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.
Welcome back from the Winter break! Hope everyone is rested and ready to face the new year.
Our character word for the month is "Knowledge"--"Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do." We will be playing "Knowledge Bingo" in Guidance class. Testing student's knowledge of our school's anti-bullying rules, Martin Luther King, Jr., among other topics related to school success.
We will be gaining "knowledge" about "hygiene" for our second Guidance class. This lesson will be addressed using a book by Julia Cook, who is a well-known children's author writing with an emphasis on the reinforcement of life lessons through her storybooks.
Small group counseling:
**The Shenandoah Women's Center will be coming to OVI to do a group in the next month or so.
**The SWAT group meets on Tuesday mornings. This group is for students who may need encouragement to come to school, on time. If you would like your child to be a member of this group, contact Mrs. Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.263.4143.
If you think your student would benefit from a small group counseling experience, contact Mrs. Cloud at email@example.com or Mrs. Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can reach us by phone at 304.263.4143.
Project Aware is a grant funded program providing therapy services to students in the school. If you are interested in having your child receive therapeutic services, contact Mrs. Cloud for more information.
PASS Program **If you are interested in becoming a PASS volunteer, contact Mrs. Price at email@example.com or 304.263.4143. PASS is a program with provides mentoring to select students. (Providing Academic and Self-Esteem Support). If you would like your student to participate in the program, contact Mrs. Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.263.4143, or contact your child's homeroom teacher.
Eastern Panhandle Parents of Special Needs Support Group, find them on Facebook or call (304)267-3593.
Nurtured Heart Parenting Class will be held on Mondays in October. ( Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016) TIME: 10/3/16- 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, 10/10, 17, 24, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Children's Home Society (also STEP/WECAN) office on 613 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401 Free childcare provided during the classes. Participants must call or email to register, seating is limited to the first 15 participants. Call Karen Elliott at (304) 264-0225 or E-mail - email@example.com.
Relatives As Parents Program of the Panhandle. Contact Annie Otto at (304) 754-3802 for more information.
Keep up the great work, OVI Freedom Flyers!
Go Freedom Flyers - Remember The Big 3: 1. Treat others right. 2. Make smart decisions. 3. Maximize your potential.