Counseling Program

Batesville Intermediate School Counseling Program

 

Classroom Social Emotional Learning Lessons

SE Learning Lessons are completed through our Allied Arts Rotation.  Therefore, each classroom has a lesson one time a month.  Lessons are 45 minutes in long and cover a variety of topics.

Counseling Folders ~ Students have counseling folders that they keep all tangible paperwork from each lesson.  At the end of the year, these folders are taken home by students to share with their families!

2019-2020 Classroom Counseling Lessons
August ~ Introduction Lesson “What does a school counselor do?”
September ~ Bullying
October ~ Red Ribbon Week and Child Abuse Awareness
November ~ 3rd grade Friendship, 4th and 5th grade Careers
December ~ Sacred Pause Presentation
January ~ Mindfulness
February ~ Manners

 

Small Group Counseling

Small Group Counseling is available to students who may need assistance with social or emotional skills.  Small group counseling is also created at times for students coping with similar life experiences.

 

Individual Counseling

Occasionally, students may benefit from one on one sessions with the school counselor.  These are called counseling “Check-In’s”.  It is important to note that these are not therapy sessions and do not take the place of a licensed therapist.  However, individual “Check-In’s” are beneficial for students who need coping skills during the school day and occasional Check-In’s from the counselor to enhance emotional well-being.

 

Leadership Groups

Girls in Pearls is a 5th grade Leadership group offered to students who are selected by teachers.  This group meets every two weeks during lunch and has been developed to enhance our 5th grade girls’ natural ability to become leaders.

Guys in Ties is a 5th grade Leadership group offered to students as well and is facilitated by our School Resource Officer that encourages the same goals for our 5th grade boys.

Kindness Crew is a 5th grade student-initiated group that meets quarterly.  This groups’ goal is to cultivate ideas and see them through to spread kindness at Batesville Intermediate School.