• Aspects of LPS Counseling

    The Drayke and Layla puppet show leads the Character Ed program at LPS by explaining various character words each month. Everyone at Lonoke Primary strives to show these character traits each day to be the very best we can be!  

    Students who clip up to purple because of excellent choices or behavior get a ticket which leads to an opportunity to ride the Razor Rip Rider in the halls. This is done once a week and students from each grade level are chosen. 

    There are several rallies that take place in the LPS cafeteria. Students get to have fun and enjoy seeing different teachers on the stage or individuals from the community.

    Guidance lessons are provided for K, 1, and 2nd grade students. The topics vary from week to week and align with the ASCA standards and mindsets.   

    The school counselor is available to all student's in her building for one on one counseling as needed. Small group counseling occurs during the school year as well.

    Family Resource wall: This is located next to the Counselor’s office for parent’s use and convenience.  It has handouts and pamphlets that discuss grief/death, communication, ADHD, positive touch, choices, active listening, etc. 

    Families, Inc. handouts are also on the Family Resource wall. The school utilizes this counseling service for students who need additional support and with parental permission. The therapist sees our students at school on a weekly basis.

    A newsletter is sent home each month discussing what our character word of the month is, what we will be discussing in guidance lessons, encouraging tips for families, etc.

     

     

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  • American School Counselor Association

    The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student Each of the following standards can be applied to the academic, career and social/emotional domains. 


    Category 1: Mindset Standards School counselors encourage the following mindsets for all students. 

    1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being 
      2. Self-confidence in ability to succeed 
      3. Sense of belonging in the school environment 
      4. Understanding that post-secondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
      5. Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes 
      6. Positive attitude toward work and learning 

    Category 2: Behavior Standards Students will demonstrate the following standards through classroom lessons, activities and/or individual/small-group counseling. Learning Strategies Self-Management Skills Social Skills 


    1. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions 
    1. Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility 
    1. Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills 
    2. Demonstrate creativity
    2. Demonstrate self-discipline and self-control 
    2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students 
    3. Use time-management, organizational and study skills
    3. Demonstrate ability to work independently 
    3. Create relationships with adults that support success 
    4. Apply self-motivation and self-direction to learning 
    4. Demonstrate ability to delay immediate gratification for long-term rewards 
    4. Demonstrate empathy 
    5. Apply media and technology skills 
    5. Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long- and short-term goals 
    5. Demonstrate ethical decision-making and social responsibility 
    6. Set high standards of quality 
    6. Demonstrate ability to overcome barriers to learning 
    6. Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills 
    7. Identify long- and short-term academic, career and social/emotional goals 
    7. Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem 
    7. Use leadership and teamwork skills to work effectively in diverse teams 8. Actively engage in challenging coursework 
    8. Demonstrate the ability to balance school, home and community activities 
    8. Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary 
    9. Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions 
    9. Demonstrate personal safety skills 
    9. Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment 
    10. Participate in enrichment and extracurricular activities 
    10. Demonstrate ability to manage transitions and ability to adapt to changing situations and responsibilities

    (Retrieved from: schoolcounselor.org) 

     

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