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    Welcome to the Meherrin Elementary School Guidance Department

    Linda A. Edmonds

    28600 Gray's Shop Road

    Newsoms, Virginia 23874

    Phone (757) 654-6461    

    Fax (757) 654-6028

    Mission/Vision Statement

    The Mission of the Guidance and Counseling Program of Southampton County Schools is to collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators and other school and community stakeholders to provide an educational, social and cultural experience which enales students to mentally, physically, emotionally and socially develop to their maximum potential.

    Role

    Southampton County Public Schools offers a comprehensive K-12 school counseling program that addresses all students’ academic, career, and personal/social developmental needs.

    ·   The professional school counselor supports a safe learning environment and works to safeguard human rights of all members of the school community.

    ·   Collaborates with other stakeholders to promote student achievement and addresses the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs.

    Philosophy

    Southampton County Public Schools believes that guidance and counseling is an essential and integral part of our district's instructional program. We understand that guidance and counseling is vital for our students to achieve personalized, relevant learning and to develop meaningful educational plans while in school and beyond. We believe that the academic, career, personal-social, and community involvement skills and knowledge that students need for success in schools and in life are attainable when guidance and counseling is provided in a consistent and developmental way for each and every student. We acknowledge that guidance and counseling is not a service offered by one person or department but a program coordinated with all educators in a building and articulated between buildings. We recognize that the program involves parents and other stakeholders in the community and content must be integrated into the curriculum.


    With this in mind, the  Guidance Department will strive to provide the best services and information possible in order to promote the future success of the
    students.