Presentation on theme: "Developmental Guidance Program Counselors Jessica BakerJason Miller Domenick DiDomenicoCristina Rivas-Laline Joseph IzzoSara Schaffer Neil LasherJennifer."— Presentation transcript:
Developmental Guidance Program Counselors Jessica BakerJason Miller Domenick DiDomenicoCristina Rivas-Laline Joseph IzzoSara Schaffer Neil LasherJennifer Siegel Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School
Individual Counseling Post Secondary and Transition Planning Parent/ Orientation Programs Classroom Presentations School-wide Initiatives Scheduling Community Outreach Articulation and Advocacy
Mission Statement School counselors are professionally trained and New York State certified professionals whose role is to identify and address student needs through the use of a comprehensive school counseling program geared towards student success. Our main goal is to advocate for our students and ensure that they each have a successful high school experience. We work with students individually and within the classroom setting to support and assist them with their academic, social/emotional, behavioral, and personal development. We also work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and other professionals in order to identify and minimize any barriers that stand in the way of student success. We specialize in post-secondary and transitioning planning. In addition, we serve as an important source of information, resources, and referrals.
School-wide Initiatives College 101 Alumni Question and Answer Day- An opportunity for our alumni to speak with our senior students regarding their post- secondary experiences College Awareness Day – Builds awareness of, and enthusiasm for, our annual college fair and facilitates conversation about pursuing higher education Mentoring Program- Program which assists eighth grade students in their transition to high school
School-wide Events Grade Level Parent Information Meetings Back to School Night Grades 9 and 10 Financial Aid Night Parent Teacher Conferences Grades 11 and 12 Financial Aid Night Classroom Scheduling Presentations Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying Meeting Junior College Round Table College Essay Night College Fair High School Graduation
Individual Counseling Academic Counseling Social and Emotional Counseling Crisis Intervention Conflict Resolution Mediation Bereavement/Changing Families Counseling Anger and Stress Management New Student Liaison
Individual Counseling (Continued) Time Management and Organizational Skill Building Study Skills Counseling Post-Secondary Planning Transition Planning Career Counseling Decision Making Skills Building Public Speaking and Interview Coaching Problem Solving Training
Articulation and Advocacy CSE Meetings – Committee on Special Education 504 Meetings IST Meetings- Instructional Support Team Case Conferences Counselor-Teacher/Administrator/Parent Meetings Support Staff Meetings Articulation/Transition Meetings Guidance Department Meetings District-Wide Guidance Department Meetings
Scheduling Grade Level Scheduling Individual Student Meetings Inputting of Course Requests Course Verification Course Placement Counseling (Self-Selection) Class Conflict Resolution Articulation with Department Supervisors and Teachers
Community Outreach Newsletters – provides information on current trends and topics for high school students and parents (quarterly distribution to all families) Guidance Website – provides parents and students with up-to-date information and resources for their high school children Ongoing Professional Development Networking College Campus Visits College Information Sessions National and Regional Conferences
Timeline September 9 th Grade Orientation Program Senior Night Meeting Back to School Night Counselor/Senior Meetings October 9 th Grade Parent/Student Night Meeting Grades 9 &10 Financial Aid Night Counselor/ Freshman Meetings Counselor/ Senior Meetings November 10 th Grade Parent/Student Night Meeting Freshmen Conferences December Counselor/ Sophomore Meetings Pre-Scheduling Preparation Transition Planning January Grades 11 & 12 Financial Aid Night Incoming Grade 9 Parent Orientation Scheduling February National School Counseling Week Annual Reviews Scheduling March Annual Reviews 504 Meetings Junior Conferences Junior Night Meeting College 101 April College Fair College Awareness Day Annual Reviews 504 Meetings College 101 Junior Confrerences May Articulation Annual Reviews 504 Meetings College 101 Grade 10 Career Exploration June High School Graduation Annual Reviews 504 Meetings Please note that the guidance counseling timeline is subject to change based on the specific needs of the students.