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.
Happy February 2019!
February is a month with several celebrations.
Each year beginning on February 1, the entire month is dedicated to honoring the contributions of African Americans. The theme for Black History Month in 2019 is "Black Migrations", tracking the continuous movement of blacks from the American South to the industrialized North and beyond.
On February 2nd, Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early Spring. Just how accurate is Phil at predicting an early Spring? * Turns out that Phil is about 36-39% accurate in his prediction when he does see his shadow. (this means 6 more weeks of winter). * His accuracy increases to about 47% when he doesn't see his shadow (early Spring). * Human forecasters from the National Weather Service are about 60% accurate.
National School Counselors Week - Feb. 4 - 9, 2019. The theme for School Counselors week this year is: School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life.
February 14, is Valentine's Day. February is American Heart Month. President's Day is February 18, 2019 this year. Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born this month.
Our students celebrate their 100th day of school this year during the month of February.
Our character word for the month is "Peace". Peace means proving you care more about each other than winning an argument.
In Guidance class we will be talking about figuring out the sorts of things that make us angry, how we react when we're angry, and appropriate ways to handle our anger.
"Better than a thousand useless words is one word that gives peace." Gautama Buddha Other OVI School Counselor News:
**OVI's SWAT group is up and running. This is a group that supports students in their effort to improve their attendance and being on time to school. Please contact Mrs. Zimmerman, half-time School Counselor if you think your student would benefit from this group. (email@example.com or (304) 263-4143.
**The Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, formerly known as the Shenandoah Women’s Center, has been coming to OVI to conduct a small group opportunity for a select group of students. They will be doing groups in our school on a continuing basis. The next one will begin in February or March. The Eastern Panhandle Empowermentt Center/SWC has been an annual presence at OVI. We appreciate what they offer our school as well as our community.
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
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