Ellis School Counselors address three domains in each student’s development throughout the school year:

  • Academic
  • Career Development
  • Personal/Social Development

Ellis School Counselors provide:

  • Short term individual and group counseling
  • Crisis assessment and referral information
  • Curriculum-based classroom lessons
  • Consultation services for school personnel and parents
  • Conflict resolution
  • Assist in investigation and reporting of bullying
  • Transition assistance to middle and high school
  • 504 coordination, grades K-8
  • Collaboration with special education providers
  • Attendance monitoring

Melissa Simard
Elementary School Counselor
895-2511 ext.423
msimard@sau83.org

Throughout the school year we address many issues including:

  • Red Ribbon Week (Making healthy choices & managing peer pressure)
  • Mix it up at Lunch (Diversity & Friendship skills)
  • No Name Calling Week (Kindness & Anti-bullying)
  • College & Career Exploration
  • Skills for Listening & Learning
  • Identifying and Managing Feelings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interventions provided include: school wide initiatives, classroom guidance, individual check-ins, social skills groups, staff consultation, parent communication, as well as 504 Coordination.

Michelle Farrar, B.S., M.Ed
Ellis Middle School Guidance Counselor
895-2511 Ext. 438
mfarrar@sau83.org

Welcome back! I'm very excited to be back at Ellis School, we have many exciting programs scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year! I am available through the school year to help you and your child have a successful school experience. Students do not always adjust easily to school. Many struggle with the academic work, changes in their families, health concerns, or friendship issues. When a child’s emotions begin to interfere with his/her ability to adjust positively to the demands of school, brief services may be helpful. Individual counseling, lunch groups, parent and teacher consultation and/or emergency services and referrals for additional support may be appropriate. If you are worried about your child’s adjustment, do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.

Thank you for all you do for the community of Fremont, here’s to another great school year!

The mission of Ellis School Counseling Department is to empower all students regardless of individual differences to acquire the educational, occupational and social competencies necessary to function and contribute in a changing society.

To implement the school counseling program at Ellis School, the counselors are committed to the following.

We believe that:

  • All students have dignity and worth.
  • All students have the right to be served by the school counseling program.
  • The school counseling program should be consistent with expected developmental stages of learning.
  • The school counseling programs shall be planned, managed and coordinated by the State-certified counseling staff.
  • The student and parent (s) are responsible for monitoring the student’s educational progress assisted by a professional school counselor.
  • An ongoing program of counselor training/retraining is necessary to maintain a quality school counseling program.
  • The professional mandates and guidelines proposed by the American School Counselor Association and State School Counselor association shall continue to set standards for the school counseling programs.

The Ellis School District adheres to the philosophy that the school counseling program is an essential part of the overall education process. As advocates of our students, school counselors, along with administration, parents and the community of Fremont will support our students in individual growth and development as well as preparing them with life skills and career choices. To work as a counseling department to develop and implement appropriate programming school wide. We will continue to abide by the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors and participate in professional development activities pertinent to school counseling. Professional School Counselors hold a Master’s degree and require New Hampshire State certification in school counseling.

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