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Philipsburg-Osceola
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Our School Counseling Mission Statement
The school counseling program helps all students achieve success in school and develop into lifelong learners by focusing on the academic, career and personal/social domains.
Student Services
Individual Counseling
Small Group Counseling
Developmental Guidance Lessons
Crisis Intervention
Community Agency Liaison/Consultation
 
Individual Counseling
Self Referral
Children may self refer to the counselor when they have a worry or problem. At Osceola Mills Elementary requests to see the counselor can be found throughout the school. A child in collaboration with his or her teacher will decide if the problem can be worked out in the classroom or needs to be referred to the counselor. If the decision is to see the counselor, the child goes to the counseling office located next to the main office. If the counselor is available the child is seen immediately and if not usually later that day or the next day. Children are always encouraged to discuss their concerns with parents. Similarly parents are encouraged to contact the counselor with any questions or concerns. Telephone calls are placed to parents when necessary.
 
Individual Counseling
Individual counseling is offered on a limited basis.
 
Small Group Counseling
Friendship Groups also known as Lunch Bunch
To support students’ social and emotional development, counseling groups are offered to provide children with the opportunity for extra instruction, practice and support. These groups are typically held during lunch time or snack time and focus on interpersonal and intrapersonal skill development.
Personal space, turn taking, being a good sport, conflict resolution and dealing with teasing are examples of the interpersonal skills addressed at the K-2 level. Intrapersonal skills could include stress/anxiety management, overcoming shyness, impulse control and self-confidence. Regular participation in guidance services can be initiated by a parent, teacher, and/or administrator in consultation with the school counselor.
 
Time-limited Groups
Short-term counseling groups are offered on an as needed basis. Topics have included changing families groups for children whose families are experiencing a separation, divorce or remarriage, loss and transition groups for children who have experienced a major loss, stress management and overcoming shyness. Parent permission is required for students to participate in time-limited groups.
 
Developmental Guidance Lessons
Because the counseling program aims to address the needs of all students, I provide developmental guidance lessons at all grade levels. These lessons address topics related to personal, social, academic, and career development.
 
Crisis Intervention
Centre County 1-800-643-5432
Clearfield County 1-800-341-5040
 
Community Agency Liaison/Consultation
If you are interested in a mental health, community agency referral, or just have general questions please call me! 343-4105, ext. 4104. I can also be reached at srhoades@pomounties.org.
Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105 (814) 339-7814
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870 (814) 342-7526
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906 (814) 342-2091
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521 (814) 342-7521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050 (814) 342-7208
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Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050
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