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339 Comprehensive K-12 Guidance Plan



Shikellamy School District 339 Plan

2/17/2017 - Updated 12/18/2019

 

1.      School Counselors and Assignments:

 

Heidi Dorman – Chief Shikellamy Elementary – 340:1

Fred Coleman – Shikellamy High School – 295:1

Elizabeth Deitrich - Shikellamy High School - 295:1

Rob Donlan – Shikellamy High School – 295:1

Dave Hoffman – Priestley and Oaklyn Elementary – 775:1

Gina Miscannon – Grace S. Beck Elementary – 300:1

Lisa Pfleegor & Jordan Rickert – Shikellamy Middle School - 700:2

 

2.      School Counseling Department Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Shikellamy School District’s school counseling program is to facilitate the personal, social, academic, and career development of each student and to prepare them to become productive, life-long learners in the 21st Century.  The school counseling department also strives to provide equitable access to all students and to engage all stakeholders in the development of the program.

 

3.      Program Goals:

a.       Increase to 100% the number of 5th grade students that demonstrate knowledge of career readiness standards by the end of the 2019-20 school year. 

b.      Have 100% of 8th grade students develop an academic/career plan using Smart Futures by the end of the 2019-20 school year.

c.       Increase to 100% the number of high school students that graduate with a written career plan by the end of the 2019-20 school year.

 

4.      Stakeholders:

 

Students

 

The students of the Shikellamy School District will receive curriculum focused on academic, career, and personal/social skills in order to make educated decisions about their future.  Students will also meet with counselors on an individual basis to plan their curriculum and develop personal goals related to their interests and abilities.

Students participate in the delivery of the counseling program by actively developing academic and social plans in coordination with school counselors and their parents. 

 

Parents

           

Parents use school counselors as resource for all aspects of their child’s development including their personal, social, emotional, academic, and career advancement.  The school counseling program provides parents with information regarding their curriculum throughout the student’s school years.

Parents participate in the counseling program by communicating with school counselors to voice their concerns and goals for their child’s future.  Parents will also provide input to school counselors through their participation in student planning.

           

Educators

             Teachers, administrators, and board members use school counselors as a liaison between the school district and the families of children.  Educators benefit from the school counselors through behavior support, academic support, consultation, collaboration, and access to resources.

            Teachers, administrators, and board members collaborate with school counselors to actively aide in the delivery and support of school counseling programs that foster academic, career, and personal/social standards.  Educators provide program support through referrals, data collection, program feedback, school counseling curriculum implementation, behavioral/academic implementation, and student mentoring.

           

Business/Community

           

            Members of the business community benefit from the school counseling program by having access to well-prepared potential employees who display strong communication skills, leadership, and teamwork skills. 

As partners, members of the business community collaborate with counselors to help develop expectations for employment and ever-changing job skills.  Community members team with counselors to provide students with various opportunities for career exploration and development.   Local businesses/organizations also serve a resource to aid in students’ personal, social, and academic progress.

 

Post-Secondary

           

            Post-secondary/military institutions assist the Shikellamy School Counseling program in preparing the students for postsecondary success.  They provide services such as presentations focused on employability, opportunities to meet with university departments, and meaningful conversations between college and high school students.

            Representatives from post-secondary/military institutions collaborate with school counselors to motivate students to seek a wide range of substantial post-secondary options. 

 

5.      Role of the School Counselor

 

A.    As a leader, school counselors

     Serve on student assistance teams

     Serve on child study teams and children’s clinics

     Serve on community organizations

     Present to community organizations and the school board

     Serve on data teams

     Serve on positive behavior support teams

     Serve on Olweus bullying committees

     Develop a comprehensive K-12 guidance plan

     Monitor and coordinate progress towards graduation and promotion

     Monitor and assist with school and state attendance policy

 

B.     As an advocate, school counselors

     Support student activities and initiatives

     Act as a liaison for students with parents, teachers, agencies, volunteers, subcontractors, and administrators

     Promote student opportunities and equitable access to resources

 

C.     As a collaborator, school counselors

     Participate in FBAs (Functional Behavioral Analysis), IEP’s, and 504 plans

     Serve as a resource to all stakeholders, update information on their website, and provide information through newsletters and mailings

     Participate in grade-level teams, building teams, and district-wide teams

 

D.    As an agent of systematic change, school counselors

     Participate as members of professional school counseling organizations

     Provide administration with input to promote student success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.      Program Calendars 

 

Elementary Schools Monthly Counseling Calendars

Key: Green = Guidance Curriculum; Purple = Prevention, Intervention, and Responsive Services; Blue = Individual Student Planning; Maroon = System Support

 

July

Academic:

Career:

 

Personal/Social:

 

 

August

Academic:

 

Career:

 

Personal/Social:

 

 

 

 

September

Academic:

        SWPBS (School Wide Positive Behavior Support)

        New Student and Kindergarten Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        Student Assistance Improvement Plan (SAIP), Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for Evaluation Report (ER), Reevaluation Report (RR), Gifted IEP’s and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII (Response to Instruction & Intervention)/Data Team, and CST (Child Study Team) meetings

