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Counseling Mission Statement:
The mission of Oak View Elementary's Counseling Department is to facilitate an environment, through a comprehensive developmental program, where the school and community are working collaboratively to help students learn that they are capable of personal and academic growth that will lead to present and future success.
Counseling Vision Statement:
Student belief that their personal contributions are instrumental in the future of our world.
Welcome to the Oak View Elementary
School Counseling Website
My name is Susannah Fleming, and I am excited to be the School Counselor at Oak View Elementary! I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Indiana University. My Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling are from the University of South Carolina.
The focus of the Comprehensive Developmental Counseling Program is for academic, social-emotional, and career growth. This is accomplished through classroom lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, consultation with parents/guardians and teachers, schoolwide programming, and community engagement. I conduct classroom lessons 1 to 2 times a month and meet with small groups as needed. Students can be referred to see me by themselves, parents, teachers, and their friends. To learn more about the role of Elementary School Counselors, click this link.
If you ever have any questions or would like to speak about any concerns at school, please feel free to email or call me. My office hours are 7:30am to 3:00pm, and by appointment. We are in this online adventure together!
What's Happening at OVE?
- April 6 - Return to school - I hope everyone had a restful Spring break!
- Oak View character focus for April is INTERGRITY and SELF-DISCIPLINE
- Classroom Counseling focus for K-5 is Career Exploration
- April 18-24 National Volunteer Week - We have volunteers joining us virtually on Career Day!
- April 22 Middle School Information Lunch & Learn for 5th Grade Parents/Guardians
- April 23 is Oak View Career Day! - Community members will be joining classes virtually to talk about their careers.
- March 15 - April 30 Counselors will review 6th grade course selections with students
- Oak View character focus for March is INTERGRITY
- Classroom Counseling focus for K-1 is on Emotional Toolboxes and 2-5 on Career Interests
- March is National Women's History Month
- March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
- March 6 to March 14 rising 6th grade students & parents can enter course selections in PowerSchool for next year
- March 15 to April 30 Counselors will review 6th grade course selections with students
- March 27 through April 5 is Spring Break (no school)
Oak View character focus continues with COURAGE
Classroom Counseling focus is on Social Awareness with 5th also discussing Middle School
February 1-5 - National School Counseling Week (Link to NSCW page)
February 1-5 - GCS Virtual School Choice Showcase (link to Middle School Transition page)
February is Black History Month (link to BHM page for weekly Zoom Presentations)
February 15 - Teacher Work Day (no school)
February 18 - PTA Meeting - 6:00pm via Zoom
February 25 - Parent & Guardian Information Night - 6:00pm via Zoom
* Applying for a Choice or Magnet School for My Middle Schooler *
- January 5 - All PreK-5 students return to school
- Oak View character focus for December is COURAGE
- Classroom Counseling focus for K-1 is on Emotions and 2-5 on Goals
- January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (no school)
- January 19 - Teacher Work Day (no school)
- Oak View character focus for December is Empathy
- Classroom Counseling focus is on having a Growth Mindset
- December 10: Human Rights Day (check out the link)
- December 17 - Winter Wonderland Celebration
Family Night Drive Through
4:30 to 6:00
Join us for some family fun!
Winter Wonderland Family Flyer (link to page)
- December 23 through January 4: Winter Break (no school)
- Oak View character focus for November is Kindness
- Classroom Counseling focus is on friendship and conflict management
- November is National Career Development month and Native American Heritage Month
- November 3: Election Day (no school)
Let your voice be heard through your VOTE!
- November 10: If you have a Veteran family member, show their picture in class!
- November 11: Veteran’s Day (no school)
- November 13: World Kindness Day
What can you do to create a chain of kindness?
- November 25-27: Fall break (no school)
- October Character Trait: - RESPECT -
- October: National Bullying Prevention Month
- October 21: Unity Day
WEAR ORANGE TODAY! - to show that we are all together against bullying and that we unite to inspire kindness, acceptance, and inclusion
- October 26 to October 30: Red Ribbon Week
Theme: Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free
Monday 10/26 – Be Brave- bravery day – Wear your favorite superhero shirt.
Tuesday 10/27 – Team up against drugs! – Wear your favorite team t-shirt or jersey.
Wednesday 10/28 – Say YES to healthy heart and body! - Wear RED.
Thursday 10/29 – Be Happy! - Dress up as your favorite storybook character.
2nd Quarter Distribution Day Drive Through 10:00-2:00
Friday 10/30 – Sock it to drugs! – Wear crazy, fun, silly socks.
- September Character Trait: - RESPONSIBILITY -
- September 28 to October 2: Start with Hello week!
All students are learning about the first steps to being inclusive of others.
- September 15 to October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Ms. Clapp is sharing activities to celebrate Hispanic culture!