Counseling Blog

Annual Nottingham School Counseling Report

2017-2018 Program Report This report highlights some of the services provided by the Nottingham School Counseling Program during the 2017-2018 school year.  These services meet the program’s mission of helping all students establish their unique academic, career, and personal/social goals so they can reach their maximum potentials. To meet the needs of the whole child, […]

Child Protection Unit

The last lesson(s) of the school year are from the Committee for Children Child Protection Unit. These materials are used in all APS elementary schools and integrate with the Second Step school counseling core curriculum. The lessons vary by developmental level but cover many important aspects of personal safety. Children are taught 8 “Never Never […]

Learning About Career Clusters

In Arlington Public Schools all students in grades 1-5 learn about the sixteen national career clusters. They will need to understand these groupings of jobs for the career exploration activities they will be provided in middle and high school. Each of the clusters have been assigned to a grade level with 3-4 clusters being covered […]

Spread Kindness

The world needs more kind acts and one small act can literally spread around the world. The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation has great resources and research about kindness. Kindness is part of the MindUp Curriculum we use in the School Counseling Program. All counseling lessons during February address some aspect of kindness.  Kindness is […]

Staff Parent Book

Reading is key to being a life-long learner. Part of our school counseling program mission statement is “By collaborating with staff, families, and community members, the school counseling program prepares all students to be successful lifelong learners, effective problem solvers, and responsible global citizens in a changing society.” Nottingham is currently doing a book share with staff […]

Fall Happenings

First Fridays of the Month – College Spirit Wear: As part of promoting a college-going culture and showing college spirit, staff and students are encouraged to wear college shirts and sweatshirts the first Friday of each month. October is National Bullying Awareness Month The Nottingham community will be celebrating Mix It Up at Lunch Day […]

Back-to-School Anxiety

Here are 5 books that inform parents about anxiety issues and offer researched based tools for helping to reduce high levels of anxiety. The start of the school year is stressful and now is the time to start preparing children to return to school. Families are encouraged to begin to readjust bedtimes and meal times […]

Nottingham School Counseling Program Annual Report

This report highlights some of the services provided by the Nottingham School Counseling Program during the 2016-2017 school year.  These services meet the program’s mission of helping all students establish their unique academic, career, and personal/social goals so they can reach their maximum potentials. To meet the needs of the whole child, counselors help all […]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Awareness Day 2017’s national focus is on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth, and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders. The 2017 national theme is “Partnering for Help and Hope.”