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    Nancy Gomes Elementary School

Counseling

  • Mission Statement

     The mission of the school counseling program at Gomes Elementary School is to assist all students in overcoming barriers that impede learning by creating a loving and safe environment where students feel encouraged, respected and nurtured. The school counseling program will advocate for all students to have access to the resources and support necessary to be successful. The goal is to empower all students in their personal, social, and academic/career development. The program will guide students to become prepared as problem solvers, critical thinkers, and outstanding citizens of their community with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to succeed as lifelong learners.

     

    Dear Parents;

    Welcome back to an exciting new school year! It is my privilege to be returning as the school counselor for Nancy Gomes ES. I look forward to working together with you to help your students become lifelong learners. Some of the guidance lessons I will be covering with your children include accepting differences, test taking strategies, bullying prevention, empathy, and self-esteem. These whole class lessons are intended to be preventive in nature and are to help promote character development.

    School Counselors can also help your child overcome problems they encounter in their world by individual interaction or in small group settings. Some of these areas that may be addressed include:

    Home

    ·         Parental divorce

    ·         Death in the family

    ·         Homelessness

    ·         Sibling issues

    School

    ·         Organizational skills

    ·         Career questions

    ·         Test taking skills

    ·         Bullying issues

    Friends

    ·         Establishing friendships

    ·         Determining friendship behavior

    ·         Conflict resolution

     

    Self

    ·         Self-control

    ·         Goal setting

    ·         Self-esteem

    ·         Making good choices

    If you have any concerns or questions that I can help with, please contact me @ (775) 677-5440 oremail me! Thank you for your involvement in your child’s education.

  • Kelly Whalen

    School Counselor