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e / notcbc00ok I I I I&apos;: II A I i I COU N'I Y NEWS-OUTLOOK ()lving tile, Ky.--Week of February 28 - March 7, 2002 9 at deS---Storyteller Mama students at Owingsville Elemen- 1onday, February 25, in honor of Black She is an expert on African culture, stories about drumming. In the picture she is telling the folktale "Anansi the Spider" O" It:!: lii: to you by your Bath County School System Counselor's Perspective Caudill of a school counselor but his/her concerns are on the well being of all stu- students seek the coun- daily, others may be seen Success can be With the con- few rewards are given, that he/she receives students is successful, are However, the coun- inks of the future of each enters the building and The ultimate goal is to of self-esteem in each so he/she can reach the of my days as a school are wrapped in an infinite but the reality of btrri- K rag. The philoso- entucky Department of is that all students can high levels. Thus, Lrue when bar- hding In the way, are re- 3rstrives to !den- remove those barriers. accomplish! ' students face challenges of Adults trusted with have to be aware patterns of behaviors ;hips. The coun- hinges and counselor shows that t is Important and that we his/her needs. Many in the care of the child; ool staff, nurse, :hroom person- custodians. With- ears and hearts of all many students would go be unsuccessful in ;n need a sense of belong- elor advises the nlng and maintaining a school, which pro- student the opportunity to participate in activi- SUppqrt the child's sense of He/she listens to the and ambitions. The t time when are finding their own in different areas. There- :heel counselor helps the !oring those areas. A the counselor, in Success replaces failure, mly a kind word of reas- ounselorhopes negative feeling to one t and acceptance :i!ii; to Jerri Highley's third grade class and Lana Emmons second grade class. Mama Yaa, from Louisville, visits Ghana (West Africa) every other summer for 3-4 weeks. The program was spon- sored .by the Arts and Humanities Committee of OES. (News-Outlook photo, Sunny Kramer) Mentoring is a major boost of a student's worth. Mentoring may con- sist ofa si topic "ttel lo," to an extend- ed period of conversation. A school counselor nlay be the mentor or have the resp, msibility of matching stu- dents with another person for men- toring then, overseeing sessions and conducting follow-up sessions. On top of all of thes responsibilities, a counselor may need to help with school work. check agenda books. help with personal needs, and listen to parents, school personnel, and most important the child. The school counselor strives to meet the needs of the students, but in reality, nlany times help is sought from excellent support of other ser- vices. A special relationship must be developed with those agencies. Bath County Miftdle School Youth Set-- ..... vice Center.pro,Ades excelleant sup- port for the student, the family, and the school counselor. Many pro- grams, as Peer Mediation, Second Step (Violence Prevention) and many others throughout the 3,ears, have been developed through the com- bined efforts of YSC, counselo,'s and BCMS. Pathways is another source that provides Bath County Middle School with support and excellent guidance. In-school c,unseling is provided by Pathways l,r those that face difficulties reaching, their facil- ities after school hours. The school counselor works closely with Path- ways' counsek)rs to overcoule tile barriers the child may be facing at school and/or home. Protection and Permanency, also, provides excel- lent service to the school counselor in helping the child and family be- come a successful unit. The Bath County Middle School Health Unit is irreplaceable in removing health related barriers. The services pro- vided are superior in helping the child and the parent ith health care, Bath County Middle School is very fortunate to have a wonderful health care staff and the latest technology, Tele-Medicine. Within the school, the cafeteria becomes a valuable source for the counselor. The cafeteria staff pro- ridges a service to every student at BCMS. I have witnessed each child being greeted with a, "Hello" along with a very bright, caring smile. The staff provides excellent information concerning changes in eating pat- terns, social changes and the child lacking in proper nutrition. They have adjusted menus to meet the demands eta specific dit:t a student must fol- low, extended hours to accommo- date the student arriving late, and a "little" extra for those in need. Margaret rus y Owingsville Road Sterling, KY 40353 We Offer @kih.net Last but not least, are the class- room teache,'s and assistants. These people lace an incredible job each day. They arc a counselors eyes and ears. They are usually the fir.st per- son to detect changes in behavior. Even though each teacher faces ap- proximately 150 to 180 students dai- ly, they are very perceptive. They display genuine concern for each student. In short, all of us at Bath County Middle School and supporting Com- nmnity Partners are doing everything to ensure that our students' needs are being met. We believe in our stu- dents and strive for the best possible future for each one. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We are here for the STU- I)ENTS. Developmental Elementary Counseling Program by Sherri Kissick, Counselor Owingsville, Bethel & Salt Lick The role of a school counselor is to aid in reducing barriers to learn- ing, which enables the student to succeed in school. Today's children will need basic skills, such as read- ing, math, writing, interpersonal skills, which enable them to get along with others,, and communication skills to succeed in a world of tomor- row. Research shows the benefits of a developmental elementary coun- seling program include improvement in school attitude and work habits, which correlate to dropping out or staying in school. An improvement in peer relationships and communi- cations skills which correlate to vital skills employers want in their work- ers. Also motivation, behavior and grades improve, which correlate to learning and achievement. A coun- selor cannot solve students' prob- lems for them but they can help them learn to think for themselves, be- lieve in themselves, and help them- selves, to turn sour pickle days into sweet pickle days. The pickle scenario is a character I use in orientation at the beginning of the school year. It enables the students even as young as Kinder- garten to realize that we all have good and bad days but a lot of how our day goes depends on the choices we make as individuals. Classroom Caught being good# - ,4any signa- tures from students at Owingsw i,  mentary School were on Principal Shmc -'..;,, 'J-, s "Wall of Good Behavior" for the month of J ,ruary. Pic lured with their principal are some at he students guidance is part of the tmventi, , services offered through Ihe co(It,: seling program The studenls ill g! ;lit K-4, are actively involved ill a cu, riculum call Second Step. '1 he Set dud Step program is a nationally recognized violence pre ention pr, 7- gram. Second Step is a curriculum designed to reduce impulsive a!,.i aggressive behavior in childieu, aii increase their level of social el,nip, tence. It does this by teaching skil!, in entpathy, impulse t.ontlol and - get management. The curriculum s being taught in collaboration with the Family Resource Center. "llw classroom teachers are asked Io d, follow-up activities such as writi, or role-playing to aid in reinforcih: the curriculum through their daily activities. Another prevention service is de- velopmental small-group coun,,el- ing; the students in grades K-4, ac participating in Peace Educali,n cur'. riculum. The curriculum reintorccs how to follow rules at school and resolve conflicts peacefully. Class- room teachers on an as needed basis refer the students. The curriculum, which is taught on a weekly basis, involves nmsic, puppetry, stories and writing activities. Owingsville Elementary under- went a Scholastic Audit in the spring 2001. As part of that audit the need. for a Career Day was identified During National Career month, which was in November. the sll! dents Iarticipated in explorin!, around 30 ddferent caem tuulh; ,i All Your Automotive Needs Brakes Tires Etc. Plus, FREE Installation on  receivers! 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They are pictured clockwise fromthe left: Nathan Ray, Aman- da Kelly, Josh Bennett, Luke Clark, Smith, Derek Bush, Chelsey McDermott and Hunter Stewart. (News-Outlook photo, Sunny Kramer) h ', nm'lsiunl. Volunteers from all ., ,4  areers answered questions  cxph,!ncd the responsibilities of r c ho.c u pr(,t ession. The students ! .sed as their favorite career and ,:vc reports in their classrooms on me int0rmatlon they had learned. I'hc repm, cnahled all students to ' n about all of tile careers that vcle offer ed een if they did not get isit the station. ,\\; de veh,pme real counseling pro- am has to balance prevention ser- ices as well as intervention servic- ,.s Indlvidu_!l counseling enables a omlselor t, w,rk one on one with a t,,lent. "tile counseling is goal-di- eted. It i  )craning process for t-dents so tlmt they will know they ave ch,/fi, :es, which they can act on, must learn to solve their own prob- !, ins and take responsibility for their ., tions, "leachers, parents, child or hool staff refers students. Coun- lin{ is not therapy, advice giving, yadgmcutal, a quick fix or the coun- :loi soliug p!oblems for the stti- , ent< The counseling session is not , be .harcd with others, it is always ,  ,ff;ide ntiat. Legally there are times vhen you have to divulge the con- : ,s ,,f a counseling session, spe- . ifh'ally when a student is a danger io iimsell or others or in danger. "miall group counseling also falls mder the intervention area of court- : ct,g when u is problem-centered. '! ht:,e guups nfay consist of study , .il goups, divorce, grieL friend- J (859) 498-8094 Fa: (859) 498-8094 ship, anger or other various topics. The groups are students sharing problems and realizing that they are not alone, that their peers have sim- ilar feelings and understand what they are experiencing. Attendance is crucial for a stu- dent to succeed in school. Students may miss up to 8 days with a parent's note to excuse the absences, alter the 8th absence a student must have a doctor's statement to excuse the absence. If a student is having an attendance problem, I will meet with that student and try to determine what barriers are keeping this stu- dent out of school. The counselor serves also as a consultant to parents, teachers, prin- cipals, ARC teams, and community agencies. It is a group effort to make sure every child is successful in school. I serve all three elementary schools for our county. My sched- ule is Men., Wed., and Fri., at Ow- ingsville Elementary. I am at Bethel Elementary on "ruesdays and Salt Lick Elementary on Thursday. 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