        Teacher Consultation

        Homework Club

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        School & Community Based Behavioral Health

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP (Student Assistance Program) Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

October

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

November

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

December

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

January

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        PSSA Preparation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

March

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        PSSA Preparation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

 

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

April

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

        Coordination & Administration of PSSA testing and Make-Ups for 3rd – 5th grades

Career:

 

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

May

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

        Coordination & Administration of PSSA testing and Make-Ups for 3rd – 5th grades

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

Academic:

        SWPBS

        New Student Orientation

        Educational screenings

        Parent/Teacher/Student conferences

        SAIP, Family Group Decision Making Referrals, 504, IEP, and Individual Student Meetings

        Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

        Participate in RTII/Data Team, and CST meetings

        Teacher Consultation

Career:

        Guidance Classes

Personal/Social:

        SWPBS

        Guidance Classes

        Individual counseling as needed

        Skills based small counseling groups

        Crisis Counseling

        Coordinating Children’s Clinics

        Participation in SAP Meetings

 

 


 

Middle School Monthly Counseling Calendar

(Key: Green=Guidance Curriculum; Purple=Prevention, Intervention and Responsive Services; Blue=Individual Student Planning; Maroon=System Support)

                                               

July

 

Academic:

        Scheduling preparation for upcoming school year.

 

 

Career:

 

 

Personal/Social:

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        Children’s Clinics (as needed)

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT (Interagency Service Planning Team) Meetings (as needed)

 

 

 

 

August

Academic:

        Back to School Orientation

        Core Team Meetings

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Contact coordinator for REFUGE homework club

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI (Supplemental Security Income) applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        PowerSchool Master schedule

        revisions/schedule changes

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Coordinate career exploration opportunities with students and teachers

        Working papers (as requested)

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed) Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Helping to organize “Caring for Kids” weekend food program

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

September

Academic:

        Grade level assemblies

        Core Team Meetings

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Meet with at-risk students (progress reports)

        REFUGE homework club

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

Career:

        Sun Area Vocational Technical exploratory planning

        Sun Vo-tech Classroom Video presentation (Careers class)

        Working papers (as requested)

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Set up Small Group Counseling

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Core Team Meetings

        Organizes Parent/Teacher Conferences

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Sun Vo-tech Facility Tour

        Working papers (as requested)

Personal/Social:

        Olweus Bullying Prevention program

        “How to be Drug Free” Red Ribbon Week activities

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Core Team Meetings

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Parent /Teacher Conferences

        Meet with at-risk students

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        Review 1st m.p. Report Cards for printing

        Guidance Department budget

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Working papers (as requested)

        Resume Writing (Comm. Arts class)

        8th Grade:  Career Interest Inventories (Careers class)

 

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team Meetings Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Core Team Meetings

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Working papers (as requested)

        8th Grade: Career Cluster Presentations (Careers class)

 

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Meet with at-risk students

        Core Team Meetings

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        PSSA Preparation

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

 

Career:

        8th Grade:  How to select High School classes to prepare for your future career. Working papers (as requested)

        Career Research PowerPoint using Bureau of Labor Statistics (Computer & Careers class)

 

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Transitions Prevention Education classes - “Sexual Harassment”

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Danger of Failure Student Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Core Team Meetings

        8th grade Individual Course Selection meetings

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        PSSA Preparation

        Keystone Preparation

        Coordinate students scheduling

        Assist with Master Schedule

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        8th grade High School scheduling classes

        8th grade High School scheduling assembly

        8th grade course selection computer entry Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Working papers (as requested)

        Career Research PowerPoint using Bureau of Labor Statistics (Computer class)

 

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Transitions Prevention Education classes – Evangelical Community Hospital Health & Wellness Education Classes.

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

Academic:

        Core Team Meetings

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        REFUGE homework club

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        PSSA prep and administration

        Keystone prep

        Assist with development of master schedule

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Working papers (as requested)

        Career Exploration/Budget (Math class)

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Transitions Prevention Education classes – “Cyberbullying Prevention”

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Core Team Meetings

        Meet with at-risk students

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        PSSA prep and administration

        Keystone make ups

        Preparation for and coordination of Awards Assembly

        Coordinate American Legion Award

        Coordinate President’s Award for Educational Excellence

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        “Take Your Child to Work Day” Career Exploratory (if individually requested)

        Working papers (as requested)

        8th Grade:  How to search for jobs/complete applications (Careers class)

 

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Transitions Prevention Education classes –

o    “Internet Safety”

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

Academic:

        REFUGE homework club

        Core Team Meetings

        Educational screenings (ongoing)

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        Homebound applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

        Presentations at the Awards Assembly

        Coordinate Student of the Month

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Schedule Changes

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

        Observe students in classes as needed

 

Career:

        Individual meetings with students to plan their future

        Working papers (as requested)

 

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        SAIP plans

        Family Group Decision Making Referrals

        Caring for Kids program

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

Academic:

        Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

        SSI applications (as needed)

        North’d. County record requests (as needed)

        Review Year-End grades for failures

        Summer School registration

        Student Assistance Report to the State

        Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

        Call home to notify parents of student’s failures and make recommendations

        Register students for summer school

        New student’s schedules into PowerSchool

        Meetings and Input for ER, RR, and GIEP.

