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    Cartersville Primary School Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Plan

    2023-2024 School Year

    Mission

    The mission of the Cartersville City Schools Professional School Counseling Program at CPS is to provide a comprehensive developmental program that addresses the academic, career, and social/emotional growth of all students.

    Vision

     During the primary years students begin to develop character values, academic and social self-concepts, as well as feelings of competence and confidence as learners. Early identification and intervention with children experiencing academic and/or social and emotional difficulties is essential for removing barriers to learning and promoting academic achievement and future success. In partnership with other school and community members, school counselors assist in developing the skills necessary to prepare students to live successful and productive lives.

    Through partnerships with other school and community leaders, we are committed to preparing students to live successful and productive lives through skills development, early identification and intervention of academic and/or social and emotional difficulties and removing barriers to promote learning and academic achievement. 

     Counseling Caseloads

    Emily Plaisted

    1st Grade

     

     

    Rachel Fisher

    2nd Grade

     Karen Crawford

    3rd Grade

     

    Kindergarten:

    Blackwell

    Dooley
    Peters
    Velgara
    Ylvisaker

     

    SPED

    Bamforth

    Bryson

     
    Pre-K

    Wells

    Teems

    McCormick

     

     

     





    Kindergarten:
    Carscallen
    Carter
    Hatfield
    Holley
    Houston

     

    SPED

    Choate

    Reagan

    Pre-K
    Privett

    Larson

    Williams

     

    Kindergarten:

    Dreaper
    Ezell
    McFarland

    Caswell

    Burt

     

    Pre-K

    Special Ed

      

    The Counselors provide the following services for their caseloads:

    • Monthly core curriculum lessons which focus on the CPS character words and American School Counseling Association standards addressing personal safety and bullying, substance abuse education, career awareness and development of empathy, self-esteem, appropriate social skills, coping strategies, and problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
    • Individual counseling (brief, solution focused, short-term counseling) with students struggling with personal, emotional, family or behavioral issues that are preventing them from achieving academically. A referral to see a counselor may be made by a student, parent, teacher, or administrator.
    • Counseling small groups of children with similar concerns who can offer each other support.
    • Consult with teachers and parents to assist them in understanding and meeting individual student needs.
    • Collaborate with teachers, administrators and social workers to identify barriers to achievement and providing interventions for students who require them.
    • Promote the development of healthy families by offering guidance and support to parents and furnishing information regarding community resources and professionals as needed.
    • Facilitate the resolution of individual, family and/or school crises.

     The Counselors coordinate the following programs at CPS:

    - Character Education Program

    - Mentoring Program

    - Rainbows Grief and Loss Counseling Groups

    - Attendance Support Team Meetings

    -Orientation for new students

    -College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) 

  • Please call your counselor if you need help for your child and your family.

    We are here for you!