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Student Services

Student Services Mission Statement: 

Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

 

This is an image of Ms. Byford, our school counselor.

School Counselor

Mrs. Erica Byford

910.497.1258 ext.501

Available: 7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Monday – Friday

ericabyford@ccs.k12.nc.us

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.  Professional school counselors provide consultation, individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, resource assistance, and facilitating communication between families and community programs that may be useful for their particular situations.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

Mrs. Byford’s classroom guidance curriculum is based around the Cumberland County Schools Character Education program, which focuses on Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Caring, Self-Discipline, Trustworthiness, Fairness, and Citizenship. It is Mrs. Byford’s goal to meet with each classroom once per month to address these topics. Small group services are provided on an as-needed basis and are tailored to the unique needs of the students attending WTBES. Our annual Service Learning project involves participation in the Pasta for Pennies program offered by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in partnership with Olive Garden. Students work together to raise money for the fight against blood cancers, and the classroom that collects the largest amount per capita wins a pasta party. catered by Olive Garden. Mrs. Byford also facilitates transition to middle school for rising 6th graders. If you have a 5th grader and have questions about the transition to middle school, Mrs. Byford is always available to assist.

Anyone with concerns about a student or an adult can make a referral to Mrs. Byford via e-mail, phone, or by utilizing the mailbox outside of office 501, which is located immediately to the left of the front office. All referrals and counseling sessions are strictly confidential, except when reporting is required by law. Situations that require reporting typically involve child abuse and neglect, students threatening self-harm or the harm of others, and any activities or situations known to be illegal. School Counselors are mandatory reporters in the state of North Carolina.

As the Student Services Team chair and the 504 chair, Mrs. Byford schedules and facilitates meetings to address concerns about academic performance, behavior, attendance, or any other situation that may be impacting a student’s academic career. Anyone with concerns for their student can request an SST or 504 meeting by contacting Mrs. Byford.

This is going to be a great year, and I look forward to working with all of you!

 

 

This is an image of Holly Van Dyke, our School Social WorkerSchool Social Worker

Ms. Holly Van Dyke

910.497.1258 ext.108

Available:  7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Every Other Friday

hollyvandyke@ccs.k12.nc.us

The Cumberland County Schools Social Work Program provides services to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by identifying, modifying, and removing barriers to learning while promoting wellness and student success.  School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link between the home, school, and community.  School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as:

 

  • Monitoring school attendance
  • Promoting dropout prevention
  • Consultation
  • Information and referral
  • Identification of at-risk students, and counseling
  • In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention and conflict resolution.              

This is an image of Sarah Oehler, our School Psychologist.

School Psychologist

Ms. Sarah Oehler

910.497.1258

Available: 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday

sarahoehler@ccs.k12.nc.us

School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  They provide assessment and testing of students for special services.  Consultation for teachers and students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

 

 

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:

Ms. Allison Terrell

910.497.1258

Available: 7:15 a.m.- 2:45 p.m., Friday

The Military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for the military students.  The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to:  assess needs, build awareness of resources,  and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

 

This is an image of Angie Thomason, our school nurse.

School Nurse

Ms. Angie Thomason,

910.497.1258

Available: 7:15 a.m.- 2:45 p.m., Wednesday

angiethomason@ccs.k12.nc.us

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families.  School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.

 

 

 

 

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Published by Theresa Lindsey on November 9, 2016
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