About the Guidance Program

  • Wilson's School Counseling Program

    • Classroom lessons in each classroom at least six times per year. Lesson topics include Personal/Social Development, Bullying, Goal Setting, Academic and Decision Making Skills.
    • Individual Counseling
    • Social Skills Lunch Bunch : Having trouble making friends Being teased or picked on by others Is anxious about attending school, or completing school work Having a problem with family or friend Experiencing the loss of a loved friend, relative, or a pet '
    • Small Group Counseling : Experiencing a divorce, marriage, new sibling, or other change in the family

    Please note that school counseling is provided less frequently and is less intense than counseling provided by a counselor outside of the school system.

    Parents: Please call Mr. Maurice to let him know of any situation that occurs during the school year so that he can see your child as soon as possible!

    Conflict Resolution: At the beginning of the school year, each class is refreshed on Naomi Drew's Win/Win Conflict Resolution Guidelines. When conflicts arise between students throughout the year, they use the Win/Win guidelines to help resolve problems peacefully.

    • Kids on the Block- a child abuse prevention puppet show is presented each year to First and Third Grade students.
    • Child Abuse Prevention (CAP)- a presentation for Second Grade students about staying safe from strangers.
    • Camp Fire USA- "Count on Me Kids" is presented to first grade students, and "Caution Without Fear" is presented to fourth grade students. Topics include peer pressure and assertiveness training.

    Small and Large Counseling Groups:

    • Kids Issues in Divorce and Separation (KIDS) groups are offered once each year to students in grades 1-5. Students who join a group, with parent approval, will spend lunch with Mr. Maurice and a group of other students their age, for eight weeks.
    • Social Skills Groups including groups for social skills and recess games.
    • Friendship, Sibling, or Grief and Loss groups are conducted as needed.