Getting to know...

Your School Counselor!

Ms. Kargbo and Ms. Carmack

Ms. Kargbo: Director of School Counseling

Grade Levels I mostly work with: All students

Ms. Carmack: Elementary School Counselor

Grade Levels I mostly work with: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade

Who does the School Counselor meet with?

  • Meets with students individually
  • Meets with students in small groups
  • Meets with students in classroom lessons
  • Meets with teachers and other staff to help students be successful
  • Meets with parents/guardians to help them

What can a School Counselor help me with?

  1. Academics
  2. Social/Emotional needs
  3. Career Exploration
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  • Test taking strategies
  • Goal setting
  • Strengths and Challenges in the classroom
  • Strategies to help with learning

Social/Emotional Needs

  • How to be a good friend
  • Manners
  • Understanding different feelings and emotions
  • Helping students feel safe at home and at school
  • Coping strategies
  • Strategies for calming down
  • Social skills
  • Communication strategies
  • Internet safety
  • Bullying
  • Peer conflicts

Career Exploration

  • Different careers
  • How to get to those careers
  • Where to learn more about careers

Confidentiality=what you say to me, stays with me; keeping your information private

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Times I have to break confidentiality

  1. You say you want to hurt yourself
  2. You say someone is hurting you
  3. You say you want to hurt someone else

Ways to come see me:

  1. Ask your teacher
  2. Send me a note
  3. Use the IPad in the lunch room to fill out a request form
  4. Use the QR code in your classroom and a tablet to fill out request form

Why I might come see you?

  • A teacher is concerned with something you said or did
  • You are absent a lot from school
  • To help you understand how to make better choices
  • Your parent is concerned with something you said or did
  • You did something great!
  • I want to invite you to a small group
  • Just checking-in
  • Another student is concerned with something you said or did

Not because I am trying to get you in TROUBLE!

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