Developing all learners well-being for tomorrow’s world.
West Fargo Public Schools middle level counseling department aligns with ASCA mindsets and behaviors to create a wholistic and safe environment. Learners are empowered to develop compassion, collaboration, and resiliency through nurturing relationships in order to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
To implement the school counseling program at Cheney Middle School, the counseling department is committed to the following with the belief that learners need to be engaged in safe and nurturing relationships that allow them to develop their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional well-being. (Relationships)
This is accomplished through:
- All learners having access to a comprehensive school counseling program coordinated by state licensed school counselors. (Pathways & Pacing)
- Consistency in the school counseling program utilizing expected developmental stages of learning. (Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum)
- All learners having access to a school counselor to discuss personal concerns, information about career and educational planning, and the right to support in identifying their social emotional needs. (Self-Efficacy & Agency) (Assessment & Feedback) (Goal Setting & Reflection)
- Providing tools for all learners and their adult(s) at home to support the learners’ educational progress with the assistance of professional school counselors. (Self-Efficacy & Agency) (Assessment & Feedback)
- Maintaining a high level of professionalism by:
- Creating an ongoing program of counselor competency training and retraining.
- Adhering to mandates and guidelines set forth by the national and state school counselor association.
- Evaluating the school counseling program on stated goals and related student competencies.
- Social-Emotional Community resources:
- FM Community Resources
- Firstlink - National Sucide Prevention Lifeline - dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-2-1-1 for emergencies!
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Provides 24/7 free and confidential support
- ND Mobile Crisis Service: (701) 298-4500
- The mobile crisis service provides support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. They will respond within 20 minutes.
- Services are available 5:00 PM - 8:00 AM on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.
- Prairie St. Johns confidential, no-cost needs assessment: (701) 476-7200
- Text-a-tip to SRO Swiggum - (701) 541-7815
- Rape and Abuse Crisis Center - Call (701) 293-7273
- COVID-19 and Your Mental Health infographic