Mrs. Ray meets the needs of the school and students through a variety of methods. Some of the main ways Mrs. Ray interacts with and meets the needs of students and families is through classroom guidance lessons, individual counseling, small group counseling, and parent meetings.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Throughout the year, Mrs. Ray visits every class during a library or classroom session to teach a lesson that corresponds with the character trait of the month. In addition, a letter is sent home after each lesson to describe what was discussed and the activities that were completed.
In addition to the lesson each month, the character trait will correspond with a PBIS trait. The basis for the PBIS framework is allowing students to know what behaviors and actions are expected of them in every area of the school day. When students display these behaviors and expectations, they are positively rewarded through earning a PRIDE ticket, a possible nomination for the Turner Award each month, and any other rewards his or her teacher may supply.
Mrs. Ray meets with students on a variety of issues throughout the day and the year. If I child wishes to see Mrs. Ray they must inform their teacher who will submit a counselor referral form. Students must wait for Mrs. Ray to come ask for them from class.
Parents may call, e-mail, or write a note to Mrs. Ray if they wish for their child to meet with Mrs. Ray.
*Please note that these sessions with Mrs. Ray do not replace therapy with a mental health professional.
Various small group counseling topics are covered throughout the school year. The group sessions are held in the privacy of the counseling office and usually meet for approximately 6-7 sessions during your child's lunch. Group Experiences that are offered throughout the year include:
Friendship Club (social skills building)
Banana Splits (Divorce/separated/changing families)
Anger Busters (Anger and conflict management)
Worry Busters (Stress and anxiety management)
Memory Lane (Grief support)*
*as participation allows/is requested.
You can schedule a time to meet Mrs. Ray by calling
330.325.2011 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Ray is also available during regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences and you may request her presence at the meeting also.
**Trust is an essential component in any counseling relationship, and confidentiality creates that trust**