 

Career:

        Working papers (as requested)

Personal/Social:

        Olweus program

        Schedule 8th grade tours

        Crisis response

        IEP Team meetings

        Children’s Clinics

        Student Assistance Team meetings

        Individual Counseling (as needed)

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        Child Study Team Meetings

        Class Meetings to instill Soft Skills

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings

 

 

 


 

High School Monthly Counseling Calendar

(Key: Green=Guidance Curriculum; Purple=Prevention, Intervention and Responsive Services; Blue=Individual Student Planning; Maroon=System Support)

                                               

July

 

Academic:

        Scheduling preparation for upcoming school year.

 

 

Career:

 

 

Personal/Social:

        Parent/Teacher/Student meetings (as needed)

        Children’s Clinics (as needed)

        Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals & ISPT Meetings (as needed)

 

 

 

August

Academic:

       PowerSchool Rollover Preparation

       Master schedule revisions/schedule changes

       Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

       Manage 504 plans for students (ongoing)

       9th Grade Orientation

       First day of school grade level assemblies

       Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

       New Enrollments

       Schedule Changes

       Scholarship coordination (ongoing)

       Review college applications

       Write letters of recommendations

       Prepare and send transcripts

       Recommend students for the “Upward Bound” program

       Manage dual enrollment programs at Bloomsburg University and Susquehanna University

 

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Coordinate co-op and career exploration opportunities with students

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       IEP Team meetings

       BrainSteps meetings

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

       Coordinate Homebound Instruction as needed throughout the school year

       Observe students in classes as needed (ongoing)

 

 

September

Academic:

          Meet with at-risk students (progress reports)

          Sun-Tech monthly meetings

          Manage Rotary’s Student Recognition Program (ongoing)

          Manage Lions Student Recognition Program (ongoing)

          Manage Young Americans Student Recognition Program (ongoing)

          12th grade postsecondary planning interviews

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          SAT (Student Assistance Team) meeting (weekly)

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          PSAT Registration (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Testing)

          Input new students information into Powerschool (ongoing)

Career:

       Senior Planning Guide

       Individual planning with seniors

       Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

       Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

Personal/Social:

       Student Interviews (beginning of year)

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Crisis response

       Set up groups

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

October

Academic:

          PSAT Administration

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Keystone Exam Retest Scheduling & Administration

          Input new student’s information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          College Night

          Financial Aid Night

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Sun-Tech presentation to underclassman

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

 

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

November

Academic:

          Meet with at-risk students

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Keystone goal setting

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Keystone Exam setup

          Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Review 1st m.p. Report Cards for printing

          Store grades/clear earned credit

          Honor Roll Report

          Guidance Department budget

Career:

          Financial Aid night

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

          Set up ASVAB for all 11th grade students

Personal/Social:

          Crisis response

          Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

          Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

 

 

December

Academic:

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Keystone administration/proctoring

          Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Sun-Tech visitation with interested 11th grade students

          Manage dual enrollment programs at Bloomsburg University and Susquehanna University

 

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manager times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

 

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

January

Academic:

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Meet with at-risk students

          Schedule changes at semester time

          Keystone administration/proctoring

          Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Review 2nd m.p.  Report Cards for printing

          Store grades/clear earned credit

          Run class rank

          Honor Roll report

          Coordinate ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery) testing

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Send potential failure warning letter to parents of seniors

Career:

          8th grade Course Selection Assemblies

          course selection presentations

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

February

Academic:

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Individual Course Selection meetings

          AP registration

          CDT (classroom diagnostic tools) setup

          Input new student’s information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Coordinate students scheduling

          Assist with Master Schedule

          Schedule students for the following school year using assist with their course selection and career pathways

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Review Career Plan with all students

 

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

 

March

Academic:

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Assist with development of master schedule

          Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Senior Scholarships

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Send potential failure warning letter to parents of seniors

          Schedule students for the following school year using assist with their course selection and career pathways

 

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Manage Geisinger’s Medical Career day field trip

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

Academic:

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          Meet with at-risk students

          Keystone goal setting and results review

          Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Review 3rd marking period report cards for printing

          Store grades/clear earned credit

          Honor Roll report

 

 

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Manage the “Young Women's Futures Symposium” through the Jr. Achievement program

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

May

Academic:

          Review college applications

          Write letters of recommendations

          Prepare and send transcripts

          Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

          AP (Advanced Placement) Testing – Registration & Proctoring

          State Testing – Scheduling

          Proctor Finals (as needed)

          Luzerne County Community College enrollment paperwork

          Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

          Coordinate and administer AP testing

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Coordinate the Nursing co-op program with Geisinger Health System

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

Personal/Social:

       Crisis response

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

June

Academic:

       Review 4th marking period. report cards for printing

o    Store grades

o    Run class rank

o    Honor Roll Report

       Underclassmen Awards

       Input new students’ information into PowerSchool (ongoing)

       Review Year-End grades for failures

       Summer School registration

       Order PSAT materials

       Student Assistance Report to the State

       Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents (ongoing)

