Mrs. Keeney's Counseling Corner
About Reeds Spring Counseling Department
- The Reeds Spring Intermediate School's Counseling Department provides a comprehensive guidance program to all students. This program includes classroom counseling lessons on a monthly basis, group opportunities, short-term individual counseling as needed, parent and teacher consultation, and outside referrals to community agencies.
- If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic, social/emotional, or career development, please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone.
- Individual Counseling
Students can be seen short-term on an individual basis as needed. Usually, the student and counselor work together to establish an individual goal related to the student’s initial concern. Parents, teachers, and students can make referrals for short-term (6 to 8 Weeks) individual counseling by contacting the counselor.
- Small Group Counseling
Small group counseling provides a supportive environment for students to express their thoughts and feelings about particular topics with their peers. These groups, usually comprised of 4-6 students, are short-term usually lasting around 6-8 weeks. A few examples of groups include: "Changing Families", "Grief", "Friendship", "Study Skills", "Social Skills", Etc. A permission form signed by a parent is required for a student to participate in a group.
- Classroom Counseling Lessons
Lessons are presented monthly to all classrooms on academic, career, and personal/social development based on the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Curriculum, please click link for more info or check out our Counseling Curriculum tab https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/school-counseling/school-counseling-curriculum-and-gles
In grades 5th- 6th, lessons will build upon individual strengths as students learn specific skills, strategies, and values that will assist them in their academic, personal/social, and career development. Lessons will also involve lessons that focus upon respecting and celebrating differences, conflict resolution and bully prevention, goal setting, learning skills and styles, and decision making. Transitions to the next grade level will be addressed during classroom guidance lessons.
The counselors are available to consult with parents, faculty, other school staff, and community agencies in order to best meet the individual needs of all students. Parent consultations can focus upon concerns at school or home, parenting strategies, or developmental concerns. Teacher consultations can cover social/ emotional or academic concerns and goals, classroom interventions, or personal/social needs of students.
The counselor helps to coordinate a variety of special programs within the school. These programs include Red Ribbon Week activities, Holiday Assistance, Great 98 Monthly Attendance Parties, Attendance Mentors, MAP and C4 testing. Counselors are also a member of the Student Intervention Team and coordinate the 504 referrals.