Counselor's Corner


A NOTE FROM THE COUNSELOR.......

    It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with students at Northeast Elementary/Junior High School as the school counselor.  

    The counseling program at Northeast is designed to reach the entire  student population and to help support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of students. Classroom guidance activities are one way in which the entire student body interacts with the counselor. Classroom guidance lessons focus on basic communication skills, friendship skills, problem-solving strategies, and conflict resolution skills.

    In addition to classroom lessons, some students benefit from participating in small groups. In small groups, students have an opportunity to learn from other students in a small setting while talking about topics relevant to the group.

    I am also available to meet with students on an individual basis.  In addition, I can be a resource to families with such things as food, clothing or other basic needs.

    If you have any questions about the counseling program, or if you would like to refer your child, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with your child this year!


Sincerely,


Mrs. Lacey Likely


Confidentiality

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. I believe that each student and their family deserve to be treated with the deepest respect and discretion. I will guard your privacy as much as permitted by law. If at any time you have questions regarding confidentiality, please feel free to contact me.





















Lacey Likely

School Counselor Intern


llikely@usd246.org


Counseling at Northeast Arma





Referral

The counseling program at Northeast Arma is available to all students in  grades K-8.


How are referrals to the counselor made?


  • Self-referral by the student

  • Referral by the family

  • Referral by a teacher, administrator, or other staff member



Philosophy of Guidance

Developmental Guidance is an integral part of the entire educational program and is important to every student’s academic success. It is preventative and proactive in nature and designed to reach all students.

Guidance Lesson Topics

  • goal setting

  • peer relations

  • substance abuse awareness/prevention

  • body safety

  • career awareness

  • study skills

  • self-esteem

  • communication

  • bullying

  • teamwork

  • conflict resolution



7 Habits  

A lot of guidance objectives are introduced through these basic principles. I encourage parents to become familiar with these principles.


-Habit 1: Be Proactive

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.


-Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

I plan ahead and set goals. I am an important part of my classroom community.  I look for ways to be a good citizen.


-Habit 3: Put First Things First

I spend my time on things that are most important.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.



-Habit 4: Think Win-Win

I balance courage for “getting what I want” with consideration for “what others want.” When conflicts arise, I look for a win-win solution.


-Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.  I listen to others without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart. I am confident voicing my ideas.


Habit 6: Synergize

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups.


Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep.  I spend time with family and friends. I balance school, friendships, and family.


              








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