          Family Group Decision Making Referrals

       Call home to notify parents of students’ failures and make recommendations

       Register students for summer school

Career:

          Individual meetings with students to plan their future

          Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school (ongoing)

          Set up/Review Smart Futures accounts with students

Personal/Social:

       Schedule 8th grade tours

       Student Assistance Team meetings (weekly)

       Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

7.       Program Delivery 

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM DELIVERY SYSTEM

Elementary Schools

 

Guidance

Curriculum

Provide developmental, comprehensive guidance program content in a systematic way to all students preK-12

Prevention, Intervention and

Responsive Services

Addresses school and student needs

Individual

Student Planning

Assists students and parents in development of academic and career plans

System

Support

Includes program, staff and school support activities and services

Purpose

Student awareness, skill development and application of skills needed to achieve academically and be career and college ready by graduation

Purpose

Prevention, Intervention and Responsive services to groups and/or individuals

Purpose

Individual student academic and occupational planning, decision making, goal setting and preparing for academic transitions.

Purpose

Program delivery and support

Academic

- New Student and Kindergarten Orientations

- SWPBS

 

Academic

-Parent/Teacher/

Student Conferences

- Ability, achievement, and gifted screenings

 

 

Academic

-Individual meetings with students

-IEP meetings

-504 meetings

-SAIP meetings

-Milton Hershey Applications

 

Academic

-Input for ER, RR, GIEP, and 504 evaluations/referrals

-Participate in Child Study meetings

-Coordination & administration of PSSA’s for 3rd – 5th grade.

-Consult with teachers

Career

-Guidance Classes on career awareness and preparation (All 5th grade classes by 17-18 school year)

Career

 

Career

-Individual meetings with students

Career

-Career day

-Guest speakers for careers.

 

Personal/Social

-Guidance Classes K – 5 (as per building) on feelings, problem-solving, anger management, bullying, and calming yourself down.

 

Personal/Social

-Individual counseling as needed

-Crisis counseling

-Small group counseling

-Parent/Teacher/

Student Conferences

 

Personal/Social

-Individual meetings with students

Personal/Social

-Coordinating meetings with outside agencies as needed to support the student/family needs

-Participation in school and district wide crisis team as needed

-Set up local groups for parents to provide information at parent conferences.

-Participation in SAP & Child Study Team

-Records requests for Northumberland County Services

 

Counselor Role

Classroom guidance lessons

Counselor Role

Individual / group/crisis counseling, consultation, parent conferences, Screening

Counselor Role

Individual counseling, 504 & SAIP meeting coordinator

Counselor Role

Participation in grade level, IEP, SAP, CST, and RTII meetings, Coordination of support services

Percentage of Time

        40%

Percentage of Time

        35%

Percentage of Time

             10%

Percentage of Time

         15%

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM DELIVERY SYSTEM

Middle School

Guidance

Curriculum

 

Provides developmental, comprehensive guidance program content in a systematic way to all students preK-12.

 

Prevention, Intervention and

Responsive Services

 

Addresses school and student needs.

Individual

Student Planning

 

Assists students and parents in development of academic and career plans.

System

Support

 

Includes program, staff and school support activities and services.

Purpose

Student awareness, skill development and application of skills needed to achieve academic success and to be career and college ready by graduation.

Purpose

Prevention, Intervention and Responsive services to groups and/or individuals.

Purpose

Individual student academic and occupational planning, decision making, goal setting and preparing for academic transitions.

Purpose

 

Program delivery and support.

Academic

*Back to School Orientation

*1st day of school grade level assemblies

*8th grade tours

*Back to School Night

* Too Good for Drugs (7th & 8th grades)

 

 

 

 

Academic

*Educational Screenings

*Core Team Meetings

*Coordinate Refuge Homework Club

*Meet with at-risk students (progress reports)

*Parent Teacher Conferences

*Child Study Team Meetings

 

*Develop comprehensive program for at-risk students

Academic

*Meetings and Input for ER, RR, 504, and GIEPs

*Milton Hershey applications (as needed)

*Northumberland County Records requests

*SSI Applications (as needed)

*Meet with at-risk students

*Manage 504 plans

*Individual Course Selection

Academic

*Consultation with teachers

*New student schedules into PowerSchool.

*Schedule changes

*PSSA Preparation

*PSSA retest scheduling and administration

*Keystone preparation

*Master schedule development/revisions/changes

*Schedule changes at semester time

*Input new students information into PowerSchool

*Coordinate Student of the Month

*Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents

*Master schedule revisions/schedule changes

*Manage 504 plans for students

*Guidance Department budget

*Call home to notify parents of students failures and make recommendations

*Arrange students for summer school

*Preparation coordination of Awards Assembly

*Coordinate American Legion Award

*Coordinate and present President’s Award for Educational Excellence

*Update website

*SAT report to the State

*Observe students in classes as needed.

