Hello! Welcome to the Mary H. Wright Elementary School Guidance and Counseling website.
The main goal is to assist students in achieving their maximum personal development, both as individuals and learners. The guidance program will help all the students of Mary H. Wright Elementary to acquire skills in the educational, social, and vocational areas necessary for living in an ever-changing society.
At Mary H. Wright Elementary, the Guidance Program Consists of:
- Weekly Classroom Guidance Sessions
- Small Group Activities
- Individual Counseling
- Consultation ( parents, teachers, community, etc)
The purpose of a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program in a school setting is to promote and enhance the learning process. This program facilitates student development in three broad areas.
This area is an integral part to provide the foundation for personal growth and the pursuit of success in life. To understand and respect self, relate positively to others, make informed and safe decisions, cope effectively with change, and become responsible citizens are essential to this process. Students acquire skills to foster relationships with self, others, family, and the community.
This area is an integral part of an individual’s pursuit of life-long learning. Being able to achieve educational success, identify and work toward goals, manage information, organize time, and locate resources are essential to this process. The student experiences success and maximizes educational potential through effort and commitment to producing high quality work. Academic development includes desired learning goals that require the student to have a command of decision-making, problem-solving, goal-setting, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and interpersonal communication skills.
This area is an integral part of an individual’s pursuit of success in the world of work. Being able to develop the knowledge and skills to make realistic career plans, make a successful transition from school to work, achieve interdependence, and compete in a global economy are essential to this process. This area is the foundation for the development of skills that assist students in making a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job-to-job, across their life career span.
Bobcat parents/guardians, please let our school know if we can be of assistance to you and/or your child.
Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns. (864) 594-4477
Our Guidance Counselor, Sonya Haggerty, may be reached at SOHaggerty@spart7.org