Waianae Intermediate School Counseling Program Vision Statement
The vision of the Waianae Intermediate School Counseling Program is that all students graduate college and career ready to be positive contributors to their community. All Waianae Intermediate students are safe, respectful and responsible citizens in society. Our students have developed social, emotional and behavioral skills that help them engage in positive relationships long after leaving Waianae Intermediate. Our students have a voice in choosing their futures. “Our Voice, Our Choice, Our Future. By supporting students’ social, emotional and academic needs, we ensure excellence in all they do. This belief aligns with Waianae Intermediate School’s vision - E Po'okela! Students achieve excellence in all we do.”
Waianae Intermediate School Counseling Program Mission Statement:
The mission of the Waianae Intermediate School Counseling Program is to deliver a comprehensive and systemic ASCA Model program that promotes the development of safe, respectful, responsible, and resilient citizens who will contribute to society far into the future. The school counselors will provide large group activities, small group discussions and individual counseling to all students. School counselors at Waianae Intermediate School will actively communicate with all stakeholders and advocate for equity of all students to receive challenging, yet appropriate coursework, enrichment opportunities and differentiated instruction to support equal access to students to reach their highest academic potential.
Counseling Services Available:
The WIS counseling team provides individual and group counseling, and classroom presentations to students regarding academic and personal/ social issues. Some of the counseling team activities include:
Counselors meet with students one-on-one capacity the student or an adult requests a meeting. These meetings are confidential (unless there is a safety concern) and are to discuss issues such as academics, problem solving, goal setting, personal issues related school and other issues that may be impacting learning. Counseling sessions are generally brief but a counselor may make a referral to on-going counseling if necessary.
Small groups are formed when a common need surfaces for a small group of students. Some examples include, resolving a conflict within a group of students, goal setting, adjusting to middle school, etc. Participating in small groups can help students relate with other students who have similar challenges.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
WIS counselors provide support for Second Step social-emotional lessons delivered in the classroom in the three core counseling areas: academic development, career development and personal/ social development.