Orchard View Intermediate School Counseling Program
OVI's School Counseling Program's Mission Statement
The school counseling program at OVI is based on the WV School Counseling Program, which is aligned with the American School Counselor's Association National model. Our mission is to focus on academic, career, and personal development to ensure that every student benefits from a program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature. OVI's program is designed to show linkage with Berkeley County School's School Counseling Program's mission and with OVI's mission to provide "excellence in education for all."
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your child. Mrs. Cloud can be reached at (304) 263-4143, OR you can email her at jcloud@ k12.wv.us. Mrs. Zimmerman can be reached at (304) 263-4143 or karen.zimmerman. k12.wv.us. She is at OVI Tuesdays, Thursdays, and half of a day on Friday.
**Please note that every attempt will be made to return voice mail and email messages within two working days. Please contact the office in case of an emergency.
March is Women's History Month!
March's Character word for the month is "Forgiveness"~~Deciding that someone who has wronged you does not have to pay.
We will be talking with students about ways to help them be "forgiving" of others through classroom activities in guidance class and by the reading of The Forgiveness Garden by Lauren Thompson.
We will start to prepare our students for the upcoming OVI Career Day in April, by talking about college and career ready issues during our second guidance class of the month.
OVI will host guest speakers on April 5th and April 6th to talk with students about their respective careers.
"The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge." Lighten the load, try Forgiveness.
**The SWAT group meets on Tuesday mornings. This group is for students who may need encouragement to come to school, on time. If you would like your child to be a member of this group, contact Mrs. Zimmerman at email@example.com or 304.263.4143.
Project Aware is a grant funded program providing therapy services to students in the school. If you are interested in having your child receive therapeutic services, contact Mrs. Cloud for more information. Project Aware will be accepting referrals at OVI until April 13, 2017.
PASS Program **If you are interested in becoming a PASS volunteer, contact Mrs. Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.263.4143. PASS is a program with provides mentoring to select students. (Providing Academic and Self-Esteem Support). If you would like your student to participate in the program, contact Mrs. Price at email@example.com or 304.263.4143, or contact your child's homeroom teacher.
Freedom Flyers SOAR!
The Big 3: 1. Treat others right. 2. Make smart decisions. 3. Maximize your potential.