Guidance

Guidance
 FDES Counselors: Amanda Davis grades 2nd, 4th and 5th Denise Depenbrock grades  K, 1st and 3rd  
Classroom Guidance:  will take place in the classrooms once a month lasting 30 minutes a session. Classroom guidance lessons are aligned with South Carolina’s Standards, as well as Character Education.
Small Groups: Small group counseling sessions may be offered to students throughout the school year, based on student need.  This type of counseling environment allows students to give and receive help from their peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations.  Here is a list of small groups that may be offered this year.
Friendship      Social Skills     Study Skills     Anger Management       Grief/ Loss      Military
Group sessions typically last anywhere from 4-6 sessions and are made based on teacher or parent referrals. Sessions will take place at an agreed upon time with the classroom teacher when minimal instruction is missed.  Any child may participate in group sessions, with parent permission first.  If you have any questions about group counseling, or would like your child to participate in a group, please feel free to contact us!
Individual Counseling: Individual counseling at the elementary school level seeks to assist students who are experiencing social, emotional or educational difficulties.   Should a student need on-going therapy, a referral can be made to an outside mental health provider.  Individual counseling referrals for students can be made through the request of a student, parent or teacher.