Program of Studies
8993 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Counseling services are offered to all students both individually and in
groups. These services are designed to address the academic, social,
emotional, and developmental needs of students.
Call us at 365-4705 to discuss your concerns. If it seems
appropriate, we can schedule a time each week when your child can meet
with me for individual counseling. We typically provide 4-6 weeks
of counseling sessions.
benefit of group counseling is that it provides an opportunity for
children to meet other children who are experiencing concerns similar to
their own. Sometimes, just knowing that they are not alone means a
Counseling Groups Being Offered
We offer group counseling sessions
that are open to all students on particular grade levels. When a
group is being offered on your child's grade level, you will receive a
permission slip in Tuesday folders.
will have lunch with
kindergartners and and Mrs. Beatley will have lunch with 5 first graders
each week. During our lunches,
students will play games that allow them the chance to practice sharing and following
the end of the year, we will have eaten lunch with
all kindergartners and first graders.
Counselors coordinate a variety of special programs within their
schools. These may include registration, peer helper and conflict
mediation programs, long-term educational program planning, and guiding
students in their prospective career choices and other decision-making for
An important part of the school counselor's role is consultation.
Counselors may consult with parents, faculty, other school staff, and community
agencies in order to best meet the individual needs of all students.
Counselors conduct a variety of classroom guidance lessons throughout
the year in order to provide students with information relevant to their
needs or concerns.
Classroom Guidance Topics
Problem Solving and Bully Refusal Skills
Test Taking Skills (Grades 3-5 only)
Our Mission: Hanover County
School Counselors provide all students educational services, in
collaboration with parents, school and the community, that foster
academic, career and social/emotional growth toward lifelong success
and effective, responsible citizenship for a diverse and changing