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South Douglas Elementary
School Counseling Program

South Douglas Elementary provides a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for students in all grade levels. This program is designed to meet student needs by promoting and supporting personal, social, emotional and academic growth.

Aspects of the counseling program include classroom guidance, small group counseling, individual counseling, and consultation with school staff and parents.

  • Classroom Guidance: Classroom guidance lessons are developmental in design and address topics such as test-taking skills, bullying, manners, responsibility, etc.
  • Small Group Counseling: Small group counseling provides a small group learning environment with students who may share a common concern, such as divorce, grief and loss, friendship skills, etc.
  • Individual Counseling: Individual counseling consists of working with individual students to help meet specific needs. Administrators, teachers, and parents/guardians may refer students for individual counseling. Students may also refer themselves.
  • Consultation: The school counselor consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, administration, and other significant school personnel to provide support and promote student success.

South Douglas Elementary School Counseling Program Vision Statement

Each and every student at South Douglas Elementary is a uniquely talented learner.  The South Douglas school counseling program will support all students in attaining academic, personal/social and career awareness skills that will prepare them to be productive citizens and life-long learners.

South Douglas Elementary School Counseling Program Mission Statement

The Mission of the South Douglas Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for all students. This program is designed to empower all students in mind, body, and spirit by promoting and supporting personal, social, emotional, and academic growth and development.

We Love Bucket-Fillers!

Each of us carries an invisible bucket. It gets filled up when someone says or does something nice for us, or when we say or do something nice in return. The opposite of a "Bucket Filler" is a "Bucket Dipper". A bucket dipper is someone who tries to fill their own bucket by dipping from the bucket of others. They do this by being unkind in their words or actions. However, we can never fill our own bucket by dipping into someone else's. This concept is a twist on the "Golden Rule."

We are striving to be a school of "Bucket Fillers." We are looking for bucket fillers in our classrooms and throughout the school. Every class has their own special bucket. The children write about their good deeds and place them in the bucket. Each month, a "Bucket Filler of the Month" will be chosen from each homeroom. These super bucket-fillers will have their picture taken for the bulletin board in the front hallway and will earn extra recess. Their "Bucket Filling" deeds will be posted on the bulletin board for all to see!!! This is a great way to ignite children's desires to say and do nice things for others.

South Douglas Elementary is a


School Rules Against Bullying

  • We will not bully other students.
  • We will help students who are bullied.
  • We will make it a point to include all students who left out.
  • When we know someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult.

Become a Mentor Today!!!

The Douglas County School System has a wonderful mentoring program in place to provide positive role models for students, and to provide priceless volunteer opportunities for adults. Our school is looking for adults who are available to commit to becoming a mentor for children in our school, or any other school in Douglas County. Mentors spend time with their mentees during school hours. The mission of the mentoring program is, "To ensure all students have positive, caring, supportive adult role models as part of their lives to enhance their chances for success in school, complete their education, and grow up to be contributing citizens".

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a mentor!

All career and technical education programs follow the DCSS BOE’s  policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment.  In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

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