Archive for February 10, 2011
Is there a difference between counseling high school students compared with elementary or middle school students? Andrew Ragland, an APS alum and counselor at Mays High, answered that question and more in the video above.
APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling Week, we turn our attention to the professionals who ensure that APS students are prepared to excel emotionally, socially and academically. Professional school counselors at APS are certified, experienced educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. Be sure to thank these talented caregivers today!
We are grateful to Ronald Garlington, coordinator of K-8 Guidance and Counseling Services, and LaVerne Ware, coordinator of High School Counseling and Student Support Services, for proudly sharing information about our amazing team.
Thomasville Heights Elementary School Principal Charles Penn continuously makes the connection between home and school to promote student success. Support from community partners — and a book by President Barack Obama — also keep students motivated.
Target recently awarded 60 students with a gift bag, reading certificate and the book “Of Thee, I Sing,” written by President Obama, for consistently completing reading homework as part of the Success for All (SFA) program.
Thomasville Heights Elementary is in its first year as an SFA school. One major component of the initiative is the Read and Respond homework. Students are required to read nightly for 20 minutes and have a parent sign their Read and Respond form. Read and Respond homework assists with reading comprehension and fluency, and fosters a love of reading.
Every eight weeks, students are highlighted for their progress with reading homework.
Special thanks to Linda Howard, Success for All Coach, for sharing the good news.