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Jane Ball Guidance Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Jane Ball Elementary School Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students’ academic and career goals, in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.  Through a partnership with parents/ guardians, staff, and community members, all students will be encouraged to develop in a safe and nurturing environment.  The Counseling Department is committed to delivering services that will develop long-term self-directed, realistic and responsible decision making skills, and empowering student growth towards achieving future goals.  

Vision Statement

All students at Jane Ball Elementary School will possess the academic skills to be lifelong learners, the social-emotional skills to be global leaders, and the excitement and passion to enter into careers that contribute to their community.  Our schools’ students will display empathy, appreciate diversity, realize their value and worth, and have the resiliency to manage long and short-term challenges.  

At Jane Ball Elementary School, the School Counselor believes:

  • All students have dignity and worth.
  • All students can be resilient in the face of challenges.
  • All students can become productive members of society.
  • All students deserve to be members of a school community that is culturally compassionate and responsive.
  • All students can achieve academic, career, and social/emotional success when given appropriate support and interventions.
  • School counselors serve as leaders and collaborators in a team effort to promote such successes.
  • School counselors collaborate with families, stakeholders, and community resources to meet the students’ needs.
  • School counselors abide by ASCA’s Ethical Standards for School Counselors.