School Counselor's Corner

 

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Ms. Fredina James, Professional School Counselor

 Meet the Counselor 

 

School Counseling Program Mission Statement

The Counseling department at James Ryder Randall Elementary School provides a comprehensive school counseling program, focusing on academic, personal/social and career development within a safe, supportive, caring and nurturing environment so that all children achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. 

 

Program Goal Statements

1

To help students understand themselves as learners and encourage them to develop skills that will enable them to reach their academic potential.

2

To assist student to be aware of one’s beliefs and interests and to develop a positive self-image.

3

To provide students with the opportunities to assess personal interests and aptitudes in relation to career interests.

  

 

   

WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT A SCHOOL COUNSELOR? 

 PERSONAL/SOCIAL 

• When a student indicates that they are worried about being bullied  • When a student verbalizes that they are depressed or show signs of depression  • When a student has experienced thoughts about suicide and/or hurting others  • When a student is dealing with a lot of internal family problems (situations like      
   divorce, separations, and death)  
• When a student appears to be dealing with identity issues  • When a student demonstrates being stressed and anxious frequently  • When a student is involved with drugs and alcohol  • When a student is talking about dropping out of school  • When a student has intense fears of violence and terrorism  • When a student is unsure about dealing with transition beyond high school  • When a student expresses low self esteem  • When a student is experiencing a change in academic performance  • When a student has difficulty with a relationship with students, adults and  persons of authority  
 
ACADEMICS  

• When a student is not performing on grade level  • When a student is having difficulty with a particular academic domain  • When a student appears to be having severe learning problems  • When a student is acting out inappropriately   When a student has a high number of absenteeism from class  • When a student appears unable to stay on task  • When a student does not complete assignments  • When a student needs a schedule change  • When a student is having difficulty with one or more teachers  • When a student has questions regarding graduation requirements  • When a student has questions regarding SAT/ACT and PSAT tests  • When a student has questions regarding Advanced Placement courses  
• When a student ­athlete has questions regarding NCAA Clearinghouse 

CAREER AWARENESS  

• When a student wants additional information about a career  • When a student is undecided regarding future job/career  • When a student wants to participate in a job shadowing experience  • When a student needs an Personal Education Plan  • When a student desires to participate in Early Admissions  • When a student needs information regarding Concurrent Enrollment  • When a student wants to participate in Release Time  • When a student is selecting courses for upcoming school year  • When a student is looking for the College Preparation Checklist  • When a student desires to attend the Annual College and Career Fairs at Prince George's Community College

 
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