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.
Our school year has gotten off to a great start! September is upon us.
OVI has several events going on during the month of September to showcase our SOAR spirit:
*Olweus kick-off week is September 16 - 20, 2019. Olweus is Berkeley County Schools' Anti-Bullying program. OVI students will be participating in several fun activities to promote this message.
*The Bullying Prevention Program Community Kick-off Event is scheduled for September 19, 2019 at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, WV from 5-7 pm. (In case of rain/threatening weather, the event will be held at Orchard View Intermediate, same date and time.) Everyone is welcome!
*September is "Attendance Awareness Month". The OVI School Counselors will be sponsoring a SOAR Assembly focusing on "Attendance". Also the School Counselors will be rewarding classes with the lowest percentage of absences for the month of September.
The School Counselors will be going into the classrooms to introduce ourselves, to talk about our SOAR (Safe, On-Task, Accountable, and Respectful)program, and to talk about our Anti-Bullying program.
Our character word of the month is "Courage" ~ Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you're afraid.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." ~~ Winston S. Churchill
The Martinsburg Initiative will be hosting a "Caregiver Cafe" on select Tuesdays during the months of October through December. TMI says, "Raising children can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone! Join other caregivers and parents from your school to exchange ideas, share stories and learn ways to strengthen your family."
Time: 8 am - 8:30 am Location: Orchard View Intermediate Oct. 8 - Support in Times of Need Oct. 22 - Social Connections Nov. 5 - Knowledge of Child Development Nov. 22 - Parental Resiliency Dec. 10 - Emotional Communication
*Caregiver Cafe is an adult focused program, childcare WILL NOT be provided. Parents/guardians are encouraged to find off-site care.
*Coffee and snacks provided Stop. Sip. Chat
It's never to early to start thinking about your student's education and training beyond high school: **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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