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Welcome to the Guidance Web Page!

Hello! My name is Courtney Combs.  I am the new school counselor at Holston View.  I spend Monday/Tuesday and Friday afternoon at Holston View and Wednesday/Thursday at Haynesfield.  I teach classroom guidance lessons that align with those areas and see students individually as the need arises.

Schedule: I serve two schools, Holston View and Haynesfield Elementary. I will be at Holston View on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Friday.I am at Haynesfield on Wednesdays, Thursdays and every other Friday.

Program: Tennessee Comprehensive School Counseling programs will provide Educational support for all students by promoting and facilitating their academic, personal/social and career development.

Counselors work with...

  • Individual studentsto help them express concerns, better understand themselves, and work toward positive educational, personal, and social development.
  • Developmental groupsto help children learn from each other and share common concerns.
  • Growth groupsto explore experiences, study skills, and friendships.
  • Problem-centered groups to deal with concerns that may be interfering with learning, such as:Classroom groupsto help children feel good about themselves and their world. They develop positive educational, personal, and social skills.
  • - disruptive classroom behavior
  • - inadequate social skills
  • - underachievement
  • - personal /social issues
  • Parents
  • Administrators

Counselors help maximize the learning environment for students by...

  • using public appraisal techniques to identify proper instructional placement
  • organizing career awareness activities
  • conducting staff development activities related to student needs and school responsiveness
  • improving home/school communication

Counselors coordinate with...

  • Teachersto gain information to provide curriculum-based classroom guidance.
  • Parentsto encourage positive home/school relationships.
  • Teachers, Parents, and Studentsto promote positive testing conditions, skills, and attitudes and to assist in interpreting test results.
  • New Studentsto introduce them to a new school.
  • Special Service Staffto better serve students with special needs.
  • Community Agencies to make appropriate arrangements for referrals and follow-up services.

Beliefs

  • I believe that all students can achieve.
  • I believe taht all students have dignity and worth.
  • I believe that all students are important.

Links:

Center for Grief & Loss

Childrens Advocacy Center of Sullivan County

Love and Logic

National Center for Youth Issues

American School Counselor Association

Santa Pal of Bristol

Child Mental Health Information for Parents

Divorce Help For Children

Divorce Help For Children and Parents

Drug Education Information for Parents

Grief Resources

Guide to Getting Along

Health Information for Children and Parents

Occupational Outlook Handbook

PBS Kids for Ages 9-12

40 Developmental Assets