Hi, my name is Mrs. Jasmine Wilson. I am excited to join
the Rock View family, and I am looking
forward to working with you and your wonderful children this year. Please
take a moment to review the counseling services that are provided at Rock View
Elementary School. If I can assist you in anyway, please do not hesitate
to contact me at 240-740-0920 or by e-mail at Jasmine_A_Wilson@mcpsmd.org
school counselor will provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program
addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development needs of all
students in a safe, nurturing environment. Through collaboration with the
school and community stakeholders, all students will be prepared academically
and socially to contribute as productive leaders of society.
View’s Counseling Program
View has a comprehensive developmental counseling program. It is designed to
support students through direct counseling services and the management of
programs that strengthen the positive learning environment. All counseling
related services facilitate the social/emotional growth of students in the
areas of; self-awareness, relationship skills, social awareness,
self-management and responsible decision making.
One-on-one short term counseling support is available for
all students in grades K - 5. This support is intended to address specific
emotional, behavioral or social concerns. Students may self-refer or be
referred by a staff member or parent. If you feel your child would benefit from
speaking with the counselor, please contact me either by e-mail at Jasmine_A_Wilson@mcpsmd.org or at 240-740-0920.
Small group counseling is offered to students to further support
their personal and social development. Small groups give students
the opportunity to have additional social-emotional learning
experiences. In the small group setting, students are provided with
an opportunity to try new skills, to express themselves in a supportive
environment, and to benefit from the support of group members.
Based on the needs of the school, the following groups may be
offered this school year.
Friendship- Children need the acceptance and
support of their peers. The friendship group is intended for
students who would like to work on strengthen their friendship
skills. The group will focus on recognizing qualities that make a
good friend, developing skills that help people connect and communicate better
with others and learning strategies that can help when problems occur.
School Success Skills- Being
successful in school is the foundation of a student’s future. The
school success skills group will strengthen skills that facilitate
achievement. Depending on the specific needs of the group, the focus
may be on listening and attending, organization, study tips, homework tips,
test taking tips or attitude.
and maintaining a positive self-concept is important for being a happy,
productive person. In this group students will appreciate their
strengths and the things they can do well. They will also develop positive
thoughts and skills to handle difficult situations.
Anger Control- Intended
for students who would like to work on managing their angry feelings in a
positive way. The group will explore the triggers of their anger and
then build the skills to handle these situations more effectively.
If there is a particular group you
believe your child would benefit from participating in, please call me at 240-740-0920
or e-mail me at Jasmine_A_Wilson@mcpsmd.org. All groups are voluntary.
Classroom guidance lessons are provided to students through
their homerooms. Skills and competencies outlined in the MCPS Student
Counseling Standards are taught. This year our focus is on problem solving
skills, empathy and developing effective interpersonal communication skills.
During the months of October and November, we will be delivering lessons
related to personal body safety. Please look out for more information regarding
those lessons soon.
Students at Rock View participate in class meetings on a
regular basis with their homeroom teachers. The meetings are
designed to build relationships, trust and solve issues that may arise in the
Advantages of class meetings:
and teachers get to know one another better
each child a sense of belonging , community and self-worth
respect and understanding
child has an opportunity to share. It allows quiet voices to be heard
integration into the group/prevents exclusion
Character Education program at Rock View is based on the Character Counts
Program. We have also included the trait of moral courage as an area
of focus. Every morning the trait of the month is discussed and a related
quote, challenge or reflective question is read. Students also
recite the “Personal Best” School Creed. Our Wall of Fame is based
on outstanding character. Our principal, Ms. Alexander holds a lunch
bunch for the Wall of Fame recipients. Students are also recognized
for deeds of outstanding character with a character kudos. The kudos
are read and discussed in the morning announcements and displayed on a bulletin
The character traits for each month are highlighted
May: Moral Courage
and recognition programs
jar party- The Star Jar is a school-wide incentive program that rewards
positive behaviors. Students are given a star when they exhibit
targeted behaviors. Students have multiple opportunities to “earn”
stars throughout the school day. Once a month, we have a “Star Jar”
party where 2-3 students from each class is picked out of their jar.
Kudos- Students are recognized and reinforced for
displaying behaviors that reflect the character traits. The kudos are written
by staff members, read over the announcements and displayed in the school.
Road Runner Lines – Classes demonstrating good behavior in the hallways
will be recognized by staff members around the building by receiving a verbal
compliment, and a roadrunner to add to
their classroom collection.
Cards - Students will be recognized for their academic achievement, and effort by
a referring staff member, by completing a post card. The student will have the
opportunity to meet with Ms. Alexander to celebrate their achievements, and a
postcard will be mailed home.
Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Lower Elementary Problem Solving Model
Identify the problem.
What is the problem
List the possible solutions.
What can you do to solve this problem?
If someone is bothering you – Use your DEBUG strategies.
Use “I Message”
Use Firm Talk
Get Adult Help
Upper Elementary Problem Solving
Win –Win Guidelines
Work it out Steps:
- Use “I Messages”
Pick the solution that works the best for
Affirm and thank or forgive
felt ___________ when you _______
would appreciate it if________
Upper Elementary Problem Solving Model