Leah Davis, M.S.Ed., LSC
Welcome to the Amanda-Clearcreek Primary/Elementary Counseling Department!
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Leah Davis and I am the School Counselor for Amanda-Clearcreek Primary and Elementary. I am so excited about all of the exciting things happening at Amanda-Clearcreek this year!What is a School Counselor?
This year at Amanda-Clearcreek Primary and Elementary I will be doing several guidance lessons as a part of the library specials rotation. I will teach on topics such as growth mindset, empathy, bullying, making and keeping friends, and other social/emotional related topics.
I will be available to your student for individual sessions, as well as conducting several small groups throughout the year. If you would like to refer your student to be seen by me individually or would like them to join a small group, please feel free to call or e-mail me, or stop by either of my offices in the Primary and Elementary buildings.
For more resources and information for you and your student, please visit my counseling website:
A school counselor is available at no extra cost to students and families to help each student achieve their best academically, socially, and emotionally.
My counseling mission is to empower all students for excellence and success through academic, character, and career development.
Group counseling is a great opportunity for students to learn empathy by relating to other students with similar experiences. Groups meet once a week for 4-8 weeks and are approximately 30 minutes. Groups are range from 4-6 students. Topics that can be discussed in a small group can include life and family changes, life skills, social skills, study skills, and behavior skills.
A student can be referred by a parent, teacher, or by their own referral. Counseling topics can range from study skills and other academic issues to social skills, peer relationships, family concerns, or any issues that may be concerning to the parents, teacher, or student.
Classroom guidance is added classroom instruction that focuses on character development, social skills, and study skills, as well as a wealth of other personal enrichment topics. Guidance Lessons will be taught during the 3rd or 4th week of each month as a part of the specials rotation.
New Student Welcome Lunch
This week, several students on the Welcome Committee were part of a new student welcome lunch group. New students were given Starburst welcome bags to let them know that we are bursting with excitement to have them at our school. Welcome Committee members will be recess and lunch buddies to new students, as well as help them settle in at Amanda-Clearcreek. Pictured are new students and Welcome Committee members with Ms. Davis.
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset
Elementary students learned about having a Growth Mindset versus a Fixed Mindset during Guidance lessons with Ms. Davis last week. Students were prompted to write about what it means to them to have a Growth Mindset. Students learned that it is okay to make mistakes because they can learn valuable lessons from those mistakes, and that it takes courage to try new things.
Celebrate a month of giving back to our community at Amanda-Clearcreek Elementary and Primary by donating new pairs of socks to our local clothing shelter. Socktober donations start Monday, October 2nd and will be accepted until Tuesday, October 31st! Drop-off locations are at the Elementary and Primary schools. Let the giving begin!
Angi Griffith and TS Trim donated 467 pairs of socks for Socktober!