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Guidance

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!
 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

My name is Lisa Williamson and I am the School Counselor at Alcoa Elementary School.  My job is to help all of our students succeed both academically and interpersonally. To do this, I will often work with students Individually.  Individual counseling is designed to help the student (1) learn effective communication skills, (2) learn valuable coping skills , (3) recognize how feelings and behaviors are related to academic performance. 


Individual Counseling encourages students to be role models for others and to set a standard of excellence in the classroom.  Counseling can also help students in their academic performance/school work and in their everyday living.

 

I provide our students with a safe environment where they can practice their social skills, explore their ideas, feelings, and attitudes.  Individual counseling does not replace outside counseling/therapy services.  If you feel your child would benefit from long-term therapy, I can assist you in obtaining outside services as well.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (865) 982-3120  ext. 2113

Specials Rotation Schedule
Specials Rotation Schedule
 

Guidance 2021-2022 Syllabus

Classroom Guidance Lessons will be designed to encourage students’ academic, social/emotional and career awareness. Students will learn how to develop peer relationships, effective social skills, decision-making skills, effective communication, and explore safe and healthy choices. Students will also learn various coping strategies and ways to handle various challenges through:

Large and  small group hands-on activities

Videos

Books

Role- playing

Projects

Guest Speakers

 

Classroom Guidance Topics

August-  Intro to Guidance/ Wisdom/Bully Prevention

September- Friendship

October- Integrity / Drug/Alcohol Prevention/Decision-Making

November- Gratitude

 

December-Generosity

January- Responsibility

February- Kindness

March- Patience

April- Peace/Career Awareness

May- Commitment

 

Small Group Counseling- is provided through referrals from parents, teachers, counselors, or students.  Sessions are held during the school day at a time the child’s teacher agrees would be best.  Sessions are typically 30 mins. and parental permission is required.

 

Individual Counseling- is provided through referrals from parents, teachers, counselors, or students.  The school counselor works one-on-one with the student to help them work through social/emotional and / or academic struggles that are negatively affecting their academic performance. Sessions are typically 30 mins. and parental permission is required

 

 

This Week's Lessons

 

  1. Watch video and discuss with your parents

(youtube video:  school counselors and what they do)

Mrs. Williamson