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 Welcome back!!! Miss Albert is your school counselor at Signal Hill! This is her second year at Signal Hill and she is so excited to work with you! She will work with all grade levels and all students will participate in monthly class lessons with the counselor. In addition, the school counselor offers individual counseling, group counseling, and support to students whenever they are in need.


Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns :)

Miss Albert- albertl@pwcs.edu or 703-530-7541




SHES School Counseling Vision, Mission, and Beliefs 

       The vision of the Counseling Program at Signal Hill is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by implementing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program that addresses the areas of personal and social development, academic achievement, and we will inspire career interests for future success.

Our mission is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.  This is accomplished by collaborating with our families, staff, and community to provide our children with the skills, knowledge, and attitude to be productive citizens and lifelong learners.

The school counselors at Signal Hill believe:

   * All students are capable of success

   * All students’ dignity and culture is respected and valued

   * All students will have access to a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and culturally aware school counseling program

   * School counseling is an essential and integral part of the overall educational process

 

Announcements

  • Leader In Me
    This year at Signal Hill, we are introducing the students to a program called Leader In Me. Leader In Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to: 
    •  teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
    • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
    • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.
  • The school counseling program at Signal Hill will align with 7 habits associated with Leader In Me! The 7 habits are:
    • Habit 1: Be Proactive
    • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First
    • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    • Habit 6: Synergize
    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

As we continue our own learning about the 7 Habits we will continue to provide useful information that you can use with your students at home! In addition to talking with your student about Leader In Me, feel free to look at their website for more information https://www.leaderinme.org/ 


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Parenting Resources
Virginia Cooperative Extension, PWC
Strengthening Families through Education
www.pwcgov.org/parenting

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Social Media Tips for Parents and Students (Coming Soon!)

 

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ForK - For Kids
Hunger doesn’t end on Friday. ForK is dedicated to helping families fill the weekend gap when in-school meals are not available by providing healthy, nourishing foods on a weekly basis.
Food items offered include: • Fruit • Granola Bars • Oatmeal • Tomato Soup • Chicken Noodle Soup • Chicken and Rice Soup • Beef Vegetable Soup • Spaghetti & Meatballs • Macaroni & Cheese • Tuna • Chicken • Corn • Green Beans • Peas • Raisins • Popcorn • Pretzels
ForK was founded in Manassas, Virginia to help schools reach local children who do not have enough to eat on the weekend. We deliver food items to participating schools and, each Friday, teachers or counselors discretely place that food in the backpacks of children who need it. Every effort is made to ensure that the program is operated in a manner that promotes respect for the children and families served. We work closely with local schools to reach the children and families in greatest need. Targeted schools are either not currently serviced by other weekend food organizations, overlooked because of the overall socio-economic status of the area around the school, or in need of greater assistance.
Donate Just $5 per week provides a child with nourishing food for the weekend. A donation of $260 will feed a local child every weekend for a year.
To donate please go to www.forkva.org

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