Counseling at WWR

School counselors at WWR strive to provide a comprehensive program designed to meet the ASCA National Model standards that supports the social/emotional, academic, and career needs of all students. School counselors promote an understanding of self and others; problem-solving and decision-making; emotional-management skills; and skills for academic learning.

Students receive counseling individually, through small groups, and in monthly classroom lessons. School counselors build partnerships with parents, teachers, administrators, school specialists, and outside agencies to help provide the best school experience possible for the student. They are committed to the school’s mission to empower all students to be respectful, responsible, confident, and compassionate leaders.

We use Core Essentials character trait curriculum to promote character education and culture change in our school. Each month,  students receive a value word and the accompanying definition. Families will receive a newsletter with activities and resources used to help students accomplish their character goals and live out the value in their own lives.

Meet Your Counselors

3 months ago


Jeannette Quito


Grades K - 2

jdquito@shenandoah.k12.va.us

(540) 459-5155


Ashley Stovall


Grades 3 - 5

akstovall@shenandoah.k12.va.us

(540) 459-5155


Breanne Knox


Counselor Intern

abknox@shenandoah.k12.va.us

(540) 459-5155

NEED TO TALK?

Local Concern Hotline: 540-459-4742 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 All numbers provided above are anonymous and confidential 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

If you would like to set up an appointment with your child's school counselor, please email or call the school at (540)459-5155.

W.W. Robinson Counseling Motto, Mission, Vision, & Beliefs

Motto:

You are powerful, special, and loved. And above all else, we've got you!

Mission:

WWR school counselors collaborate with staff, families, and community members to cultivate a safe and nurturing environment for ALL students in order to foster social, emotional, academic, and personal growth.

Vision:

To see student leaders reach their full potential and become respectful, responsible, confident, and compassionate citizens in their communities. Students will be able to achieve these traits when they are provided a warm, safe, and trusting environment. WWR school counselors desire to see a positive school climate that fosters an appreciation for diversity, empathy towards others, and lifelong learning.

Beliefs:

We believe that ALL students:

  • Should be treated with respect, dignity, and acceptance regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or cultural background.
  • Deserve access to high quality education, social-emotional support services, and minimized boundaries to academic success.
  • Need opportunities to build resiliency, develop self-efficacy, and acquire skills to overcome setbacks and challenges.
  • Thrive when they are uniquely themselves, shown love, and given a sense of belonging.
  • Achieve higher success and can reach their fullest potential when they understand the importance of career readiness and develop life planning skills.

How we can help W.W. Robinson students!

3 months ago

Classroom Lessons

We meet with each home-room once a month.  We will cover various social-emotional learning topics such as friendship skills, respecting differences, making healthy choices, study skills, safety, career development. This year, we will be teaching lessons from the MindUp curriculum. https://mindup.org/

Small Groups

Small groups are a good way to work with students who have similar needs.  The groups generally meet for 6 - 8 weeks.  Some groups we may run are social skills, self-control, study skills, family changes, coping strategies, etc. We require parental permission if a small group is recommended for a child.

Individual

Some students may need more individual support to help them with a specific area of concern.  We welcome referrals from school staff, parents, and community agency personnel. School counselors are not clinically licensed; and therefore, cannot diagnose students. We can make recommendations for licensed therapists in the community or surrounding area.  


Bullying is:

3 months ago


  • When someone purposely hurts someone else,

  • It happens over and over

  • The person being bullied feel scared or powerless like there is nothing they can do to stop it.

If the problem does not contain all three things then it is probably an accident, argument, or mean moment.




By Amanda E. Weaver

The Role of a School Counselor

What Does an Elementary School Counselor Do?

  • We provide classroom  lessons that focus on the academic, career, and social/emotional development
  • We provide confidential, short-term individual counseling
  • We facilitate group counseling on various topics with parental/guardian permission
  • We respond to student needs in crisis situations
  • We support parents/families through consultation and referrals to community providers
  • We work closely with admin, teachers, and student support staff to promote wellness in the educational environment
  • We help to foster a safe and positive school climate

Why Do Parents/Guardians Contact the School Counselor?

  • Share helpful information about the child’s behavior or needs
  • Receive resources to support the child in the home-setting
  • Provide mental/medical history of the child or family
  • Inform school counselors of life changes or transitions
  • Parent/Guardian wants to opt-out their child from receiving school counseling services

How is a Student Referred to the School Counselor?

  • Student submits a self-referral or peer-referral
  • Teacher, administrator or staff refers a student
  • Parent/Guardian refers their student by calling or emailing their child’s counselor
  • Counselor observes students and requests a meeting
Career Readiness

It is important to teach students as young as kindergarten about different careers! Visit Virginia Career View for more information: https://www.vaview.vt.edu/