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TK-6 Counseling
The TK-6 (Transitional Kindergarten - Sixth Grade) Developmental School Counseling Program is a planned sequential curriculum designed to maximize student competencies by addressing the emotional, social, and academic needs of all students. It involves school personnel, students, and parents in a collaborative effort to assist children in the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for high scholastic achievement. School Counselors focus on attendance, behavior, and academic progress. Parents are invited to contact the TK - 6 School Counselor, with questions about counseling services available to them or their children.
TK-6 Counselor
Contact
danica.held@hintonschool.com
TK-3 - (712) 947-4327
4-6 - (712) 947-4328
Counselor Roles
The role of the counselor consists of three components: counseling, consulting and coordinating

• Counseling involves the counselor in direct services to students through classroom instructions, small group experiences, and individual counseling on request. Parent permission is required to participate in small groups. Students may be referred for individual services by a parent, staff member, or may self-refer. In the case of a self-referral, the counselor contacts parents if an initial visit warrants continued involvement in order to resolve a person, social, or academic concern.

• The school counselor consults with school staff, parents, and other professionals in a team approach to identifying and meeting student needs.

• Coordination is the organization of all guidance program components into an efficient and meaningful process. Close contact among all members of the staff, as well as community resources, is an important element of the program.
Parenting Links
Here are a few of the several websites we feel are helpful to parents of elementary school-aged children. If you have questions upon reviewing the sites information or need assistance with implementation, please feel free to contact one of the counselors.