Guidance

Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor
Jennifer Davis
Email:  jfdavis@wcs.k12.va.us

The Guidance Program

Guidance and counseling programs, activities, and services focus on helping children experience healthy growth for future success. As part of a balanced approach to school counseling, our program is aligned with the ASCA Model. Many services are available to reach all students.

·    All students receive age appropriate instruction in the classroom related to the topics of academic, career, and social/emotional development.

·    As needed, groups of children with similar needs are supported through specialized group counseling.

·    The school counselor consults with parents, school staff, and students for individual student planning of interventions, problem assessments, referral to appropriate professionals, and special education planning.

How can I contact the school counselor?

Students – Tell a parent or teacher you would like to talk to the counselor, let me know during classroom guidance, or when you see me in the hallway.

Parents – Email, call, or send a note to school in an envelope marked with my name.

In order to achieve consistency in our classroom guidance programs, the Washington County Elementary School Counselors have developed a series of topics to be covered in each elementary school during the school year.

Kindergarten: Character development/Career awareness, Recognizing emotions, Social skills

First grade: Character development/Career awareness, Recognizing and understanding emotions, Social skills, Study skills

Second grade: Character development/Career awareness, Social skills, Study skills, Conflict resolution

Third grade: Character development/Career awareness, Problem solving/Conflict resolution, Bullying prevention, Test taking strategies, Peer pressure

Fourth grade: Character development/Career awareness, Problem solving/Conflict resolution, Bullying prevention, Test taking strategies, Peer pressure

Fifth grade: Character development/Career awareness, Conflict resolution, Respect for diversity, Test taking strategies, Transition and change

I am looking forward to helping your child have the best year ever!!!
Jennifer Davis