WCF Counseling News
What's Been Happenin' First Semester!
What We Have Been Up To:
Project AIM is a group-level youth development intervention designed to reduce HIV risk behaviors among youth. It is based on the Theory of Possible Selves and encourages youth to imagine a positive future and discuss how current risk behaviors can be a barrier to a successful adulthood.
Project AIM consists of 12 sessions and uses group discussions, interactive and small group activities, and role-plays to encourage youth to explore their personal interests, social surrounding, and what they want to become as an adult. Activities include taking a career interest inventory, developing business cards and resumes, and participating in interviews. These activities allow youth to envision themselves in a future career and involve them in the planning and decision-making for their future.
We met with Ms. Cardwell's 6th grade Encore classes on Monday/Wednesday and Mr. Miller's classes on Tuesday/Thursday. We wrapped up the program the middle of January with a graduation party for the students.
The 2nd round of Project AIM will start the beginning of February. The counselors will again go into Ms. Cardwell and Mr. Miller's 6th grade Encore classes to reach the rest of the 6th graders.
WCF School Counseling Data
Some trends/main issues we are seeing, when working students, include:
- Conflict with Peers
- Family Issues
The chart below shows a break down of students, by grade-level, that we are seeing.
National School Counseling Week!
Highland and Gaston Early College Visits
Gaston Early College will be here on Tuesday, February 3rd. The downstairs 8th grade team's presentation begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Auditorium; the upstairs 8th grade team's presentation begins at 8:45 a.m.
Elementary School Visits
Career Fair for 8th grade Students
Student of the Month
Honor Roll Luncheon
DO THE RIGHT THING
Each school is allowed to nominate two students (not for the same action, however). One student per level (elementary/middle/high) is picked as the overall "winner", and this student receives lunch at the Gaston County Country Club, as well as, receives some awesome prizes.
We have had several students win in the past and it is such an honor for them and their parents/guardians.
Nominations are due to Ms. Miller by February 3rd. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Miller.
A link to the nomination form can be found below: