Office: Room 213a
Counseling and Advising
My name is Paula Anderson and I am the new School Counselor here at ISM. It is my pleasure to be working here with the staff and students. Below are some resources I hope you find helpful. The first link will provide some information about what I do in the form of “The 4 C’s of Counseling.” The second will provide suggestions for ways you can help promote student success. And finally, I will provide links to resources and services outside of the school.
Let me know how I can make a difference for you and your student.
The 4 C's of Counseling:
Counseling is available to individual students and small groups.
Consulting takes place between counselors and AQCs/parents.
Coordinating the efforts of school personnel and community agencies is a function of the counselor.
Classroom guidance lessons follow a curriculum which is developed and based on standards of learning.
How can Parents Promote Student Success?
Parents play a key role in ensuring that their child or adolescent achieves school success. When parents, students, and staff work together, the student will obtain his/her academic goals. Some of the actions that parents can take to promote school success are:
- communicate with school staff to be aware of homework assignments
- review your child’s homework
- encourage your child to seek friends who will be helpful to them
- try to do something enjoyable with your child at least once a week
- set clear expectations for students about homework; have a set place and time for homework
- monitor where your child goes/this will encourage them to stay out of trouble
- communicate with school staff first when there is a concern with the school
- attend school functions such as conferences, programs, and athletic events
- encourage students to participate in school-related after-school activities
- consistently enforce household rules
- set aside a time when the whole family reads
- encourage students to talk about school, social activities, and their interests
- teach standards of right and wrong and demonstrate these standards
- provide a quiet place where your child can study (preferably a quiet room)
- support school discipline policies
- talk to your child about tobacco, drugs, alcohol, gangs, and violence
- monitor your child’s choices of TV programs, video games and music