Upper School Counselor & Testing Coordinator
Upper School Student Care
We acknowledge that being an adolescent these days is not easy. There are many challenges that our teens face, ranging from anxiety, depression, bullying, social media influences and peer pressures, trauma, eating disorders, suicide, self-harm, among many, many others.
Here at Calvary Day School, the Upper School Guidance Counseling Staff is prepared to assist and support students and families with these issues, and foster a partnership with parents, students, teachers, and outside professional agencies, in collaboration, consultation, both in and outside of school.
CDS offers a multitude of support services within the school setting, whether it be meeting with students one on one, in small groups, classroom guidance, mentoring, skill practice, or crisis intervention, to distance learning support by telemeets, and the utilization of the newly released CDS Virtual Counseling Office/Calming Room.
CDS’s Upper School Guidance Counseling Staff also consults, collaborates, and refers with professional support services outside of school, so that every student and family at Calvary Day School are supported in the areas of personal/emotional, academic, college/career and spiritual growth and development, to learn how to develop and practice their social/emotional skills, critical thinking skills, foster empathy for others, understand the meaning and practice of mercy and grace, help them find and begin their journey to understand who it is that God has created them to be, and how they can use those skills to impact their community.
Lower School Guidance Counselor
Lower School Student Care
Growing up is an adventure full of excitement and challenges. In the Lower School Guidance Program we come alongside students, parents, and teachers to encourage and assist as our children progress through their developmental milestones. We provide individual, small group, and classroom guidance on character development, social skills, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, and safety as well as providing referrals to outside professionals when needed. Providing opportunities to interact, serve, and connect is an important goal of the Lower School Guidance Program as we form the next generation of leaders. A favorite activity for students in grades two through six is lunch with the Guidance Counselor where students sign up with several of their friends for an informal time of fun and fellowship. In the fifth and sixth grades, interested students participate in the New Student Peer Helper program which gives new students an opportunity to get to know a returning student and introduce them to the CDS family. The Junior Calvary Ambassadors is a program that selected sixth-grade students can participate in as they welcome prospective students and their families and serve at Lower School functions such as Grandparents’ Day and Veterans Day. We count it a privilege to work with you in helping our children to “think, learn, and live for Jesus Christ”. Please feel free to contact us at (336) 714-5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.