School Counseling Program
Situations facing students today have changed dramatically in recent years. Because of societal changes, children are exposed to a wide range of issues at a younger age.
WFPS believes all children can benefit from a quality counseling program designed to assist students in understanding that good choices affect their lives. The counselors will address pertinent topics through classroom lessons, small educational group sessions and short term individual counseling. Children may be referred to a counselor by staff, parents or themselves.
- Personal/Social Development
- Acquire self knowledge
- Acquire interpersonal skills
- Develop and apply personal safety skills
- Academic Development
- Develop academic self-understanding
- Acquire skills to improve learning
- Plan to achieve goals
- Career Development
- Develop career knowledge
- Develop work place skills
The counseling program will be enhanced by various community agency programs such as “I Wish the Hitting Would Stop” and “Red Flag, Green Flag”. These programs, in addition to the district counseling program, address personal safety and/or personal boundary and privacy needs.
All fifth graders will be given an opportunity to learn about their personal development, including physical and emotional changes. Parents will be notified prior to the occasion. For more information about the content contact your school counselor.
Any questions you have regarding the counseling program should be addressed to your building counselor.
The mission of the West Fargo School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career and personal/social development of all students through a collaborative effort between the home, school and community. The ultimate objective is to prepare students to be productive, well-rounded, informed, and responsible contributing members of society.