Tomahawk IntermediateSchool Counseling ProgramSchool Counselors:Tricia B. Ballard, NCCNicole R. DeMarco, LPC, NCCMission StatementAt Tomahawk we believe our students we will be PREPARED for school and for their future. We take RESPONSIBILITY for our behavior. We believe we will INSPIRE others. We are DETERMINED to always do our best, and we will achieve EXCELLENCE.
WV AwareWV Aware (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) is an initiative under President Obama. This grant was awarded to Berkeley County as well as two other counties in WV. The five year grant provides Berkeley County Schools with funding to increase access to mental health services for students and their families. Two points within the initiative are to keep schools safer and to increase access to mental health services. WV Aware seeks to integrate mental, behavioral and emotional health as well as provide access and funding for mental health services.The WV Aware EastRidge Referral form can be found at the following link:Guidance ReferralIf you would like to make an appointment to see the school counselors, please contact us!Students may self-refer by filling out one of our "I would like to see the counselor" slips and putting it in our box located on our office door.GROUPSBanana Splits - Meet 3rd Thursday of each month during lunch.Military Kids- Meet 4th Thursday of each month during lunch.Social Skills/Friendship/Grief- Groups meet at various times depending upon grade.Tomahawk Task Force- An attendance group that focuses on helping students who missed 15 or more days the previous school year.Random Acts of KindnessNominate fellow peers and staff for demonstrating kindness and compassion toward others.Your actions can prove that one person can make a difference!10 Students are chosen each week and receive an award and treat coupon!Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Rules1. We will NOT bully others.2. We will try to help students who are bullied.3. We will try to include students who are left out.4. If we know that somebody is being bullied we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.
What Powers Do You Have?
Throughout the school year students will learn about various topics which include: OLWEUS bullying prevention, conflict resolution, diversity and tolerance, problem solving, character education, careers, test taking skills, etc. Other topics may come up throughout the year and would be added as necessary.
Red Ribbon Week
Week of October 23
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