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 OVI School Counselors will host guest speakers on April 5th and April 6th to talk with students about their respective careers. The students talked about their career interest in guidance class in March. Career Days are a great way for students to interact with people from various occupations.
Our character word for the month is "Humility"-Putting others first by givingup what you think you deserve. We will be talking about this concept in guidance class along with suggestions on how we all can show "humility" in our daily lives.
Our 5th grade students will have a visit from a Middle School school counselor to discuss their transition to the middle school on April 7, 2017.
Berkeley County Schools will be on Spring Break the week of April 17, 2017. Safe travels to our students who may be vacationing during this time.
Freedom Flyers SOAR!
The Big 3: 1. Treat others right. 2. Make smart decisions. 3. Maximize your potential.
"Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all" -- William Temple