Annual School Counseling Report
Parent & Teacher Needs Assessment Data
As there are more topics to cover than time allows, we asked for teacher and parent feedback in regards to what topics they felt were most important. The feedback from these assessments was used to develop the classroom guidance scope & sequence, which can be viewed here. The data from the Parent Needs Assessment and Teacher Needs Assessment are also available for your reference. The data was disaggregated by grade level to better identify the topics for each grade. Please see data presentation below.
First grade teachers (5) and parents (5) that completed the needs assessment agreed on the following topics and corresponding importance:
1. Tattling & Reporting
2. Responsible Behavior
2. Organizational Skills
3. Understanding Differences
1. Goal Setting
2. Study Skills
Second grade teachers (3) and parents (10) agreed on the following topics and corresponding importance:
1. Communication & Listening Skills
1. Tattling & Reporting
2. Time Management
3. Organizational Skills
4. Study Skills
1. Internet/Tech Safety
*There were not enough teacher and parent needs assessments completed for kindergarten to provide corresponding data.
Lesson Assessments- Plickers
An overview of the data collected on counseling services can be seen below.
Parent Academy- Growth Mindset Presentation
Mr. Russell and I presented on Growth Mindset at one of the Parent Academies held this year. We shared the definitions of fixed and growth mindset, as well as discussed the effects of each on our students. We also shared strategies to foster a growth mindset, such as reframing fixed mindset statements, and gave parents a chance to practice reframing example statements. At the end of the presentation, parents were asked to complete a survey about the presentation, with the results being available here.
Based on survey data from last year, which can be viewed here, we decided to participate in the Pennies for Patients fundraiser again this year. We more than doubled what we collected our 1st year, collecting a total of $3,479.56.
Goals for next year
- Complete mini-meetings with all 1st & 2nd graders
- Improve student referral process
- Make positive contact with all K-2 parents at least one time
- Implement new student program
- Collect & report daily attendance data
- Complete staff training on Growth Mindset
- Collect more perceptual and results data