Arcadia Elementary School Counseling

Ryan Schmidt
Elementary School Counselor
358 East River Street
Arcadia, WI  54612
Phone: (608) 323-3315
Ext. 2230 

My name is Ryan Schmidt, Arcadia Elementary School Counselor. This is my 3rd year here and I am so excited for a new and challenging school year! Please feel free to contact me whenever it is convenient for you!
My goal is to meet the needs of all students to make them successful. It can be a challenge at times, but with the help of a wonderful staff and administration, collaboration can go a long way!

I especially enjoy hearing from parents. Working together to brainstorm solutions is something I am very passionate about. While most children do very well in school, a small percentage need extra help and that is where I come in. I like to consider myself a 'jack-of-all-trades' in my field of work, so please feel free to ask if there is anything you need!
Also as an elementary school counselor I teach students (Kindergarten-4th grade) in personal, social, academic and career exploration.  This is done in three ways:
1. Classroom lessons are presented to ALL students. These lessons are developed from themes established by the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model.
2. Individual counseling is provided to students who may need additional help in the areas of personal or social development as well as behavioral intervention.  Some students may also receive counseling due to an illness, death, divorce, trauma or other issues within the family.     
3. Group Counseling is provided for students who need extra support through the help of others their age. When a student goes through a traumatic event or struggles with certain issues inside the classroom, a group can take place to help resolve the problem, which can take up to six sessions.
Lastly, as previously mentioned, the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Standards set the themes that are taught in the classroom. These themes include:
Skills For Learning

Bully Prevention/Conflict Resolution

Emotion Management/Feelings/Empathy

Problem Solving/Teamwork



Personal Safety


Communication/ Social Skills

Mindfulness/Calming Strategies