The mission of the LVS Counseling Department is to provide every student with a supportive and comprehensive program that is proactive in nature and addresses academic, social/emotional and career needs. We strive to meet all students needs through partnerships with parents/guardians, staff and community leaders.
The vision of the LVS Counseling Department is that all students are supported and encouraged to excel in all aspects of their education: academic, personal/social, and career. By using their Bulldog P.O.W.E.R. (Positive Attitude, Ownership, Work Ethic, Excellence and Respect) every student will feel prepared to enter high school with the skills necessary to be successful, independent learners and will become responsible and productive community members.
Some Services Offered:
- School Guidance Curriculum
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Class Presentations
- Parent Meetings
- Outside Community Referrals
How I can help…
- Managing your feelings
- Feeling good about yourself
- Setting and achieving goals
- Dealing with peer pressure and bullying
- Learning how to make decisions and how to solve problems
- Supply information on a variety of subjects
- Exploring ways to help your child succeed
- Improving child-parent communication
- Referrals for community services
- Supplying information
- Understanding developmental changes of childhood through adolescence
- How do students see the counselor? Self-referral, parent, teacher, staff or friend referral
- What do school counselors do? School Counselors address all students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development needs through culturally relevant prevention and intervention activities and programming
- How is a school counselor different from a therapist?
School counselors help students to be ready for learning by providing short- term assistance with particular issues that may be acting as road blocks to the child’s education. Therapists treat mental health disorders in an on-going, usually regularly scheduled basis. If a child is upset or distressed in school, we will work with the child in order to help the child be ready to learn. For issues that go beyond the scope of school counseling, we can provide community resources to the parent.
- When is it appropriate to contact my child’s school counselor?
Contact your child’s school counselor with questions or concerns regarding issues that may be affecting your child’s academic progress. Such issues could include family changes, social difficulties or mental health problems.