Student Services / Guidance

School Counseling Staff

Student Services Coordinator
Katherine Moaratty K-12

School Counselors
Carolyn Rayno, K-3 Guidance  Visit my Page!
Georgia Scott, 4-6 Guidance  Visit my Page!
Dan Farina, 7-8 Guidance  Visit my Page!
Tom Mauzy, HS A-L Guidance  Visit my Page!
Diane Fisher, HS M-Z Guidance  Visit my Page!

Reasons to Speak to a Counselor

Reasons a student might want to talk to a School Counselor:

  • "I'm being teased a lot."
  • "No one will play with me at recess."
  • "There is a club at recess and they won't let me in it."
  • "My parents might be getting a divorce and I can't stop thinking about it."
  • "My dog died and I miss him."
  • "My best friend is playing with someone else."
  • "He/she just ignores me."
  • "The bus is so noisy; I don't want to ride on it."
  • "I don't like to eat in the cafeteria."

Reasons parents might want to talk to a School Counselor:

  • "Isabella is so disorganized."
  • "Bobby does not want to come to school."
  • 'There are changes I see in Juan.  Is this normal?"
  • "Lee said she is being picked on at recess."
  • "Sue says she has no friends."
  • "Sonya is having a difficult time sleeping at night."
  • "Can you talk to Anna about..."
  • "I'm worried about Abdul because..."

Reasons teachers or administrators

 to talk to a School Counselor : 

  • "I need help teaching my students to work cooperatively in groups.'
  • "Kevin is absent a lot."
  • "Sara has a hard time paying attention and is disorganized."
  • "Rumor-spreading is interfering with class time."
  • "Eduardo can not sit still."
  • "Something has changed with Gina, can you talk with her."

Welcome!
Welcome to Newport School District's Student Services Web Page. This page provides you with information about school counseling programming and resources in the district. 



Mission
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Vision
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What is a School Counselor?

-Typically a (minimum Master's level) certified, trained, and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for every student to achieve academic and social success. School Counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:
  • Classroom Counseling Curriculumdesigning ,structuring, and delivering classroom lessons so that students develop specific outcome-driven competencies in all grades PK-5 (personal/social, academic, career)and driven by the needs of the school population
  • Individual Student Planning- assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
  • Responsive Servicesmeeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
  • System Supportschoolwide program planning and implementation (PBIS, Instructional Leadership Teaming, etc.), consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families

How Might My Child Experience School Counseling?

  • Individual Counseling- A student and the school counselor work in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that 'get in the way of' school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: feelings, changing families, peer pressure, friends, stress, academics, social skills, academics, bullying, getting along with others, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Small Group Counseling- A process where students, sharing similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
  • Classroom Counseling lessons- The school counselor develops and implements PK-5 classroom curriculum driven by national and county school counseling outcomes.  Classroom lessons are regularly scheduled and address personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level.  Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.