*Assist with development of master schedule

Career

*8th grade Course selection classroom presentations

*8th grade course selection computer entry

*Career Research PowerPoint using Bureau of Labor Statistics (Computer Class & Careers Class)

*Career Exploration/Budget (Math class)

*Resume Writing (English class)

*Coin Career Targets for 7th grade

Career

*Dropout prevention individual meetings

 

 

 

Career

*Course selection

*Take Your Child To Work Day Career Exploratory (as requested)

*Individual meetings with students to plan their future

 

 

 

 

*6th grade Coin Career Targets for

*7th grade The Real Game Academic Excellence Activity

*8th grade Holland Personality Types

Career

*Working papers (as requested)

*8th grade high school scheduling assemblies

*8th grade Sun Area Vocational Technical School, Tour plus exploratory planning, and classroom video presentation.

 

 

 

Personal/Social

*Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

* Too Good for Drugs (7th & 8th grades)

 

Personal/Social

*Individual counseling & peer counseling

*Transitions Prevention Education classes: Sexual Harassment, Date Rape Drugs, Cyber Bullying, Internet Safety, When Dating Turns Dangerous

*SAT team member/case manager

*Crisis response

*IEP Team meetings

*Children’s Clinics

*SAIP plans

*Parent/Teacher/ Student meeting

*Caring for Kids Program

* Small group counseling

*Red Ribbon Week “How to Be Drug Free”

*Community & School Based Behavioral Health Referrals and Meetings

Personal/Social

*Student Interviews (beginning of year)

 

Personal/Social

*Crisis team member

*Participation in SAP team meetings

*Coordinate Homebound Instruction as needed throughout the school year

*Observe students in classes as needed

Counselor Role

Whole group presentations, Individual counseling, Consultation, Coordination of transportation, Coordination of Business Partners

 

Counselor Role

 

Individual counseling, consultation, parent conferences

Counselor Role

 

Individual counseling, acting as a team member, coordination of programs

Counselor Role

 

Grade level meetings, preparing and administering testing,  special education meetings,

Percentage of Time

 

35%

 

 

Percentage of Time

 

30%

Percentage of Time

 

 

15%

Percentage of Time

 

 

20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM DELIVERY SYSTEM

High School

Guidance

Curriculum

 

Provides developmental, comprehensive guidance program content in a systematic way to all students preK-12.

 

Prevention, Intervention and

Responsive Services

 

Addresses school and student needs.

Individual

Student Planning

 

Assists students and parents in development of academic and career plans.

System

Support

 

Includes program, staff and school support activities and services.

Purpose

Student awareness, skill development and application of skills needed to achieve academically and be career and college ready by graduation.

Purpose

Prevention, Intervention and Responsive services to groups and/or individuals.

Purpose

Individual student academic and occupational planning, decision making, goal setting and preparing for academic transitions.

Purpose

 

Program delivery and support.

Academic

 

*9th Grade Orientation

*1st day of school grade level assemblies

*12th grade postsecondary planning interviews

 

 

 

 

Academic

*Parent phone calls

*Teacher concerns

*Meet with at-risk students (progress reports)

*Develop program for at-risk students

Academic

*Input for ER, RR, 504, GIEPs

*Keystone goal setting

*Review college applications

*Write letters of recommendations

*Prepare and send transcripts

*Meet with at-risk students

*Keystone goal results review

*Individual Course Selection meetings

*12th grade postsecondary planning

 

Academic

*Consultation with teachers

*New Enrollments

*Schedule changes

*PSAT registration and administration

*PSSA retest scheduling and administration

*Keystone administration/ proctoring

*AP registration and proctoring

*CDT & Keystone setup

*PowerSchool Duties

(report cards, storing grades, clearing earned credits, class rank, honor roll, adjusting final grade setup, years & terms, rollover preparation)

*Summer school registration

*Master schedule development/revisions/changes

*Sun-Tech monthly meetings

*Manage Rotary’s Student Recognition Program

*Manage Lions Student Recognition Program

*Manage Young Americans Student Recognition Program

*Schedule changes at semester time

*Input new students’ information into PowerSchool

*Run class rank

*Honor Roll report

*Coordinate ASVAB testing

*Coordinate Student Assistance Improvement Plans with students and parents

*Send potential failure warning letter to parents of seniors

*Master schedule revisions/schedule changes

*Manage 504 plans for students

*PSAT Administration

*Keystone Exam Retest Scheduling & Administration

*Guidance Department budget

*Sun-Tech visitation with interested 10th grade students

*Manage dual enrollment programs at Bloomsburg University, Lackawanna College and Susquehanna University

*Call home to notify parents of students’ failures and make recommendations

*Register students for summer school

*Coordinate/manage Awards program

*Update website

*Order PSAT materials

*AP Testing – Registration & Proctoring

*SAT report to the State

*Assist with development of master schedule

Career

*Course selection presentation (8th gr)

*Course selection assemblies

*Upward Bound presentation

*12th grade post-secondary planning interviews

*Individual meetings with students to plan their future

*11th grade Career Plan

Career

*Dropout prevention individual meetings

*Survey high school students on individual career plans

*Job Shadow (11th gr.)

