Services & Mission
The mission of the school counseling and guidance program at Randolph Elementary is to enhance the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students in grades K-5. A comprehensive guidance curriculum is a key component to any school setting. A professional school counseling program is preventative in nature, developmentally appropriate, and comprehensive. School counselors provide support in an effort to maximize student achievement and also, serve as an advocate for all children. Support may be provided to students in the following ways:
- Classroom Guidance Lessons
- Small Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
School Counselors may provide support to parents, teachers and other community stakeholders as well, in the following ways:
- Teacher or Parent Consultation
- Community Collaboration
- Responsive Services
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Zorger () if you have any questions relating to guidance services.
There are three types of counseling services available to all students at Randolph Elementary:
- Classroom Guidance: Mrs. Zorger will hold classroom guidance lessons with each homeroom, once every three weeks for a 45-minute block. These lessons will align with the Virginia School Counseling Standards, as well as Character Education. Please visit my blog for the latest updates on what your child has learned in their classroom guidance lesson!
- Small Group Counseling: Small group counseling sessions may be offered to students throughout the school year, based on student need. This type of counseling environment allows students to give and receive help from their peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations. These are a few examples of small group sessions that have been conducted in the past:
- Changing Families
- Friendship Fun
- Girls’ Group
- Boy’s Club
Group sessions will typically last anywhere from 4-6 sessions, and are made based on teacher or parent referrals. Sessions will take place at an agreed upon time with the classroom teacher when minimal instruction is missed. Any child may participate in group sessions, with parent permission first. If you have any questions about group counseling, or would like your child to participate in a group, please feel free to contact me!
- Individual Counseling: Individual counseling at the school level seeks to remove any impediments that may be getting in the way of a student being the best learner that they can be. It is conducted in a confidential setting and is meant to meet any immediate student needs or concerns. Individual counseling at school is short-term in nature and also requires parent permission. Should a student need on-going therapy, a referral can be made to an outside mental health provider. Individual counseling referrals for students can be made through the request of a student, parent or teacher.
Please take a moment and check out a few of these wonderful online resources for parents. Additionally, books can be checked out from Mrs. Zorger on a variety of topics. Please check back on this page frequently for updates or additions. Also, if you know of a great website that should be added to this list, please !
- Commonwealth Parenting
- National School Counseling Website that has tips for parents
- Kids Health - Numerous Topics
- Parenting With Love and Logic
Here at Randolph Elementary, I also serve as the School Test Coordinator. Please check my blog for the latest updates and information regarding the following standardized tests:
- OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test)
- SOL (Standards of Learning)
Contact Mrs. Zorger
Please feel free to contact me at any point throughout the school year with any questions or concerns. I may be reached here at our school, via phone or email:
- Phone: 804-556-5385 Ext. 4312