Dr. Seuss quote: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose!

In collaboration with the family, faculty and community, the WIMS Guidance Office assists students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development.  The Guidance Office utilizes a variety of prevention and intervention models as well as a Comprehensive School Counseling Curriculum to assist students in overcoming barri­ers and support students in becoming lifelong learners.

Academic Development Goals: includes acquiring skills, attitudes and knowledge that contribute to effective learning in school; employing strategies to achieve success in school; and understanding the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community. Academic goals support the premise that all students should meet or exceed the local, state and national goals.

Career Development Goals: guide the school counseling program to provide the foundation for the acqui­sition of skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work and from job to job across the life span. Career development goals and competencies ensure that students develop career goals as a result of their participation in a comprehensive plan of career awareness, explo­ration and preparation activities.

Personal Social Development Goals: guide the school counseling program to provide the foundation for personal and social growth as student’s progress through school and into adulthood.  Personal/social develop­ment contributes to academic and career success by helping students understand and respect themselves and others, acquire effective interpersonal skills, understand safety and survival skills, and develop into contributing members of society.

Christine Blackler
Guidance Counselor
203.281.9668 Ext 11134