Wangenheim Middle School Counseling Vision Statement
We will meet the needs of all students in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social by providing proactive support and positive interventions to include individual/group counseling, partnership with parents, collaborative support to all teachers and staff, so that all students work to their potential to be successful. As a community we will work together to ensure a positive future for all students.
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The purpose of the Wangenheim Counseling Program is to promote academic achievement and enhance personal growth so that every student can reach his or her highest potential. The mission of the Counseling Program is to help maximize each student’s potential and academic achievement by addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all children. As an integral component of the educational process of Wangenheim Middle School, the guidance and counseling program is based on the beliefs that each student is entitled to be treated with dignity, every student can reach his or her highest potential, and to develop educational competencies. The school counselors provide supports through the following delivery system: guidance curriculum presented in classroom or group sessions; individual or group student planning, advisement, and guidance; and responsive services such as personal counseling, conflict resolution, peer mediation, crisis intervention, collaboration with parents, teachers and administration, and referral to outside resources. The expected outcomes of the program are that students will understand and appreciate people different from themselves, develop life skills, have a positive image of themselves, and an optimistic view of their futures.
1. Assist students in acquiring the skills necessary for academic success.
2. Assist students in making good choices and problem solving.
3. Encourage students to explore post-secondary school options.
4. Assist students in understanding their own rights and the personal rights of others.
5. Assist students, parents, and teachers in working together.
In order to meet these goals, the counseling staff will:
1. Meet with students to discuss any area of concern. This may be done individually or in a small group setting.
2. Respond to requests for assistance from students, parents, and teachers.
3. Provide information to students, parents, and teachers through the school’s website, announcements, and through individual contact with students.
Please contact our counseling department if your child is in crisis. If we are not able to assist you, we can try to help you connect with someone who can assist you. If parents have a question about their student's grade or classwork, we recommend that you contact the teacher directly and then counselor if you need additional assistance.