Student Support


Academic

At St. Isidore School, every student is given the opportunity to succeed. The curriculum builds a continuum of learning that strives to address the needs and abilities of each child. In every classroom, a variety of learning styles are recognized and differentiated instruction is used to reach all students. The school’s extensive resource staff supports teachers to help the growing number of students with special academic needs.

The school also has a Reading Intervention Program that provides small group supplementary Guided Reading lessons for students who need additional support. A speech and language therapist and an educational psychologist are also available for student screening on a referral basis. Students with special learning needs may also receive accommodations following a Student Study Team either in the classroom or with the Resource department. Teachers and Resource staff work as a team to ensure that each student has a positive, successful learning experience. This commitment to the instruction and development of the whole child fosters an awareness of self and a desire to become a lifelong learner who is able to think and develop strategies to solve problems

Resource Support Contact: Joanne Doyle (jdoyle@stisidore.org)

Counseling

A School Counselor is not a doctor or a psychologist. School Counselors meet with you, the student, to help you sort through problems that might be happening in your day-to-day life. All students need a trusting adult in their life on this educational journey Let's face it, we all deal with problems in our lives.

Many times, there are problems that need even more attention than a School Counselor can offer. School Counselors work with other people in the field of psychology to assist students and parents in working through some difficult personal or family concerns.

School Counselor: Michelle Devine (mdevine@stisidore.org)

“What does a school counselor do anyway?”

I’ve been asked this question from some of our younger students and even from some parents. So here goes, a School Guidance Counselor…

  • Helps create a safe school environment where children can learn.
  • The School Counselor looks at the “whole child, ”academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Promotes positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers, and community.
  • Assists students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities, options, and choices.
  • Supports students by teaching skills for achieving success.
  • Provides counseling with students individually and in groups.
  • Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
  • Helps design interventions to enhance student success in all areas of life.
  • Helps students learn about anger management, conflict resolution, and mediation skills.
  • Helps parents, teachers, and administrators learn how to meet the needs of all students.


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