*encouraged as part of their career plan

Career

*Course selection

*Manage Medical Career day field trip at Geisinger Hospital

 

Career

*Junior Parent Night

*Senior Parent Night

*College Rep Visits

*Financial Aid Night

*Sun-Tech presentation to underclassman

*Manage times and dates for College and Military visits to our school

*Coordinate co-op and career exploration opportunities with students

*Senior Planning Guide

*Individual planning with seniors

*Manage the “Young Women's Futures Symposium” through the Jr. Achievement program

 

Personal/Social

*Schedule 8th grade tours

 

*Student interviews (begin. of year, 9-12)

Personal/Social

*SAT team member/case manager

*Crisis response

*IEP Team meetings

*Brain Steps meet/manage

*Set up groups

Personal/Social

*Individual counseling & peer counseling as needed

*Student Interviews (beginning of year)

 

Personal/Social

*Crisis team member

*Participation in SAP team meetings

*SWPBS team member

*Coordinate Homebound Instruction as needed throughout the school year

*Observe students in classes as needed

Counselor Role

Whole group presentations, Individual counseling, Consultation, Coordination of transportation, Coordination of Business Partners

Counselor Role

 

Individual counseling, consultation, parent conferences

Counselor Role

 

Individual counseling, acting as a team member, coordination of programs

Counselor Role

 

Grade level meetings, preparing and administering testing,  special education meetings, WRAP meetings, SWPBS meetings

Percentage of Time

5%

Percentage of Time

20%

Percentage of Time

 

30%

Percentage of Time

 

45%

 

 

9. Curriculum Action Plan: This document further explains the items listed in the Guidance Curriculum section of the Delivery System chart.  (Note: Black print represents programs/activities currently in place, while red represents proposed programs/activities).

 

10. Organizing Career Resources –

         Resource Types

                       List Resources

      Organizations/Agencies

Junior Achievement, Elizabeth Ackerman

2420 Cehman Lane, Suite 100

Lancaster, PA  17602 (717)669-3618

 

CSIU

90 Lawton Lane, Milton, PA  17847 (570) 524-7104

 

 

Evangelical Community Hospital

1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA  17837 (570) 522-2000

 

Susquehanna Health Systems

700 High Street, Williamsport, PA  17701 (570) 321-1000

 

Geisinger Medical Center

100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA (570)271-6212

 

River Woods

River Road, Lewisburg, PA  17837 (570) 524-2271

 

Kramms

743 Mahoning Street, Milton, PA  17847 (570) 742-2681

 

 

 

Intermediary Organizations

 

 

 

Umbrella Organizations

 

 

Central PA Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Shaffer

30 Lawton Lane, Milton, PA  17847 (570) 742-7341

 

Greater Susquehanna Chamber of Commerce

2859 Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA  17876

(570) 743-4100

 

Susquehanna Valley United Way, Joanne Troutman

335 Market Street, Ste. 2, Sunbury, PA  17801

(570) 988-0993

 

Community/State Agencies

 

 

 

PA Career Link

225 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Sunbury, PA  17801

 

Americorps

www.americorps.gov

 

Commonwealth Workforce Development System

www.cwds.state.pa.us

 

Penn State Cooperative Extension

443 Plum Creek Road, Sunbury, PA  17801

 800-851-9710 

 

PHEAA,

Tiffanie Devan

tdevan@pheaa.org

(570) 220-0473

 

 

PA State Police, (570) 524-2662

50 Lawton Lane, Milton, PA  17847

    Networking Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Weis Markets

147 Market Street, Sunbury, PA  17801

(570) 286-4121

 

Individual Contacts

 

Community/Business Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

Sunbury Rotary Club

Sunbury, PA  17801

 

Sunbury Lions Club

Sunbury, PA 17801

 

 

Milton Career Fair, MHS 

700 Mahoning Street, Milton, PA 

 

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

3076 West 12th Street

Erie, PA  16505

 

Bucknell College Fair sponsored by SVSCA

 

 

Community Events

 

 

Open Houses, College Visits, Career Fairs

             Online/ Onland

 

Smart Futures

kahnacademy

College Board-Career Exploration

PA Career Zone

Job Web

Education Planner

ASCA

PDE

 

Internet Based Links

 

 

Media/Advertising

 

 

 

On Fire Promotions, Greg Troutman, (570) 522-8009, 434 Market St., Lewisburg

Football Program

Musical Program

School Newspaper

 

11.     Individualized Academic/Career Plan - Starting in 8th grade students will develop their Academic/Career Plan. This will start with the 2016-2017 school year. It will be completed when the school counselor meets with students regarding course selection for the following school year.

 

12. Career and Technical Center Strategy-

 

Student Awareness:

Grade

Intervention/

Program/ Events

Stakeholder/

Delivering

Data Used/Success Indicator

Begin & End

Contact Person

          9

Assembly

Educators/

Students

Questions and Answers

December

Coleman/Donlan

         9

Field Trip

Educators/

Students

Questions and Answers

Enrollment requests

 January

Coleman/Donlan

 

Parent Awareness:

Intervention/

Program/Events

Date

Stakeholder/

Delivering

Data Used/Success Indicator

Contact Person

9th Grade Orientation

August

Educators

Questions and Answers

Coleman/Donlan

Brochures at Open House/

Conferences

September and November

Educators

Questions from parents

Coleman/Donlan

Open House/

Conferences

September and November

Educators

Questions from parents

Coleman/Donlan

 

Educator Awareness:

Intervention/

Program/Events

Date

Stakeholder/

Delivering

Data Used/Success Indicator

Contact Person

 Field Trip Chaperones      

January

Educators

Increased enrollment requests

Coleman/Donlan

 

13.   Job Descriptions- Attach any job descriptions that your district has developed

  or all counselors at all levels.

