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.
April 2019 News:
This month in Guidance we will be talking about "Friendship" - Spending time with someone you trust and enjoy."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
We will also be talking about "Career Awareness" in Guidance class. There is a link between being able to build relationships/friendships and career success. More and more industries are looking at what they call "soft skills and emotional intelligence" in the hiring and promotion process. Relationship skills and social awareness are two of the skills that are considered desirable in an employee. These are lifelong abilities that we as adults can foster in our students here at Orchard View.
We will be holding our annual Career Day on April 10 & 11, 2019. This is a good opportunity to have community people talk about what they do. It's also a great opportunity for some of our parents to showcase their careers.
**OVI's SWAT group is continuing to meet on Tuesday morning. 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 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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