Why School Counselors?

Why School Counselors Handout

04/02/2010 13:27
Why School Counselors.pdf (652,1 kB)

Welcome to our website

The goal of this website is to provide a one-stop location for the school counselors of Des Moines Public Schools in their quest to provide a comprehensive school counseling program at their schools. A comprehensive school counseling program that aligns itself with the ASCA National Model is the goal of every school counselor and school counseling program in the Des Moines Public School District. Here you will find a ASCA National Model Map with descriptions and examples of all 12 components of a comprehensive school counseling program, news about school counseling from around the district, a message board to communicate with your peers, articles related to the field of school counseling, contact information, as well as a place to provide feedback about the website. Thank you for taking the time to check out this website and good luck making a difference in the lives of students.

ASCA Model Program Map

Philosophy Statement

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A statement of philosophy is...

Mission Statement

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One of the essential aspects...

Competencies and Indicators

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The school counseling...

School Counseling Program Goals

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Program goals are based on...

Management Agreement

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Include a copy of the...

Advisory Council

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The advisory council is a...


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Include a copy of your...

Classroom Guidance Curriculum

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The school guidance...

Small-Group Curriculum

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Small groups are done based...

Guidance Curriculum Results Report

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This report shares the...

Closing-the-Gap Results Report

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Closing-the-gap interventions...

Program Evaluation Reflection

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Program evaluation reflection...


Career Curriculum material added to website

11/07/2010 08:36
 The new career curriculum, as well as the posters have been added to the website. The curriculum and posters are located under the Curriculum tab (look for the entire curriculum to be added soon). Also take a look at the Career Presentation that several of our counselors presented at the 2010...

School to Home Connections

10/08/2010 13:04
The School to Home Connections for the Friendship/Cooperation Unit have been added to the Resources tab.

Two Des Moines Schools Receive National Counseling Designation

12/18/2009 12:20
  Two Des Moines Schools Receive National Counseling Designation DES MOINES (Dec. 16) — Brubaker Elementary School and Madison Elementary School in Des Moines have received the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation. The elementary schools are two out of 35 schools nationwide to...

EIS Data

10/22/2009 10:31
Meredith Dohmen, counselor at King, has provided us with detail directions for accessing data in Infinite Campus. Please see the attached file. Also, don't forget to attend our first Program Implementation Work Session - "Working with EIS Data to Design a Closing-the-Gap...

Updated expectations for 09-10

10/05/2009 10:50
Here are the updated expectations for the program implementation binder. The website has been updated to reflect these changes.   Updated Binder Expectations.doc (29 kB)