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Hello Eccles Community!

Here you will find relevant information and resources regarding the counseling services specific to our school. My role as the school counselor is to support our students’ social-emotional wellbeing, academic success, and career exploration and future goals. I look forward to building meaningful relationships with our students and their families this year!

If you have any questions regarding the resources listed here or would like to connect with me regarding your student, please reach out! I am happy to help!

Thank you, Kelly Siewell

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Welcome Back Eccles Students!

We are welcoming back our students into the building and we couldn't be more excited! While this school year looks a little different than normal, we are so happy to return to in person learning. We are focusing on staying safe and building community. Looking forward to an awesome year together again!

WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?

School counselors help to support the social, emotional and academic needs of all students. We accomplish this by providing

  • Classroom lessons
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation with parents and teachers
  • Coordination with outside agencies and therapists
  • Referrals for community resources

All counseling and group sessions in a school setting are short-term in nature, and focus on solutions to help students succeed socially, emotionally and academically. School counseling activities help students gain confidence in their ability to interact with others, learn how to solve problems, manage and work through feelings, develop coping and calming skills, recognize their strengths, and much more!

Topics covered include friendship, empathy, calming strategies, problem solving, diversity, kindness, self-esteem, resilience, optimism, career interests and personal safety.

The school counseling program at Eccles Elementary is aligned to the standards set forth by the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model.

OUR VISION

The Canby School District Comprehensive Counseling Program is crucial to current and future student success. Building effective relationships that provide personalized, meaningful, and equitable support empowers all students with the foundational skills for continued lifelong learning and success as productive contributors to their families and greater communities.

OUR MISSION

The Canby School District’s Comprehensive School Counseling Program’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for all students, by proactively and effectively partnering with other educators, parents, and community stakeholders. We support the academic and career success of all students through their social and emotional growth.