Pershing School Student Services Team:
Chelsea Vandegrift (School Counselor) Email: [email protected]

Elementary (K-5) Guidance:

Guidance Curriculum: School Counselors help students develop their education potential through skill-based lessons and units that assist in developing competence in essential life skills. Competency is developed in self-confidence, motivation, decision-making and goal-setting, communication, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, and responsible behavior.

Responsive Services: School Counselors intervene on behalf of students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk. Counselors' primary task is to provide counseling to students individually.They also consult with teachers, parents, and administrators on behalf of students. Counselors assist and facilitate student referrals and identification of students for special program and services.

Individual Planning: School Counselors guide students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, personal, and social development. Counselors assist students with personal planning, transition activities, and goal setting. Counselors support success in life through academic advisement.

System Support: School Counselors support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and the community in promoting the educational, career, personal, and social development of students. Counselors use their expertise to plan and manage their programs and to coordinate services for students.

Middle School Guidance:

Guidance School Counseling Core Curriculum:
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Character Education
Child and Teen Safety Matters lessons
Character Lab Facilitation

Individual Student Planning:

Monitoring Student Progression
Assist in monitoring Positive Behavior Intervention System
Participate in Child Study Team Meetings
Coordinate parent conferences

Responsive Services:
Referrals to Outside Agencies
Coordination of Services