School Counseling

Role

The School Counselor's Role is to help all students fully develop their academic, personal and social abilities. School counselors are able to advocate for all students and help assist administrators, staff, teachers and families. School counselors deliver classroom instruction and also meet with students in a small group setting or on an individual basis, when needed.

The Blair Community Schools K-12 Counseling Program is based on the American School Counselor Association's student competencies in academic, career and personal/social domains. Our curriculum in the primary schools focuses on character education, conflict management, bully prevention, health, drug prevention, career exploration and goal development.

Classroom Lesson Schedule:

Monday - Deerfield

Tuesday - North a.m.

South p.m.

Wednesday - Deerfield

Thursday - South a.m.

North p.m.

Lesson Topics

Classroom guidance lessons are structured around themes that reinforce the Character Counts Curriculum, ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors and Second Step Curriculum. Various resources are utilized to create students who have good character and are good citizens.

Semester 1

Week 1: Role of a School Counselor

Week 2: Kelso's Choices

Week 3: Sharing and Friendship

Week 4: Bully Prevention

Week 5: Responsibility

Week 6: Respect

Week 7: Positive Thoughts

Caveat: Weekly themes are subject to change dependent on the needs of the teacher and/or students.

Semester 2

Week 1: Tattling vs. Telling

Week 2: Cooperation and Fairness

Week 3: Empathy, Compassion and Caring

Week 4: Honesty and Trustworthiness

Week 5: Using I Messages

Week 6: Careers

Week 7: Careers

Week 8: Summer Safety

Caveat: Weekly themes are subject to change dependent on the needs of the teacher and/or students.