Warrior School Counseling

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    Hello and welcome to Weddington High School,

    We are thrilled you’re here and look forward to working with you! As you settle in we wish for you a year of connection, purpose, and intentionality. It is our hope you will step out of your comfort zone, take a risk, try something new, identify strengths and areas where you are on the verge of success…explore the many possibilities afforded to you as a Weddington High School student. Know there is no “right” number of Honors and/or AP classes to register for, no minimum number clubs to join, no magic number of community service hours to accumulate. Spend your freshman year learning about who you are, what you stand for, and how you will grow to become a contributing member of society. Breath deep, trust the process, and know our doors are always open. Let the journey begin! 

    Begin your journey through Warrior Nation by visiting the Welcome to Weddington LiveBinder. This valuable resource will assist in establishing connection to:

    • Canvas - WHS Counseling Page/Teacher Class Page
    • Scoir - College Readiness
    • FamilyId - WHS Forms/Athletics
    • Microsoft Teams - Academic Platform
    • PowerSchool - Grades

    The Welcome to Weddington LiveBinder will provide information for better understanding around UCPS academics, WHS academics, and Warrior Nation!

    School Counselors at Weddington High School are certified professional school counselors holding a minimum of a Master’s degree in School Counseling. Warrior School Counselors are uniquely trained to address the social, emotional, and academic developmental needs of our students. Aligning their practice with the American School Counseling Association's National Model while providing students, families, and our school as a whole through:

    • Individual Counseling

    • Mediations (to alleviate conflict, resolve concerns with peers and teachers)

    • Crisis Management

    • Collaboration with teachers and other staff members

    • Consultation and coordination with parents & families

    • Classroom Lessons 

    • College & Career Readiness - including advising students throughout the college application process and writing recommendation letters 

     
    Additional Responsibilities of WHS counselors:
    • Student Support Services team members

    • Support students when conferencing with teachers

    • Articulating with our feeder middle school, Weddington Middle

    • Scheduling

    • Case managing Section 504 Plans

    • Collaborating with teachers & administrators 

  • Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).

    The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)