Shikellamy School District

Sunbury, Pennsylvania

TITLE:  Elementary School Guidance Counselor

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education shall consist of a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution.  Pennsylvania certification must include the category of Guidance Counselor and other qualifications as may be desired by the Board of Education.

REPORTS TO:           Primary Responsibility – District Elementary Principal and the Elementary School

                                    Building Principals where assigned.

                        Secondary Responsibility – Coordinator/Supervisor of Guidance Services

JOB GOAL:  The Elementary Guidance Counselor is responsible for providing guidance activities to the students in the buildings to which he/she is assigned. 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

I.                    Overall Responsibilities

a.       Counsel with students, teachers, and parents individually and in groups.

b.      Consult regularly with the building principals and teachers concerning the school’s learning environment.

c.       Refer to and coordinate activities with community agencies.

d.      Conduct information programs for parents.

e.       Provide in-service training for staff in the areas of educational psychology, learning theory, child development, and counseling theory.

f.        Assist teachers in focusing on the learning style and environment of the individual student.

g.      Work with the school staff on implementing a plan for identifying and coping with individual strengths and talents as well as individual liabilities and deviations. 

h.      Develop, implement, and involve the staff in an ongoing research and evaluation program.

i.        Assist teachers in utilizing appraisal procedures for students and program.

j.        Develop and implement curriculum programs closely related to the guidance area such as career programs and self-concept programs.

k.      Assist teachers in developing sound guidance practices within their classrooms.

l.        Utilize various strategies in working with students such as the Human Development Techniques, Kindle Series, Duso Kit Materials, Behavior Modification, and other attitudinal and adjustment behavior planning.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Salary and work year as established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Board of Education. 

EVALUATION:  Formal evaluation s will be conducted by administrators as assigned by the District Superintendent of Schools.  Informal evaluation following Board policy will be conducted when necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shikellamy School District

Sunbury, Pennsylvania

TITLE:  Middle School Guidance Counselor

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education shall consist of a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution.  Pennsylvania certification must include the category of Guidance Counselor and other qualifications as may be desired by the Board of Education.

REPORTS TO:           Primary Responsibility – Middle School Principal/s

                        Secondary Responsibility – Coordinator/Supervisor of Guidance Services

JOB GOAL:  The Middle School Guidance Counselor is responsible for providing guidance activities to the students in the buildings to which he/she is assigned. 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

I.                    Overall Responsibilities

a.       Help the student to develop a better understanding of him/herself.

b.      Help the student to recognize his assets and limitations.

c.       Help the student to establish realistic and worthy goals and to develop sound plans for working towards these goals.

d.      Help the student to acquire the ability to handle problems of human relationships such as skill in working and playing with others under a variety of conditions.

e.       Help the student to bridge the gap between elementary and high schools.

f.        Help make each student feel that he individually is important.

g.      Assist the school staff in securing, interpreting, and using information concerning the characteristics, needs and opportunities of students.

h.      Cooperate with parents in helping to remedy their child’s adjustment, educational, or emotional problems.

i.        Cooperate with community agencies that provide services for young people.

j.        Help students to begin to explore the world of work.

 

II.                 Specific Responsibilities

a.        Place students in the appropriate sections in compliance with the educational goals of the Middle School.

b.      Plan with the principal the materials and agenda for orientation meetings with parents and students of the incoming sixth grade.

c.       Cooperate with the Senior High School staff in organizing an orientation program for the eighth grade students who are ready to enter that building.

d.      Guide students in making wise course decisions as they plan for high school.

e.       Counsel all failing students especially when the student is in danger of failing a major subject for the year.

f.        Help in the selection of students who are eligible for honorary awards.

g.      Interpret objective test scores to teachers, students, and parents.

h.      Have an individual interview with each sixth grade student.  Other individual interviews will be conducted as needed.

i.        Make schedule changes on an individual basis after consultation with the teachers involved and with the approval of the principal.

j.        Meet with each teacher to discuss the problems and concerns of students to plan for special programs.

k.      Participate in parent, teacher, and parental conferences.

l.        Maintain a master file of up-to-date lists of students assigned to each class and homeroom and supervise the maintenance of the scholastic records.

m.    Consult with the school nurse concerning students with physical disabilities and limitations and inform the student’s teachers of these problems.

n.      Meet with the speech and hearing therapists and remedial reading teachers to help identify students to be screened for possible remedial help or therapy.

o.      Refer those students needing intensive diagnosis to pupil personnel specialists and/or community agencies.

p.      Maintain a schedule of standardized test administration that is in accord with the school testing schedule and supervise the giving of these tests.

q.      Participate in curriculum planning with the school’s principal and teachers.

r.        Have group guidance classes as needed to cover such items as orientation, how to study, the testing program, the world of work, etc.

