School Counseling


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One of 6 the ways we show our Heart Power at OGES is following the Pillars of Character Counts. Our Heart Power focus helps to instill a positive learning environment for students and a climate of kindness making OGES a safe environment for students to learn.  The children have heard about Character Counts! on morning announcements daily.  Throughout the school year the children learn about being good digital citizens as our use of technology continues to grow.


Please see the attached excerpt written by Sue Duris, President of M4 Communications on Character Counts!  and Digital Citizenship.

Charater Counts!  Guest Post by Sue Duris

This year marks the 21st CC! Week, which the White House and U.S. Senate have officially declared each year. (See the unanimously passed 2014 Senate resolution here.)

But character education is not something one can point to as a singular accomplishment. It must be a sustained campaign to win hearts and minds. And to win, it takes a community of leaders, parents, teachers and students working together to drive change.  Click to continue reading article


In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies: 



Academic Development

Students will:


  • demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  • employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
  • demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.

These counseling services are delivered through:



  • Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Solution-Focused Brief Individual Counseling

If your child has a problem or concern, he/she may inform his/her classroom teacher who will refer the child to the school counselor. Older students may access the school counselor directly. Visits to the counseling room are confidential. Calls or referrals from parents/guardians are welcomed.