Guidance

 

Welcome to TCE Counselor Corner!

Tri-Central Elementary School Counseling program is a comprehensive guidance and counseling program.  The program is organized and implemented by a licensed school counselor, Lisa Piatek,  and child development specialists in collaboration with parents, teachers and administrators. It addresses student development in academic achievement, career development, personal/social skills and community involvement. The comprehensive school counseling program  focuses on activities and services in five areas:

  • Guidance and Curriculum

  • Individual Planning

  • Responsive Services

  • System Support

  • Student Advocacy

     

    Guidance and Curriculum
    Curriculum is presented as classroom instruction, large and small group activities, school presentations, parent workshops and community events. Teachers, community members, support staff and administrators may also be involved. The elementary counseling and guidance curriculum focuses on:

  • Academic Development - Learning to Learn

  • Career Development - Learning to Work

  • Personal/Social Development-Learning to Live

  • Community Development-Learning to Contribute

    Examples of programs used in the guidance program include:

  • First Steps – child sexual abuse prevention

  • Conflict Resolution – conflict management and bullying prevention

  • Ready to Learn Skills- readiness skills for learning

  • Lifelines- character education

     

    Responsive Services
    Responsive services are counseling activities that meet the immediate needs, concerns, or problems that distract students from their academic, personal/social and/or career involvement.  Responsive services include individual and small group counseling, consultation with staff, parents, and community agencies on the student’s behalf, referral to outside resources, crisis counseling for prevention, intervention and follow-up and peer facilitation. In responsive services, school counselors use their unique expertise for immediate intervention and short term counseling. They do not provide therapy.

    System Support
    System support integrates the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program in to the school. To enhance student learning, the school counselor provides advocacy while over-seeing program content and improvement. Advocacy is an essential support component in system support.  System support activities include communication, program coordination, program review (data driven), providing staff instruction, consultation and feedback on emerging student needs, collaboration and participation on site councils, advisory committees, etc. and community outreach.

    Individual Student Planning
    Individual planning consists of activities that assist each and every student in developing and reviewing their own individual academic, career, and personal/social interests and plans. Individual planning begins at the elementary level and continues through high school. It includes discussion and strategizing for post high school plans. Progress monitoring is essential to student success and the school counselor aids in support.

    Student Advocacy
    Student advocacy focuses on the proactive involvement of counseling staff to ensure all students have equal access to achieving high standards. As counselor, I am aware of potential barriers for students, including special needs, gender, race, language, sexual orientation, social and economic status, giftedness, disabilities and religion. The school counselor must be an advocate in the school and community for all students to achieve.

 If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at lpiatek@tccs.k12.in.us  or (765)963-5885, ext. 1355.
 

Sincerely,

Lisa Piatek, M.S.
School Counselor
Tri-Central Elementary

 

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Bullying HOTLINE:  765-963-3189

Conflicts are a normal part of our lives (disagreements, one-time events).

 Things like:  Someone cutting in line,  Calling you a name, Taking your toys or books,  Or Not

                                 including you in a game

Can usually be solved by YOU!  To solve:

Use an I-Message:

  1.  I Feel______(emotion)_______________
  2. When You______(undesired action)_____________
  3. Please ___(desired action)__________. 

 

 

College and Career Readiness (DOE)

http://www.in.gov/collegegoweek/2440.htm

Emergency Assistance Fund

 

   The National White Collar Crime Center has created new online cyberbullying training for parents, educators and law enforcement. This 30 minute interactive training program addresses ways to cope with and respond to cyberbullying, including effective strategies for empathy, communication, and incident reporting.  The trainings is brief, practical, and is available online here:

http://www.nw3c.org/training/online-training/105                                                                      

 

  

Access Pass Program Partnership

 

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA Hall of Champions, and Indiana Historical Society have joined forces to make fun family learning available to more Indiana families. Families that participate in any of the state assistance programs listed below can visit these locations for just $1 per family member per visit.

Qualifying programs for Indiana residents

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Food stamps
  • Hoosier Healthwise Insurance

 

Required documents

  • Hoosier Healthwise or Hoosier Works Enrollment Recertification Letter, issued by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Letter must be issued in the primary adult cardholder name and verify program enrollment for the current year.
  • Indiana State Issued photo ID card, either a Driver’s License or State Identification card. The name on the photo ID must match an adult name on the recertification letter. Employee and Student IDs or out-of-state IDs will not be accepted.

 

To enroll in or renew an existing Access Pass, qualifying families can visit any of the venues listed below with required documentation and completed Access Pass application. Qualifying adult must be present when enrolling or utilizing benefits. Discount will not be honored if required documentation verifying enrollment eligibility is not available. (Download Policies)

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

 

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