Amy Vilushis, School Counselor
Fairview Middle School's Guidance Program is a developmental program that:
*Believes that all students should have equal opportunities for guidance support throughout the school day.
*Provides support for academic, social, and emotional needs for students in Grades 5 through 8.
*Works collaboratively with academic teachers to incorporate relevant guidance lessons in the classroom.
*Encourages open communication and self-growth for all students.
The counselor provides the following services:
*Serves as support to parents, teachers, and all students.
*Assists with organization and study skills, peer and teacher relationships, student schedules, report cards, and state testing.
*Advise the S.T.A.R. Program, the Eighth Grade Mentor Program, and the New Student Program, and Orientation.
As a part of the Fairview Middle School's counseling program, guidance lessons are presented to students in Grades 5-8 in conjunction with the academic curriculum. Lessons cover a variety of topics that promote self-exploration and discipline.
The 7 Habits lessons are created from the books written by Sean Covey. These success books are based on the timeless principles that provide students with a step-by-step approach to making more positive choices throughout their lives. The lessons will help improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, and aid in communication skills.
Fairview School District has a comprehension Career Education program for students in grades K-12. Lessons are based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Career Education and Work for 6th and 8th Grade students.