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Guidance and Counseling

 The following videos were created with the help of our Stony Brook students and remind us to respect others and the world in which we live.

Don't Laugh At Me:  Students from Mrs. Lehman's class created this video from the book and song by Steve Seskin.

What a Wonderful World:  A video of one of my favorite songs, created with artwork by Mrs. Lohr's 3rd grade art students. Music used with permission from Larry Long. Special thanks to Mr. Loser and Mrs. Lehman for their help on this project.

Meet Your Counselor

Hi, my name is Mrs. Frey and I am the school counselor for Stony Brook. I have been a counselor for 21 years, all of which have been at Stony Brook. I was a classroom teacher for 15 and a 1/2 years in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. I received a B.S. from Towson State University and an M.E.D. from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to my counseling responsibilities, I am a member of the Stony Brook Behavior/Crisis Team and a member of Family Issues Roundtable which is an organization that is designed to help provide resources for families in the York area. I am also a member of PSCA(Pennsylvania School Counselor Association).

 

The Role of the Elementary School Counselor

  • To assist learners to do and feel their best in school in order to facilitate their highest learning potential
  • To consult with parents, teachers, administrators, & staff
  • To provide brief counseling to learners, individually and in small groups, as needed
  • To present periodic developmental guidance classroom lessons
  • To contribute to the development of a positive school climate
  • To consult with community agencies
  • To follow the National Ethical Guidelines of the American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
  • To make school counseling available for all students
  • To teach skills for effective living and learning based on ASCA standards in the areas: Academic, Personal/Social, and Career

The Classroom and School Climate


The school counselor visits classrooms periodically to meet all of the learners and teach skills to help them grow in the areas recommended by the American School Counselors Association: academics, social-personal, career awareness, as well as many of the state's academic and interpersonal standards. Part of the curriculum includes "The Green Circle", which supports the district's anti-bullying efforts. This program focuses on pro-social skills and diversity awareness, presented in 3 lessons. The main goals are: bully prevention, peaceful problem solving, and creating a positive learning environment for all students. "Green Circle" is about "Growing our World of People" by showing "Caring, Sharing, & Respect" and recognizes the fact that humans come in different shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds and that each person chooses his/her circle of friends. These concepts begin in our elementary schools and continue in varying formats throughout the upper grades. The concepts are referred to during the year, to promote a safe, encouraging school climate. Key vocabulary is: "Caring, Sharing, Respect", Include, Exclude, Feelings, Friends, Family, Words, Actions, Choices, Mutual Respect, Alike, Different.

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