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.
The 2019 year and a decade are coming to an end.
Looking ahead to January in Guidance:
We will be talking about name-calling for our guidance lesson in January. We will be reading the book called, "My Secret Bully" by Trudy Ludwig as our resource to address this topic.
No Name-calling week is January 20 - January 24, 2020. This week serves as a reminder to practice kindness.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 20, 2020. This day celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr, an influential civil rights leader.
Our character word of the month is "Knowledge" - Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge~~Plato
Speaking of "Knowledge" -- It's never to early to start thinking about your student's education and training beyond high school: **The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) provides free resources to help students and families plan, apply, and pay for education and training beyond high school. CFWV.com is a free website that features career and college exploration tools and and other valuable information
For information on how to start saving for your child's future in higher education now, go to SMART529.com or call 866.574.3542
Freedom Flyers SOAR - We’re Safe, On-Task, Accountable, and Respectful.
The Big 3: 1.Treat others right. 2. Make smart decisions. 3. Maximize your potential.
Freedom Flyers SOAR! We’re Safe, On task, Accountable, and Respectful!