STUDENT SERVICESThe Student Services Department provides a range of support and interventions that are designed to enhance academic, social and emotional success as well as the over-all well-being of our students. Student Services work collaboratively with community agencies to offer prevention and interventions that address family issues, drug and alcohol problems, truancy and disciplinary concerns, teen pregnancy and physical and mental health concerns. Building-level support for instructional and administrative staff is a critical aspect of the Student Services mission, as is serving on Crisis Intervention teams and Community Health Committees. Student Services provide administrative oversight and support to the School Social Work, School Nurse, Health Services, Counseling and Homebound programs.This week is National School Counseling Week. The theme this year is: "School Counselor: Providing Lessons for Life". Lee County Schools is very fortunate to have counselors who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our students. Please feel free to contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions or concerns. They would be more than happy to help.Mission Statement & Vision Statement forLee County SchoolsCounseling ProgramsElementary:Mission StatementThe mission of the Lee County Elementary School Counselors is to provide high, quality, comprehensive school counseling services to all students. Our programs are designed to help students develop and enhance their cognitive, social-emotional, a career development. Through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, we will facilitate competence in the areas of communication, character, problem solving, career and self awareness, goal setting, and relationship.Vision StatementThe Lee County Elementary School Counselors envision a program which is data driven, students centered, and easily accessible to all. Our vision is that through this program, all students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing members of society.Middle School:Mission StatementThe mission of Lee County Middle School Counselors is to provide services that will support and enhance the personal growth and development of our students. We offer services to assist students in meeting their personal goals while maintaining the high standards of Lee County Schools. We are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, we facilitate the support system to ensure all students in Lee County have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to be 21st Century Learners and contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.Vision StatementThe vision of the Lee County Middle School counseling program is to ensure that all students graduate high school, college or career ready with the knowledge and skills to be contributing and caring members of society.High School:Mission StatementThe mission of the high school counseling program in Lee County is to collaborate with school leaders, teachers, and our community to advocate for and facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social growth of every individual student preparing them to be people of integrity who are lifelong learners.Vision StatementThe vision of the high school counseling program in Lee County is to see every student graduate career and/or college ready and that they can transition into the world as competent, creative, and productive members of the community.
School Social Worker Week
March 4-8, 2019
The theme for this year’s school social worker week is, “Lucky Enough”. Social workers are:
“Lucky enough” to focus on the whole-child:
- Promote the social and emotional development of students.
- Consider barriers to learning and value relationships building.
- Empower students and offer a voice for marginalized youth.
- Implement multi-tiered programs and practices.
- Value student self-determination and honor confidentiality.
“Lucky enough” to link to community resources:
- Promote a continuum of services
- Mobilize resources and promote assets.
- Link and coordinate community services for families in need.
- Honor the family’s cultural identity.
- Bring a strengths perspective and ecological perspective to working with students and families.
“Lucky enough” to be a part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Enhance professional capacity of school personnel.
- Facilitate engagement between student, family, school, and community.
- Promote a school climate and culture conducive to student learning and teaching excellence.
- Actively participate in team collaboration and problem-solving.
- Advocate for student voice and promote family involvement.
“Lucky enough” to advocate for the profession.
- Are trained mental health professionals.
- Have a degree in social work.
- Provide services related to a person’s social, emotional, and life adjustment to school and society.
- Are the link between home, school, and community providing services to students, families, and school personnel.
- Promote and support students’ academic and social success.
“Lucky enough” to be a School Social Worker!”
School social workers are vital, valuable and visible professionals contributing to the success of students!
Lee County Schools is “lucky enough” to have a dedicated, caring school social worker staff who truly make a difference in the lives of our students.
Thank you, social workers, for a great job!!! We appreciate you very much!