A Professional School Counselor is available at Armstrong Elementary to provide a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program and services for all students in the areas of:
• Guidance Curriculum – In an effort to help students develop competence in essential life skills.
• Responsive Services – Provide Intervention for immediate personal/social/emotional concerns.
• Individual Planning – Provide guidance to help students plan, monitor, and manage their personal, educational and career goals, and facilitate transition activities for post-secondary education and or/or training.
• System Support – Support campus staff, parents, and community to promote the educational, career, personal and social development of students, as well as, the Developmental Guidance Program.
Monthly Character Traits
This year we are emphasizing the monthly Character Traits by using the Core Essentials Program on the morning announcements and in the classrooms. The Character Traits for each month:
August: Wisdom – Finding out what you should do and doing it.
September: Initiative – Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
October: Individuality – Discovering who you are meant to be.
November: Contentment – Deciding to be okay with what you have.
December: Service - Lending a helping hand to help someone else.
January: Self-Control – Choosing to do what you should even when you don’t want to.
February: Compassion – Caring enough to do something about someone else’s need.
March: Cooperation – Working together to do more than you can alone.
April: Hope – Believing that something good can come out of something bad.
May: Perseverance – Refusing to give up when life gets hard.