The mission of Rock Creek Elementary's School Counseling Program is to foster each student's social, academic and career development by providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate counseling program so that students become responsible and productive members of our community.
What is a school counselor?
Elementary school counselors are educators trained in child development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills, who understand and promote success for today's diverse students. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. The program teaches knowledge, attitudes, and skills students need to acquire in academic, career, and social/emotional development, which serve as a foundation for future success.
"Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success" (ASCA, 2016)
Every classroom participates in bi-weekly guidance lessons. The primary purpose is to introduce students to skills, attitudes, and knowledge they will need to be safe, respectful, and be their best for this year and years to come.
Referrals may be made for students to receive one-on-one, short-term and goal-focused individual counseling.
Small Group Counseling
Small group counseling provides students with assistance to improve skills in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career development. Working with students in small groups is one strategy for helping students become more successful.
Activities and partnership with outside agencies within the community, as well as with teachers and staff, to better meet student needs at school and at home.
How Can a Student See Mrs. Knies?
- Teacher/Faculty Referral
- Parent Referral
If you have a concern about your child and would like to speak with, or request that Mrs. Knies speak with your child, please feel free to call Mrs. Kathy Knies at 931-361-0244.