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Blackhawk Intermediate School
School Counseling Program - Mr. Abel, School Counselor
 
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR COUNSELING NEWS AND UPDATES TO HELP THROUGHOUT THE DISTANCE LEARNING PERIOD, AND SOME HELPFUL WEBSITES TO HELP STUDENT'S MENTAL HEALTH DURING THIS UNIQUE TIME. 
 
Vision
Through the collective efforts of Blackhawk Intermediate School staff, families, and the community at large, the students at Blackhawk Intermediate School are educated in a positive, safe, and comfortable learning environment where they have opportunities to enrich their academic, career, and social/emotional development. Each student is supported, valued, and respected for his/her unique learning style to ensure overall success. Supported by the school counseling program, all students at Blackhawk Intermediate School participate in a curriculum that focuses on rigor, relevance and relationships. As students strive to become productive and confident citizens in the community, they are empowered to persevere, exhibit accountability for their actions, display respect, and demonstrate trustworthiness. As goal-oriented learners, our students continue to strengthen their skills necessary for a “college and career-ready” education.




Mission
Through leadership and advocacy, The Blackhawk Intermediate School’s School Counseling Program promotes rigor, relevance, and relationships among students by providing:
  1. Academic support to maximize student potential
  2. Career awareness and exploration
  3. Strategies for healthy decision-making skills
  4. Social and emotional competencies
Therefore, the collaborative efforts among The Blackhawk Intermediate School’s school counselor, teachers, parents, community members, and administration will ensure that all students have equitable access to opportunities to succeed in a global community.

Department Announcements

Websites and Apps You Can Use During the Distance Learning Period

Please click the Article to see Technology to Help You Child During This Time More +

Counseling Websites and Apps to Help During Distance Learning Time

First - We may all need coping skills as we go through this, but especially for your child.  Tips and activities to help your child cope with Coronavirus.
 
Android Apps for Counseling for your phone and tablet:
Calm - Meditate, Sleep and Relax - for all ages to calm and relax if upset. 
Smiling Mind - Meant for all ages, the app states that is for "Modern Meditation".  
 
Booster Buddy - Appropriate for 3rd grade and up, this app checks on how you are doing with feelings and offers ideas to feel better.
 
 
 

Department Links

Department Files

Professional school counselors are expected to adhere to the ethical standards set forth by ASCA. Click here to read them!
Who are school counselors? The American Counseling Association provides information about the roles of school counselors.
See how school counselors have transformed over the years!
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