ADVOCATES FOR THE STUDENTS (435) 635-7229

THREE FALLS ELEMENTARY
     
 

                   "BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD"  GHANDI

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TO VISIT OUR COUNSELING WEB SITE.  I'M  DOUG YATES THE COUNSELOR AT THREE FALLS ELEMENTARY.  I HAVE BEEN A SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR THE PAST SEVENTEEN YEARS WORKING AT THE  INTERMEDIATE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS.  I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOW BE WORKING AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL.  I'M A GRADUATE OF BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY.  MY PASSIONS ARE SURFING, MOTORCYCLES, HUNTING, BBQ, AND MY FAMILY.  I HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, PRIVATE SECURITY BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION, OUTFITTER & GUIDE SERVICE, VOLUNTEER FIRE CHIEF, EMT, AND A PROUD GRANDFATHER OF 12 GRANDCHILDREN.  MY MOTTO IS "LIFE IS A BANQUET AND MOST PEOPLE ARE STARVING!"  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ANYTIME AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO ASSIST WITH ANY OF YOUR CONCERNS. (doug.yates@washk12.org)


INTERVENTIONS:  WE ALL NEED HELP SOMETIME IN LIFE.  SOME TIMES WE DIG A DEEP PIT WE CAN'T SEEM TO CLIMB OUT OF AND AS AN ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS OUR JOB AS COUNSELORS IS TO SEND DOWN A LADDER TO ASSIST IN CLIMBING OUT OF THE HOLE.  WE FACILITATE AND TEACH THE TOOLS NECESSARY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME ASSETS TO THEIR COMMUNITY. OUR GOAL HERE AT THREE FALLS ELEMENTARY IS  BUILDING TRUST, INSTILLING CONFIDENCE, AND CREATING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.  EVERYDAY WE WAKE UP WE HAVE A CHOICE, "DO I WANT TO EAT CHICKEN TENDERS OR CHICKEN POOP!"  AS COUNSELORS, WE TEACH STUDENTS TO LET THEIR CHOICES THEY MAKE TODAY BE CHOICES THEY CAN LIVE WITH TOMORROW.  HERE ARE A SOME OF THE INTERVENTIONS WE OFFER:

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING - BEHAVIORAL ISSUES & RESPONSIVE SERVICES ADDRESSING ANGER, ANXIETY, DIVORCE, GRIEF, SELF HARM, & SOCIAL SKILLS. 

ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES, 504 HEALTH PLANS, TAT REFERRALS, STUDENT OBSERVATIONS, REFERRAL FOR IEP/ RESOURCE, TRANSITION MEETINGS,  AND SEP'S. 

GROUP COUNSELING - FABULOUS FALCONS FRIENDSHIP GROUP:  STUDENTS LEARN SOCIAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP FRIENDSHIP  WITH OTHERS.

CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS - THE N3 ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM IS TAUGHT SCHOOL WIDE.  N3 STANDS FOR NOT HERE!  NOT NOW!  NOT EVER!  STUDENTS LEARN THE DEFINITION OF BULLYING, THE TYPES OF BULLYING, BULLY BLOCKER TOOLS, FRIENDSHIP BUILDING, PROBLEM SOLVING, RESPECTING DIFFERENCES, AND CONFIDENCE BOOSTERS.  EACH STUDENT ENTERS INTO A CONTRACT TO OBEY THE N3 PLEDGE.

COLLEGE & CAREER AWARENESS - 5th GRADE STUDENTS WILL LEARN PLANNING, TIME MANAGEMENT, AND ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS IN PREPARATION FOR ENTERING THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.  IN MARCH THERE WILL BE A VEHICLE DAY IN WHICH SEVERAL PROFESSIONS WILL HAVE THEIR VEHICLES PRESENT TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO DIFFERENT CAREERS & OCCUPATIONS.

TFES SUPERVISION SERVICES - LUNCH TRIVIA QUESTIONS OF THE DAY (TEACH SUBJECTS, ENCOURAGE CAMPUS CLEANLINESS), RECESS - ESTABLISH A SELF-GOVERNING ATHLETIC PROGRAM TO REDUCE PHYSICAL CONFRONTATIONS AND SPORTSMANSHIP. 

ADDITIONAL  SERVICES :  IN ADDITION TO OUR COUNSELING SERVICES THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE:

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER - A LICENSED THERAPIST  MEETS EVERY OTHER THURSDAY TO FACILITATE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING.  PLEASE CONTACT OUR COUNSELING DEPARTMENT FOR AN APPLICATION TO RECEIVE COUNSELING WITH SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL SERVICES.  

THE DOCTORS' VOLUNTEER CLINIC - OFFERS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN OF DIVORCED OR DIVORCING PARENTS.  THE CLINICS GROUPS BEGIN NOVEMBER 10, 2016, THURSDAY AT 4:00 P.M. AND WILL BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY AT THE SAME TIME.  

WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST IS  AVAILABLE TO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH THEIR NEEDS.