• Counseling Program Website
     
    Welcome to the school counseling webpage for Inwood Primary School! The school counseling profession has 
    changed greatly in the last 15 years and counselors are now responsible for establishing a comprehensive guidance 
    program for their schools which supports student development in three domains: academic, personal/social, and 
    career. As the school counselor, I am able to support student development through individual counseling, group 
    counseling, classroom guidance sessions, consultation, and coordination services. Please watch for the 
    “Counselors Corner” in the monthly newsletter for current happenings within the counseling department.
     
    Mission Statement
    The Inwood primary School counseling program will enable students to become life-long learners, build skills in 
    problem-solving and decision making, learn to work independently and with others, and develop the positive 
    character traits necessary to become well-adjusted and productive members of society.
    Services
     
    Individual Counseling
    I am available to meet one-on-one with students to assist them with day-to-day issues they may face.
    The students will develop coping skills, set goals, and problem-solve. At times, peer conflicts may be 
    mediated in the counselor’s office. Students will gain the tools necessary to communicate more 
    effectively and achieve goals.
    Group Counseling
    Group counseling sessions will be offered throughout the school year and are based on the students’ 
    needs. They may include such topics as friendship skills, coping with divorce, grief, study skills, 
    organization, etc. Parents are notified of upcoming groups and permission is required.
     
    Classroom Guidance
    Classroom Guidance is a planned, developmental program in which the counselor meets weekly with each 
    class to provide instruction in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development. Topics 
    covered may include positive character traits, bullying, problem-solving, conflict resolution, friendship 
    skills, as well as behaviors and attitudes necessary for school success and life success.
    Consultation
    I am available to meet with parents, teachers, administrators, school psychologists, medical 
    professionals, and community agency personnel to plan and implement strategies to help students be 
    successful.
     
    Coordination
    The counselor often serves as the liaison between the school and community agencies whose services may 
    meet the needs of certain families. I am actively involved in organizing, managing, and evaluating the 
    needs of students and their families. Often, the school counselor is also responsible for coordination of 
    other school-wide initiatives and programs.
     
    Requesting Services for Your Child
    At Inwood Primary School, I work on behalf of all students and their families to promote the highest level of 
    success possible. I look forward to working with you and your family! You can reach me by phone at 304-229-
    1990 or email at mlbloodworth@k12.wv.us. You can also complete a referral form (located by the front office) and drop it by 
    the school office in a sealed envelope. I will address the issue as soon as I am able to. Your child may also ask 
    his/her teacher for permission to come talk to me.Schedule
    I split my time between Inwood Primary School and Back Creek Elementary School. I will be at IPS the following 
    days:
    Monday 8:10am-12:30pm
    Thursday- 8:10am-4:00pm
    Friday- 8:10am-4:00pm
     
    Confidentiality
    My goal is to make certain that students understand they can come and see me without fear that I will share 
    sensitive information with others. As a counselor, I adhere to strict ethical standards regarding confidentiality. 
    However, when an individual is at risk of harm (either the student I am counseling or someone else), I will break 
    confidentiality to avert the situation. This occurs rarely but will be important for student and parents to 
    remember.
     
    Attendance
    I cannot support your student’s success if they are not at school! Please make sure your student attends classes 
    regularly. Attendance is absolutely critical for student learning. Absences impede students’ progress and can also
    have serious consequences for students and their parents. Please take the time to visit the Attendance Website 
    for Berkeley County Schools at https://www.berkeleycountyschools.org/Page/4782
     
    Other Useful Links:
    You can find some great back-to-school tips at the American School Counselor Association website: 
    http://www.schoolcounselor.org/parents-public
    Learn more about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at: 
    http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/index.page
     
    Volunteer Opportunities
    In order to create a comprehensive guidance program that truly addresses the needs of all students, it is important 
    to have input from all stakeholders. If you would like to help shape the future of the guidance program at Inwood 
    Primary School, please consider serving on the Parent Advisory Council for the Guidance Department. If 
    interested, please contact me at 304-229-1990.
     
    Michelle Bloodworth