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Announcements

Updates from the Counseling Department will be posted here!

  • Registration is now open! Click Here to get started!

  • FREE backpacks are available August 1st -31st at the Adair County Neighborhood Center from 8:30 to 11:30 and 1:30 to 3:30. No income guidelines. Ages 0-18 year olds qualify! Appointments are preferred, call 743-2424.

  • Students will be allowed to discuss changes to their schedule with Mrs. Ramey during the first 3 days of the semester. After that, schedules will not change without extenuating circumstances. 

  • Join us at the Say Something Walk on September 9th in support of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This will be a dog-friendly walk that will help spread awareness and resources. Click this link to learn more about the event. 

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5 Love Languages

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Dr. Gary Chapman presents a simple truth: relationships grow better when we understand each other. Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can be confidently equipped to communicate love well. 

16 Personalities

Take this personality quiz to get a description of who you are and why you do things the way you do. 

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10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School

Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success. 

Academic

Recent educational initiatives have stressed academic achievement as a measure of school success. As a result, school counseling programs align their annual student outcome goals with that of the institution, emphasizing academic achievement. School counselors contribute to the educational and academic outcomes of the school by enhancing student engagement and performance through designing, implementing and assessing school counseling programs (ASCA, 2019).

College/Career

Workforce projections call for graduating secondary students to have at the least some postsecondary education to fulfill the demands of work. School counselors recognize that each student, regardless of background, possesses unique interests, abilities and goals, which will lead to future opportunities. Collaborating with students, families, educational staff and the community, the school counselor works to ensure all students select a postsecondary path to productive citizenry (e.g. military, career technical certificate or two-/four-year degree program) appropriate for the student.

Social-Emotional

School counselors serve as a first line of defense in identifying and addressing student social/emotional needs within the school setting. School counselors have unique training in helping students with social/emotional issues that may become barriers to academic success. Within the context of a school counseling program school counselors develop school counseling curriculum, deliver small-group counseling and provide appraisal and advisement directed at improving students’social/ emotional well being.

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Call Me:

Direct Line: 641.745.4051

MS Office: 641.745.2291

Visit Me:

112 South First Street

Fontanelle, Iowa 50846

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