Iron Horse Elementary:
Welcome to the IHE school counseling resource page!
I am happy you are here.
There are a lot of fun activities, ideas, and information for kids and guardians in the following tabs. I look forward to the school year and taking this new adventure with you all!
Please take a moment and check out my "Meet Me" page to learn more about me and what I do at IHE to support students and families.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Counseling Program work?
There are three domains that school counselors address: Academic, Social Emotional, and College and Career. We work from these three topics mainly through: giving whole class lessons, groups typically focused on social emotional learning, and individual meetings.
How can a student access Small Group or 1:1 meetings with the Counselor?
When a parent or a teacher observes need in a student, they can make a referral to the Counseling program. The link to make a referral below. Referrals will come to the School Counselor. I check this link every morning.
If you are a student use this Check In with Me Form
If you are a parent use this Parent/Guardian Referral Form
If you are a teacher use this Teacher Referral Form
Is a 1:1 meeting therapy?
No. While meetings with a School Counselor may be perceived as therapeutic by the student, School Counselors do not provide therapy. Parents and teachers should consider meetings with the School Counselor as "softer support" rather than the therapy a student could receive in traditional outpatient/clinical settings. At this time, the maximum number of meetings a student may have with the School Counselor during an academic year is 7. Meetings are solution-focused, intended to help build skills, and a way to provide additional emotional support to students on a short-term/triage basis.
What happens when a student's meetings are exhausted?
Speak to Ms. Ale about this, depends case-by-case. Teachers, Parents and the School Counselor will work together to determine next steps that provide additional or on-going support for students.