School Counseling

The Upper School Counseling Department provides opportunities and support for strengthening social and emotional development, deepening connections with each other and appreciating each individual's unique self. We are a safe place and resource for members of the Lovett community.


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Counseling Programs

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  • Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL)

    The Peer Assistance Class is leadership training. Selected students will explore their personal development and train in the areas of accountability, communication, change negotiation, team building, influence, organization, and the facilitation/teaching of small groups. The primary role of PALs is to help 9th graders adjust to life in the Upper School, including orientation, regular advisory visits, small group academic follow-ups, and various social events throughout the year. PALs also befriend new students and are available to peers who want to discuss personal issues. 
  • Programs for Grade 9

    Thank Goodness I'm Female (T.G.I.F)
    This club challenges 9th and 10th grade girls to ask, answer, and find solutions to questions, such as: What is the best thing about being a a girl? Have you ever been hurt by gossip? Has a friend ever posted something hurtful or untrue about you online? By talking to each other, the girls discover the many ways they are alike, as well as the issues/problems they have in common. 

    "I Wish I Had Known . . .," 

    To help the ninth graders with their transition to high school, the senior PALs lead the freshmen through an assembly that focuses on the underclassmen's academics, social relationships and extracurricular activities. The PALS share personal stories and messages related to what they wish they had known as freshmen. Our goal is for the freshmen to connect with the messages from the seniors and to make the most of their high school years.  

    Cocoa and Cram

    The PALs, along with 9th grade teachers, will help the freshmen begin to prepare for their final exams. The senior peer leaders will offer tips and strategies on how to effectively study and organize for finals as well as decrease stress.

    Suicide Awareness

    Upper School Counselors meet with freshmen during health classes to discuss mood disorders and suicide awareness.  Classes focus on identifying the symptoms of depression, learning about various treatments, practicing coping skills, and building support networks.
  • Programs for Grade 10

    Girls Mentor Group
    The goal of this group is to provide opportunities for 10th - 12th grade girls to develop leadership and mentoring skills. By being selected to be a part of this group, the girls have opportunities to mentor younger girls at Lovett and to become agents of positive change within the Lovett community. 

    Thank Goodness I'm Female (T.G.I.F)
    This club challenges 9th and 10th grade girls to ask, answer, and find solutions to questions, such as: What is the best thing about being a a girl? Have you ever been hurt by gossip? Has a friend ever posted something hurtful or untrue about you online? By talking to each other, the girls discover they many ways they are alike, as well as the issues/problems they have in common. 

    "And the Conversations Continue" 
    A representative from FCD (Freedom for Chemical Dependency) will facilitate discussions regarding substance use while incorporating strategies shown to be effective in shaping attitudes and beliefs regarding substance use.

    SteerSmart
    The 10th graders will listen to a powerful presentation entitled "SteerSmart." This presentation by Lauren Winborne will highlight the consequences of bad choices while driving. The goal of this initiative is to help teens become safer, more responsible drivers.
     
  • Programs for Grade 11

    Girls Mentor Group
    The goal of this group is to provide opportunities for 11th and 12th grade girls to develop leadership and mentoring skills. By being selected to be a part of this group, the girls have opportunities to mentor younger girls at Lovett and to become agents of positive change within the Lovett community. 

    Boys Mentor Group
    The goal of this group is to provide opportunities for 11th and 12th grade boys to develop leadership and mentoring skills. By being selected to be a part of this group, the boys have opportunities to mentor younger boys and to become agents of positive change within the Lovett community.

    "And the Conversations Continue"
    A representative from FCD (Freedom for Chemical Dependency) will facilitate discussions regarding substance use while incorporating strategies shown to be effective in shaping attitudes and beliefs regarding substance use.
     
  • Senior Series for Grade 12


    Girls Mentor Group
    The goal of this group is to provide opportunities for 10th - 12th grade girls to develop leadership and mentoring skills. By being selected to be a part of this group, the girls have opportunities to mentor younger girls at Lovett and to become agents of positive change within the Lovett community. 

    Boys Mentor Group
    The goal of this group is to provide opportunities for 11th and 12th grade boys to develop leadership and mentoring skills. By being selected to be a part of this group, the boys have opportunities to mentor younger boys and to become agents of positive change within the Lovett community. 

    Are You Emotionally Ready for College?
    Junior and Senior students will hear from experts in mindfulness and transitioning to college. These experts will facilitate conversations and present information regarding stress and emotional-preparedness as it relates to preparing for college.
     
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Knowing the Risks
    Dr. Haley talks to the seniors about knowing the risks of STD's. 

    Transitioning to College: Understanding Depression and Mental Illness with Ray Kotwicki
    Dr. Ray Kotwicki will talk to the seniors about issues surrounding depression and mental illness, and what they need to know as they begin their transition to college.

    Keeping Yourself Safe at College
    Seniors will hear about how to keep themselves safe at college as it relates to dating.

    HAZE: The Movie
    Seniors will watch and discuss this powerful documentary about binge drinking and its repercussions on college campuses.
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