Our Philosophy

Elementary School Counseling services are an integral part of the total school program and complement learning in the classroom. A school guidance program reaches every student and will focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. Services are child-centered, proactive, and developmental. Our professional school counselors spend their time working directly with students to maximize the benefits every student will receive from the program. This will be accomplished through the use of School Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support. School counseling services are comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature, and intended to enhance the potential of ALL elementary students.

Therefore, as an educational system we believe we can teach all children and all children can learn. We believe accessing knowledge, reasoning, questioning, and problem solving are the foundations for learning in an ever-changing world. We believe education enables students to recognize and strive for higher standards. Consequently, we will commit our efforts to help students acquire knowledge and attitudes considered valuable in order to develop their potential and/or their career and lifetime aspirations.

Friday, August 31, 2012

If you're interested in making your own posters, I'd recommend Vistaprint.  I recently received my first order for posters from them, and I'm pleased.  I decided I like the "small" size best (11.25" x 17.3") and would suggest choosing the "premium poster cardstock" option for $1.99 extra. They are sturdy enough to tote around to classroom guidance lessons, and then post on your wall for continued reference.  One more suggestion: wait for a sale!  I got the "medium size" (24"x18") for $5.99 each a few weeks ago and they have a plastic-y front coating on them so lamination isn't necessary.  I'm hoping the coating will also minimize fading.  If you add photos to your design (costs a little more), there doesn't seem to be a resolution warning, so be careful. 
A few more from my order:


Lisa said...

So cool, Tanya! Where did you get the pics, were they ones you pick in vista print? Love, love them. Maybe bring them to our next meeting??

Tanya said...

They are all backgrounds on Vistaprint (except for a few I uploaded a small photo to, and the emotions tree which I uploaded as well).

Brandi Newberg said...

I found an "Is it Bullying?" poster on Pinterest that was linked to this site. Is it still pavailable?

Tanya said...

If the poster wording was, "When does conflict turn into bullying?" then I created it. I used Vistaprint to make it and I give you permission to use the same wording to make your own poster. :)