“The mission of the Fond du Lac School District School Counseling Program, in partnership with families and our community, is to advocate for each student’s short and long term success by providing equitable access to a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program. This includes the delivery of individual and small group counseling, core curriculum lessons, and student planning services to promote positive academic, career and social/emotional development.”
“The vision of the Fond du Lac School District Counseling Program is for every student to acquire the academic, career, and social/emotional skills to achieve their fullest potential, realize their true value and worth, and have the grit and resilience needed to make a positive difference in their home, workplace and global community.”
Community Based Services Overview
The Fond du Lac School District, in partnership with local community-based agencies, will be offering mental health services beyond what is offered in a typical school setting. The services provided will be by licensed therapists that are available during the school day. These providers accept a variety of insurance plans, as well as other healthcare coverage programs, such as BadgerCare.
School Counselor Services Overview
Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include school counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
Individual School Counseling
School counselors may work with a student in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that may impede a student’s academic achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include understanding feelings, changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Small-Group School Counseling
An opportunity for students sharing similar issues or concerns to work together in a small group environment consisting of about 4-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include changing families/divorce, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, emotion management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
Academic and Career Planning
School counselors support students in creating and cultivating their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of academic and career management planning skills. Every year we offer academic and career planning conferences with all fifth grade students and their parents and provide information for the transition to middle school.
School counselors will often advocate on behalf of students which may involve making a referral for additional services or consulting and collaborating with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.