School Counseling at the Whitefish Bay High School
The Whitefish Bay High School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive and developmental counseling program to meet the academic, personal/social and college/career needs of students. The counselors are student advocates, who support students throughout their high school career. They help students maximize their academic and personal achievement, while acknowledging every student’s individual and cultural uniqueness. The Counseling professionals, in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians and the community, strive to ensure that all students at Whitefish Bay High School develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding, necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.
High School Counseling Department Link
Middle School marks a time of transition in personal and social development for your child. Our Middle School counselors help students navigate the various personal/social issues that are unique to pre-adolescent and adolescent development, while honoring each student’s cultural and individual background. The services the counseling department provides focus on academic growth, personal/social issues, and career development. Our Middle School counselors support students through attending weekly team meetings, classroom developmental school counseling lessons, development of Individual Learning Plans (ILP) and individual and small group counseling. Additionally, counselors consult with parents and teachers to develop a partnership to serve the needs of your students. The classroom developmental school counseling lessons focus on stress and coping strategies, anti-bullying, career exploration, suicide and ATODA (alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse) prevention. During this time of tremendous transition and change, know that our counselors value their partnership with you and that they are a phone call or email away.
School Counseling at Whitefish Bay Elementary Schools
At the elementary level our children are beginning to develop communication, decision-making, character values, and life skills. Our elementary school counselors assist our students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development. Comprehensive developmental school counseling facilitates prevention and provides intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of our children’s lives. The school counseling curriculum addresses a variety of areas such as but not limited to: coping strategies, peer relationships, career awareness, exploration and planning, multicultural/diversity awareness, and goal setting. Our school counselors provide individual and small group counseling, individual/family/school crisis intervention, conflict resolution, as well as consult and collaboration.