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 groundhog saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter! We can do this!
The students at OVI participated in the BackPack Program's Souper January drive. The BackPack Program's goal is to collect 2, 500 cans of soup during the month of January, up to Superbowl Sunday. We will conduct a final count of how many cans of soup OVI students collected on Monday, February 6, 2017. Thank you for everyone's generosity to this worthy community program.
Our character word for the month is "Courtesy" - Showing others respect b using good manners. We will be teaching about "Courtesy" and good manners during Guidance class. We will also be talking about the dynamics of bullying and providing strategies to prevent it from happening during our second guidance lesson this month.
The greater person is one of courtesy~~Alfred Lord Tennyson
Small group counseling:
**The Shenandoah Women's Center is coming to OVI to do a Girls' group this month. The Prevention Department at the Women's Center have provided staff to conduct groups at OVI for the last five years. They do a great job and students really enjoy the experience .
In recognition of National School Counseling Week, (February 6-February 10, 2017), students can take a pledge to "be kind" and "share a smile". The students who make this pledge will be entered into a daily drawing to possibly receive a token for their pledge to be kind to others.
**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 email@example.com or 304.263.4143.
If you think your student would benefit from a small group counseling experience, contact Mrs. Cloud at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Zimmerman at email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Relatives As Parents Program of the Panhandle. Contact Annie Otto at (304) 754-3802 for more information.
Freedom Flyers SOAR!
The Big 3: 1. Treat others right. 2. Make smart decisions. 3. Maximize your potential.