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Elementary Guidance

Sioux Central Mission Statement

"The Sioux Central Community School will provide opportunities for each student to develop academically, emotionally, and socially into a competent and responsible citizen."

School Counseling Program Mission

Statement

"The mission of the comprehensive school counseling program is to ensure all students acquire competencies needed in academic, career, and personal/social development to allow them to be productive and responsible citizens."

The Elementary School Counseling Program at Sioux Central and Albert City-Truesdale focuses on the academic, career, and social/emotional development for every student. As the Elementary School Counselor, I teach large group guidance to every classroom in grades TK-6 once a week.


The school guidance curriculum aligns with the American School Counselor Association's standards and includes lessons about:
  • Academic - 
    • academic self-concept
    • improved learning
    • school success
    • achieving goals
    • relating school to life experiences
  • Career
    • career awareness
    • employment
    • career information
    • knowledge to achieve goals
  • Social/Emotional
    • self-knowledge and application
    • interpersonal skills
    • personal safety

Small group counseling is another way some students receive additional support in specific areas such as divorce, self-esteem, anger management, making good choices, grief, and school success. I also meet with students individually throughout the school year. Another main role is leading the elementary Student Assistance Team. Students are referred to the team when they are struggling with math, reading, written language or behavior. 


~ Mrs. Wildeman