Hi, I'm Mrs. Davis, counselor at Venetucci Elementary. The counseling focus for our school revolves around the needs of our students. Those needs are met through school wide initiatives, whole class guidance lessons, small group instruction and individual support for specific students.
I am able to visit each classroom twice monthly. The lessons I use when I visit there focus on Zones of Regulation. All Venetucci students know which feeling goes into each zone. The focus now is for students to understand how their feelings impact others and what each student can do to continue to learn by learning strategies that can be useful in all settings.
PBIS is our school's Positive Behavior Intervention Support. This is a system that allows us to focus on the positive things our students are doing and reteaching those things that get in the way of each student's learning. We do that by using a clip chart system, classroom team Punches, and TEAM tickets. Our staff focuses on catching students doing the right thing and recognizing those things.
Mustang Mediators are 5th grade students that are selected based on teacher recommendation. These students give tours to new students. They do all of the recycling for the school. They give weekly PBIS related announcements. They help Kindergarten and 1st grade students at lunch and recess. They help with community projects throughout the school year.