Guidance

Welcome to Wards Creek Warrior Guidance 

 

Meet your Guidance Counselor:  Leanne Adolf

Why Elementary School Counselors?
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. The professional elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.

Please contact the guidance department with questions or concerns at (904) 547-8743 or [email protected].

Guidance Wish List:  Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Safety Scissors, Construction Paper, Cotton Balls, Popsicle Sticks, Any Craft Items.

Portal Home

FSA Testing – Please visit the FSA website, which provides important resources for both parents and students:

http://fsassessments.org/resources/?section=1-students-and-parents

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

http://www.corestandards.org/

Response to Intervention (RtI/MTSS)

Florida’s MTSS/

Response to Intervention (RtI) has been described in Florida as a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for providing high quality instruction and intervention matched to student needs using learning rate over time and level of performance to inform instructional decisions.

Phase 1 of implementation for Problem-solving and Response to Instruction/Intervention, came to a close in 2011. Phase II of the statewide implementation of a MTSS has emerged. Read more about the history and future of MTSS in Florida.

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services supports school districts and others in their efforts to provide exceptional student education programs for students ages 3 – 21 who have disabilities and students who are gifted.

http://www.fldoe.org/ese/ese-home.asp

SJCEF

The St. Johns County Education Foundation is the Direct Support Organization for the St. Johns County School District. We are a non-profit foundation, which leads efforts to directly benefit the educators and students within the community. Our programs and events strive to provide the tools and resources that are necessary to help each child in St. Johns County reach their full potential.

http://www.getonthebusstjohns.org/

Helpful Links:

Benefits of Inclusive Education

The benefits of inclusive education are numerous for both students with and without disabilities.

http://www.kidstogether.org/inclusion/benefitsofinclusion.htm

www.whoknewbullyfree.com password: StandUp

Just for Parents

The mission of the Bureau of Family and Community Outreach is to empower families and communities with resources and information needed to promote a high quality education for their children. The Bureau reaches out to serve Florida’s diverse families and communities in a number of ways, including the Just for Parents online community. We encourage you to participate in our online community and hope you will share this resource with your family and friends.

http://parents.fldoe.org/newsletter

Haven Hospice

Grief and Support Counseling
Haven Hospice provides individual, family and group counseling to help anyone who is coping with grief, regardless of how the loss occurred. Throughout the year, Healing Hearts offers spiritual care and grief support programs for those who have lost a friend, mate, mother, baby or other family member, as well as those who will be facing the holidays after a loss

Camp Safe Haven—Haven Hospice hosts Camp Safe Haven for children ages 6 – 12 and youth ages 13 – 17. Supported by Haven staff and volunteers, children participate in fun and therapeutic activities to help them.

http://www.havenhospice.org/grief-support-and-counseling.aspx

PBS KIDS

Information for children between the ages of 9 and 12. This group of children are often referred to as “pre-teens” or “tweens.” Information on friends, family, body, emotions, school, and money. Plus games, story writing, and questions and answers.

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/index.html