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.
OVI helped Martinsburg High School with their Mega Food Drive. MHS competed with the other high schools in the county. We're proud to say that OVI students helped Martinsburg High School win this friendly competition . Everyone is a winner with this initiative as the proceeds will be used to help local food pantries. By the way, OVI's PTO recognized Repp's fourth grade class and Waddell's 5th grade class for leading their grade levels in donating the most food items toward this worthy cause. Thanks PTO, and thanks OVI students and their parents and guardians for your support!
Our character word for the month of October is "Creativity"--Using your imagination to do something unique. We are reading Peter H. Reynolds, TheDotduring guidance class. Our students will be exploring their "creativity" by creating their own dots.
Later in the month we will focus on "Healthy Choices" in honor of Red Ribbon week (October 23-October 27, 2017). The student council will be spearheading a Spirit week in celebration of choosing a healthy lifestyle.
Very soon students at OVI will be able to make a request to see a school counselor by using a link on their ipads. Terms like Airdrop, Home Screen, Bookmark, Apple Classroom are all part a process to make school counseling services more accessible for our students.
We are hoping to have students from Martinsburg High School Leadership class come into several classrooms to provide a Read Aloud experience for our Olweus anti-bullying program. This is tentatively scheduled for Red Ribbon Week, which also includes a focus on Anti-Bullying.
Coming up in November, Orchard View will be participating in College Application and Exploration Week. (November 6-10, 2017) It's not too soon to start planning for your child's future. West Virginia's College Savings Plan-SMART 529 is one option for doing so. Visit: SMART529.com or Call: 866-574-3542.
Creativity is intelligence having fun. Creativity is contagious, pass it on. ~~Albert Einstein
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