The School Counselor Mission is to align with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model. It is vital for school counselors to consult, communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders invested in student success. The goal is to implement a K-12 comprehensive program promoting an academic, career and person/social development for all students starting in elementary school.
The Elementary School Counselors at Mohonasen participate in professional training and staff development to maintain a quality comprehensive School Counseling Program. The Elementary School Counselors at Mohonasen follow this mission to empower students to explore and achieve their academic, career and social and emotional potential.
School Counselors can help students with…
- Success in school;
- Goal setting;
- Working out personal and school-related issues;
- Learning how to make decisions that are right for you;
- Adjusting to a new school;
- Talking about your feelings;
- Making friends;
- Dealing with peer pressure and bullying;
- Self-awareness; and
- Learning about and exploring careers.
School Counselors can help parents with…
- Supplying references materials;
- Suggesting referral sources;
- Exploring ways to help your child succeed; and
- Being a connection between home and school.
Bradt’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program
About your School Counselor
Mrs. Brenda Riehlman has been at Bradt since 2007.
“My husband and I have two beautiful children, Lucas and Adelyn,” Mrs. Riehlman said. “I love spending time with family: jumping on the trampoline, hiking, cooking, baking, watching movies, reading stories and going on adventures! Coming to Bradt every day is like visiting my second family. I am grateful and thankful to work with such caring, kind and loving students, faculty, staff and community members. I hope the love of my role as your child’s School Counselor shines through as I work with them as they make their Journey through Bradt.”
K-2 School-Wide Programs
- PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support): Be a STARR with our PBIS Program. Help us create a Safe, Try your best, A good citizen, Respectful & Responsible school environment throughout the year!
- Character Education: Monthly classroom guidance lessons taught in all classrooms regarding monthly character theme. See list for monthly character traits!
- New Student Program: This program is designed to help new students adjust to being in their new school. I meet all new students informally & formally as they enter Bradt. Every new student gets their picture taken, receives a personalized welcome gift and I provide information to them and the family about their new district/school.
K-2 Support Services
- Support Groups: A variety of groups are offered to help students who may need to build skills in a specific area. Some group topics may include but are not limited to: Changing Families, Social Skills and Friendship. Parent permission is required for students to participate in support groups!
- School-Based Counseling: Individual school-based counseling and check-ins is available upon request. School-based counseling is a short term support service available to all students during the school day.
K-2 Comprehensive Guidance Lessons
In kindergarten, students will learn school readiness, peacemaking skills and career development. In first grade, students learn about conflict resolution, friendship and continue work in career development. In second grade, students participate in the Bullying Prevention Program, learn about career development and begin transitioning to Pinewood.
Pinewood’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program
About your School Counselor
Mrs. Amy Stannard has been at Pinewood since 2008.
“I feel so fortunate to work with all the wonderful students, faculty, and families of the Mohonasen School District and community,” Mrs. Stannard said. “Combining my genuine compassion for students and love for counseling, I am dedicated to seeing that each student experiences success as they begin there educational journey in elementary school. I believe that elementary school is the opportunity to instill in children, good character, problem-solving and coping skills, and goal setting so that they have the necessary skills for success as they move on to secondary school and into society as adults.”
3-5 School-Wide Programs
- Character Education: Classroom Guidance Lessons in all classrooms taught or presentations on the Pinewood Scoop about the character theme for that month. Additionally, the Pinewood Character Counts members work together to recognize students demonstrating the character words. We also organize monthly activities about the word that all students are invited to participate in.
- New Student Program: This program is designed to help new students adjust to being in their new school.
3-5 Support Services
- Support Groups: A variety of groups are offered to help students who may need to build skills in a specific area. Some group topics may include but are not limited to Social Skills, Friendship, Anger Management, Stress Reduction, Transition to middle school lunch groups.
- School-Based Counseling: Individual school-based counseling is available. School-based counseling is a short term support service available to students during the school day.
3-5 Comprehensive Guidance Lessons
In third grade, students will learn career development, goal setting, safety and problem-solving/coping skills. In fourth grade, students will continue to learn about career development, goal setting and safety and also begin learning about tolerance. In fifth grade, students continue work in career development, goal setting and safety, and also begin learning about anti-bullying and internet safety.