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    Loyal Heights Elementary School
    Comprehensive School Counseling Program


    "Positive Learning, Positive Relationships" 
     

    MeWelcome to the Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP) website at Loyal Heights Elementary School (temporarily located at John Marshall School)! My name is Mrs. Rekeda Rountree and I'm so thrilled you stopped by! If you have any questions about our counseling services and programming, fill free to visit my office M-F in room 305 or contact me by phone at (206) 252-1462 or by email at rlrountree@seattleschools.org.


    Mrs. Rekeda L. Rountree,

    School Counselor, M.A., M.Ed.

     
    Goal:
    To nurture the development of every child so that they have positive learning experiences and build positive relationships.  

     

    Our Comprehensive School Counseling Program is aligned with the standards of the American School Counselor Association National Model ascanationalmodel.org/. The following services and programs are provided:

    1. Whole Classroom Guidance Lessons: The purpose of classroom guidance lessons are to teach social-emotional learning skills to all students in the classroom setting. Students are participating in the following social-emotional learning programs:

    • Kindergarten and K-2 focus: Second Step (pro-social skills, emotional competency-based program) http://http//www.secondstep.org/ 
    • 2nd and 2/3 split: Roots of Empathy (pro-social/anti-bullying program)
      Students learn about the growth and development of a real-life baby, while discussing the importance of showing empathy and kindness towards others. 
      http://http//www.rootsofempathy.org/ 
    • K/1, 1st, 3-5 focus, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades (starting in December 2017): Hallway Heroes (anti-bullying, literacy-based program) http://http//www.chickensoup.com/hallwayheroes

    2. Small Group Counseling: The purpose of small groups are to expand, enrich,
    and increase specific social skills in such areas as: friendship, self-regulation, communication, conflict resolution, emotional-regulation, stress-management, anger management, assertiveness, self-esteem, etc. I utilize some of the following resources: Skillstreaming (
    www.skillstreaming.com/), Creative Small Groups, Positive Visualizations, bibliotherapy, etc. (All grade levels)  

    3. Individual Counseling: Brief Individual counseling is also available to students on an as-needed basis or regular check-in basis to enhance specific skill areas. I utilize some of the following resources: Skillstreaming (www.skillstreaming.com/), Creative Small Groups, Positive Visualizations, bibliotherapy, etc. (All grade levels) 

    Here is a link to information about our counseling services.
    Counseling Consent Info 2016-2017.docx

    Additional programming/services: 

    • Affinity group for families of African American and Black students: Group members advocate for the academic and social emotional needs of this student population. (co-organizer & facilitator)
    • Beaver Buddy Block (BBB)/Beaver Friend Finder (BFF): First and third grade Beaver Friend Finders (BFFs) are chosen by their teachers based on their commitment, problem-solving, and friendship skills to help students feeling lonely during lunch and afternoon recesses. (coordinator & mentor) 
    • Beaver Bus Box
    • Beaver Voice Forum: Twice a month (starting in January) Fourth and fifth grade students have an opportunity to present social topics of concern in a non-judgment and solution-focused environment. (coordinator & facilitator)
    • Community resource referrals
    • Crisis intervention and support
    • Family support and consultation
    • Lunch and recess supervision
    • Peer mediation and conflict resolution
    • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Student Wellness Team
    • Race & Equity Team
    • RULER (Regulating, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions) Team. This is our second year implementing this social-emotional literacy-based approach. Read more about RULER on the Seattle Public School's page:  www.seattleschools.org/students/support/ruler/ 
    • Staff support and consultation
    • Student Support Team