s.       Supervise the activities of the school’s Career Resource Center.

t.        Make individual counseling available for those who need it.  These conferences may be held at the request of teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, or student self-referral.

u.      Maintain a close working relationship with the school nurse who will identify children with chronic physical problems, either real or imagined, who need counseling.

v.      Maintain close contact with other guidance counselors in the district and attend all departmental meetings.

w.    Assist the principal as needed in carrying out the educational program of the school.

x.      Have individual counseling sessions with students who have become discipline problems to help them explore the reasons for their actions and to suggest more appropriate behavior.  The assessing and carrying out of penalties is an administrative responsibility and, therefore, not an area of activity for the counselor. 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Work year to include regular school year plus 20 days.  Salary to be established by the Board of Education.

EVALUATION:  Formal evaluations will be conducted by administrators as assigned by the District Superintendent of Schools.  Informal evaluations following Board policy will be conducted when necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shikellamy School District

Sunbury, Pennsylvania

TITLE:  Senior High School Guidance Counselor

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education shall consist of a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution.  Pennsylvania certification must include the category of Guidance Counselor and other qualifications as may be desired by the Board of Education.

REPORTS TO:           Primary Responsibility – Senior High School Principal/s

                        Secondary Responsibility – Coordinator/Supervisor of Guidance Services

JOB GOAL:  The Senior High School Guidance Counselor is responsible for providing guidance activities to the students assigned to him/her. 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

I.                    Educational Guidance

a.       Assist students in schedule planning and course selections.

b.      Approve changes in the student’s educational program.

c.       Conduct research on curriculum offerings and offer constructive suggestions for improvement to the teachers and the administration.

d.      Hold conferences with teachers and/or parents when necessary for the purpose of studying the problems of specific students.

e.       Work out a program for meeting the needs of students who fail required courses so that they may complete graduation requirements.

f.        Maintain a program for dispensing information on guidance activities through a publication of a Guidance Newsletter.

g.      Cooperate with the administration in planning the orientation for eighth grade students during the spring.

h.      Supervise the maintenance of the scholastic and personal records and the release of information to qualified agencies.

i.        Conduct a testing program in accordance with the general school program. (C.D. 7.00 Professional Employees Handbook).

j.        Be involved in discipline matters only on a remedial or preventative role; no punitive discipline will be handled by the counselor.

k.      Assist in the selection of students for Honorary Awards and Scholarships.

l.        Cooperate with college admission personnel and other post-high school training admissions people by arranging visitations to the high school and to the colleges.

m.    Act as a Public Relations Agent to improve communication among the various publics serviced by the guidance department and to promote good guidance relationships.

n.      Monitor the Independent Study Program through close cooperation with the teachers and students.

o.      Identify exceptional students and provide educational experience appropriate to their special needs.

p.      Cooperate closely with the SUN-AVTS in the mutual concern for shared students. 

 

II.                  Career Guidance

a.       Supervise the maintenance and use of the Career Resource Center. 

b.      Develop and maintain a program to disseminate vocational information to teachers and students by loaning career materials and providing the opportunity to discuss career alternatives. 

c.       Provide the opportunity at least once a year for each student to discuss his career plans with a counselor.

d.      Administer special tests which may help the individual understand his interests and aptitudes when necessary.

e.       Cooperate with the State Employment Service for building job seeking skills of students.

f.        Maintain a close relationship with the Central Susquehanna Chamber of Commerce and other cooperating community individuals and agencies for Career Exploration with students. 

g.      Work with teachers and department heads in relating their subjects to the career aims of the students.

h.      Explore and implement ways of increasing the interest of students in their careers.

i.        Provide every opportunity possible for students to make a realistic career choice.

j.        Participate in industrial and business visitations to learn more about local career opportunities for graduates.

k.      Plan and organize the “Focus on Success” career speakers to provide career information from local successful people in specific fields.

l.        Participate actively on committees with affect student education alternatives, e.g. Early Graduation, Work Release, Career Exploration

m.    Provide information on the Post-Graduation plans for the Senior Class.

 

 

III.              Personal Guidance

a.       Make counseling available for every student in the Senior High School

b.      Provide the atmosphere which will enable students to feel comfortable discussing their concerns.

c.       Seek out those students who have specific personal adjustment difficulties and assist them in positive support and direction.

d.      Conduct group counseling sessions for students with such objectives as decision-making, values clarification, self-concept, career choice, and personal adjustment.

e.       Provide information to acquaint students with opportunities in the military service.  Arrange for interested students to learn more about their abilities by taking the ASVAB tests.

f.        Plan individualized programs for students with special needs such as the married or handicapped student so that he/she may complete graduation.

g.      Acquaint withdrawing students of future educational alternatives such as Adult Evening Classes and the GED Program for the Commonwealth Diploma.

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TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Work year to include regular school year plus any additional days scheduled by the administration and agreed upon by the employee.  Salary to be established by the Board of Education.

EVALUATION:  Formal evaluations will be conducted by administrators as assigned by the District Superintendent of Schools.  Informal evaluations following Board policy will be conducted when necessary.