Greenbrier Elementary Guidance and Counseling Program
The developmental guidance and counseling program at our school addresses the needs of elementary students by stressing academic achievement, decision making, personal and social development. Our proactive program emphasizes early development of a healthy self -concept and respect for the feelings of others in an effort to prevent more serious problems in later school years. Greenbrier is fortunate to have two counselors this year!
We offer support through the following avenues:
Classroom Guidance: Each class will receive one guidance lesson per month on topics such as conflict resolution, communication skills, study skills, self-esteem, and character qualities.
Individual Counseling: Students may be referred by the parent, teacher, or self for one on one counseling. Students are seen on an as needed basis. Parents will be notified if a student is seen for counseling more than once.
Group Counseling: Students may be referred by the parent, teacher, or self for group counseling with other students who may be experiencing similar difficulties. Parents will notified of student participation.
Parent Conferences: We are always here to help with any difficulties you are your child might have. Please contact us via phone or email if you need our assistance!
Jennifer Swift firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website.
It is our honor to serve the parents and students of Greenbrier Elementary. It is our goal to make each day the best possible for your child. We will do all we can to ensure your child’s well-being and success in school!
Melanie Liles and Jennifer Swift
Greenbrier Elementary School participates in a school wide initiative called “The School of Kindness.” Students and staff are provided a sundry of opportunities to TTTBK (Take Time To Be Kind) and create a caring school environment.
This year the Greenbrier Guidance Department will be focusing following the philosophy behind Sean Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Happy Children. This inspires a school-wide positive environment within students, faculty and staff. The habits focus on emotions, strengths, friendships, and accomplishments. The 7 habits are as follows:
1. Be Proactive - Manage feelings and stay optimistic.
2. Begin with the End in Mind - Anticipate the good, persist, and be resilient.
3. Put First Things First - Prioritize positive choices, plans and accomplishment.
4. Think Win-Win - Adopt a growth mindset.
5. Seek to Understand and Be Understood - Manage feelings and be empathetic.
6. Synergize - Focus on strengths.
7. Sharpen the Saw - Take care of self and others and find meaning and purpose.
In this program, students and staff are encouraged to actively look for acts of kindness and character in others. Students and classes are able to receive bucks from staff members for their kind behavior and character. These Brier Bucks may later be “cashed in” to participate in celebrations of kindness throughout the year, such as extra recess and special events. Classroom guidance curriculum will encourage students to also TTTBK and become “Bucket Fillers” at Greenbrier Elementary School. Students will recognize the kindness in their school family members, fill out a Brier Buck about these acts of kindness, and place completed Brier Bucks in their classroom bucket. These Brier Bucks will be collected by the school counseling office and announced on the morning news to recognize growing kindness and character in the school.