an appointment with the school counselor will find appointment request slips in each classroom at Skyview. Students are encouraged to fill out the slip and give it to the counselor or to a teacher to give to the counselor. Appointments will be made for the following day or as soon as possible. If it is an emergency situation, the counselor will prioritize the appointment.
Students come see their counselor for a variety of reasons which may include the following: * friendship issues * conflict resolution * problem solving * academic support * changes and transitions * loss of a loved one * questions about school * wanting to get involved in something at school ...and more.
Individual counseling sessions may be brief or require more than one session. The school counselor's goal is to help students resolve personal/social/emotional issues so that they can be the best person and learner they can be.
Small Group Counseling
The School Counselors at Skyview meet with students in small groups to deliver portions of the School Counseling Curriculum.
Small groups enhance skill building by allowing students to practice skills in a smaller, more structured setting, and to give and receive feedback and provide support/encouragement to and from their peers. Small groups enhance the delivery of school counseling services to students in an effective, efficient manner.
Examples of Small Groups Include:
Grief and Loss
New to Methacton/ Skyview
BLAST- Being Leaders And Serving Together
Students participate in small groups during flex time, lunch time, and / or 8th period.
Counseling Core Curriculum
Pennsylvania Common Core and Student Interpersonal Skill Standards. The Methacton Education Technology Standards (METS) are also infused throughout the program as applicable.
The curriculum is delivered to students through individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom guidance lessons as well as through school wide programming.
Topics presented through the Classroom Guidance Lessons include:
* Introduction to the School Counselor
* Student Success Skills- organization, study skills, goal setting
* Career Exploration and Interest Inventory
* Character Development and Exploration
* Character! It Counts! (TRRFCC)
* Cyber Citizenship
* Student Success Skills
* Career/ Job Readiness and Skills
Role of the School Counselor
The role of the school counselor is defined by the American School Counseling Association and upheld by the Methacton School District School Counselors.
Here at Skyview Upper Elementary School, the role of the school counselor is to implement a developmental guidance program that is aligned to the standards of the American School Counseling National Model of School Counseling Programs, to Pennsylvania's Core Curriculum standards, and to Pennsylvania's Career and Education standards.
Components of the School Counseling Program include program foundation, program management, delivery of the program, and accountability. The delivery of the program includes individual counseling, small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, parent educational sessions, and school wide programming.
Through the developmental school counseling program and the use of data, the Skyview School Counselors assist students to achieve academic success, become career/work ready, and become persons of Character.
The School Counselors at Skyview are an integral part of the educational setting, creating a safe and supportive school climate for all students in which learning and personal growth occur, and in meeting individualized student needs.
The School Counselors at Skyview are agents of systemic change, leaders in education, professionals who collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and outside agencies as they advocate for students and for the school counseling program.
The Skyview Counselors help all students explore a variety of career and work options, post secondary education opportunities, and learn about themselves in terms of personal interests, skills and abilities throughout the year.
Classroom Career Lessons are brought to all students that assist them in their knowledge of their personal interests, abilities and skills and in developing an awareness of a multitude of careers and jobs that they can explore.
Career Day is an annual event that is planned at Skyview for both 5th and 6th grade students. The event gives students an opportunity to interact with individuals who work in a variety of fields and to learn more about careers and post secondary options.
Throughout the year at Skyview, through many experiences such as these and others, the PA Career/Work Standards are met as mandated by Chapter 339 of PA School Code.
Character Counts at Skyview!
Skyview Upper Elementary School has received distinction of being a National School of Character and a State School of Character!
The Skyview learning community is built on these pillars: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Staff have received formal training on the Character Counts philosophy. Professional Staff utilize the pillars to reiterate positive pro-social behavior each and every day.
Students are involved in planning monthly activities that reinforce the Character Counts way of life.
Students are recognized on morning announcements weekly for demonstrating pillar-ific choices.
Skyview Celebrates Annual National Character Counts! Week
Each month a pillar is featured:
The Skyview School Counselors are a resource to parents and guardians, too!
You are encouraged to contact your child's school counselor to discuss any social, emotional or academic concerns you may have for your child. Together, we can support your child during stressful situations and transitions.
If you would like to meet with your child's counselor, please call to schedule.
Mrs. Hiller, 610-489-5000 extension 34208
Mrs. VanBuren, 610-489-5000 extension 34209
Referrals to community resources are also available.
Parent programs are offered throughout the school year as well.
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