FASD
School Counselor

 

 

Overview

Ferndale Area Elementary School has developed and implemented a developmental guidance program. Our developmental guidance program is a comprehensive, balanced, and sequential plan that is based on the results of a building-wide needs assessment regarding the students in the Ferndale Area Elementary School. A needs assessment reviews the social, personal, academic, and career needs of students in our school. Programming is then directed to meet the needs in each grade level as well as the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. Teachers, counselor, and the principal then develop class activities and counseling initiatives. Home visits are conducted to assist in meeting the needs of children and families in the Ferndale Area School District. Our guidance department also collaborates with local agencies to work with students who need intensive interventions through programs or counseling outside of the school setting.

Anti-Bullying Program: “JACKETS”


Judgment and Responsibility:
The capacity to make good choices. Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right and true when making decisions.

Attitude and Respect:
Developing a positive awareness of thoughts/words and their impact on others. Honoring and esteeming another person and their feelings.

Cooperation:
Demonstrating a willingness to work together towards a common goal. Being caring in the context of being careful helps everyone.

Knowledge and Keeping Good Habits:
Becoming acquainted with facts, truths or rules through study and investigation. Using an effective decision making process to maintain good habits.

Empathy and Caring:
Being able to consider other’s feelings and life circumstances. Demonstrating regard and kind concern towards others, self and the environment.

Talents and Citizenship:
Doing your share to make our school and community a better place to live. Recognizing your talents and interests and sharing them with others.

Self control and Relationships:
Bringing my thoughts, words, actions and attitudes into constant obedience in order to benefit the choices I make towards myself, others and my relationships.

Resources

Academic Supports

 

100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better - The Apple-developed music player now features all kinds of accessories to help you study better, and now other companies are in a rush to get their designs in sync with the iPod.

www.bspcn.com/2008/02/16/100-ways-to-use-your-ipod-to-learn-and-study-better

 

Learning Styles take your test. - Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone especially for people with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Knowing your learning style will help you develop coping strategies to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. This page provides an explanation of what learning styles and multiple intelligence are all about, an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI, and practical tips to make your learning s

www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm

 

Online Tutoring, Homework Help and Test Prep in Math, Science, English and Social Studies - Tutor.com for Families - At Tutor.com, you get a professional online tutor whenever you need help. You work one-to-one with your tutor in our online classroom on your specific homework problem until it's done.

www.tutor.com

 

Study skills self help information Virginia Tech - Online Study Skills Workshops

www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html

 

Taking Notes in Class - Study Skills - In classes, your teachers will talk about topics that you are studying. The information they provide will be important for you to know when you take tests. You must be able to take good written notes from what your teachers say.

www.how-to-study.com

 

Tutor.com - Tutor.com is tutoring the way it was meant to be. You get an expert tutor whenever you need help, and you work one-to-one with your tutor in our online classroom on your specific problem until it's done. You never need to make an appointment—or even leave the house!

www.tutor.com

 

Bullying Resources

 

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program - Training and ongoing technical assistance are offered for schools interested in implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

www.clemson.edu/olweus/training_staff.html

 

Stop Bullying - Great Site for bullying prevention, facts, information, and webisodes for the students. The www.stopbullying.gov website has been relaunched and revitalized. Please check out the information at the link provided.

http://www.stopbullying.gov/

 

Surviving Bullies Project | Surviving Bullies Project - Officially, we are the Surviving Bullies Project, a "grassroots effort dedicated to helping targets of bullying, their family, friends and community."

www.survivingbullies.org

 

Career Resources

 

Career Exploration Guides and Resources for Younger Students - Contributing to a greater awareness of the Vocational /Career and Technical education system. Creating a central location for Career and Technical Education resources for students and educational professionals.

www.khake.com

 

Career Kids - For K to High School teens, college students and adults, Career Kids offers the greatest selection of educational materials for careers, guidance, life skills, job search and workforce development.

www.careerkids.com

 

CareerShip - An Online Career Exploration Adventure. Your mission is to fuel your Career Ship by learning about careers.

mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/

 

Center for Workforce Information & Analysis - Home Page - With more than 70 professional statisticians and data analysts on hand, the Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA) is Pennsylvania’s leading source of innovative workforce information.

www.paworkstats.state.pa.us/

 

Jump$tart.org | Home - Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.

www.jumpstart.org

 

My Future - Sure the future can be a little overwhelming, but that's why you're here, to get the information you need to make smart choices, and get excited about all the possibilities.

www.myfuture.com

 

PA Career Zone

www.pacareerzone.org/

 

PA Work Force - Pennsylvania's workforce development system enables businesses and workers to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy. The workforce system will enhance employer competitiveness and innovation, while preparing Pennsylvanians for new careers in higher-wage jobs, effectively improving the quality of life for our most valuable resource-our citizens.

www.paworkforce.state.pa.us

 

PA Workforce Development - Pennsylvania's workforce development system enables businesses and workers to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy. The workforce system will enhance employer competitiveness and innovation, while preparing Pennsylvanians for new careers in higher-wage jobs, effectively improving the quality of life for our most valuable resource-our citizens.

www.paworkforce.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pa_workforce_development/12865

 

TeachMeAboutMoney.org - Teach Me About Money is an exciting new tool designed with one goal in mind. Educate and encourage students and families to make smart decisions for investing, saving, and managing money so that everyone can lead a bright and successful financial future.

www.teachmeaboutmoney.org

 

Welcome to Career Cruising - Career Cruising is an industry-leading online career guidance and planning system. People of all ages use our tools to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio.

public.careercruising.com/us/en

 

http://cambria.pa.networkofcare.org/mh/