Counselor's Corner

Guidance Events

List of 3 events.

  • Aug
    27

    MyWCS Parent Training

    MyWCS Parent Training - All Parents are welcome to attend.
    All Parents in the Media Center Conference Room (MC108)
    MC108
  • Aug
    28

    MyWCS Parent Training

    MyWCS Parent Training - All Parents are welcome to attend.
    All Parents in the Media Center Conference Room (MC108)
    MC108
  • Aug
    31

    MyWCS Parent Training

    MyWCS Parent Training - All Parents are welcome to attend.
    All Parents in the Media Center Conference Room (MC108)
    MC108

Preschool/Elementary

Mrs. Kim Brigham, LMFT
PS/ES Counselor
305-233-2030, ext. 1214
The Guidance curriculum is incorporated into the academic curriculum or may be presented in student chapels or special group meetings. Topics include relevant issues such as:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Skills Development
  • Drug Awareness and Prevention
  • Human Growth and Development

List of 4 items.

  • Counseling Services

    Individual counseling is available for students experiencing academic, social, or personal problems. Parent counseling is also offered. Small groups are organized as needed (i.e., Peacemaking and Friendship, Family Issues/Divorce, Loss and Grief). Referrals for community resources are made as necessary.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Conferences with teachers and parents are conducted for students with special needs. Identification of needs is determined by standardized test scores, parental request, and teacher recommendation.
  • Parent Education

    Parent Education Meetings are scheduled throughout the school year covering topics of interest to parents. Meetings are often held through Parents’ Guild, and/or in conjunction with the counselors on the other Westminster campuses.
  • God Squad

    God Squad is a service organization for fifth grade students that enable them to serve our elementary school. They also donate their time to help with service projects throughout the year.

Middle School

Mrs. Yeni Dumas
MS Counselor
305-233-2030, ext. 1241
The Guidance curriculum is incorporated into the academic curriculum or may be presented in student chapels or special group meetings. Topics include relevant issues such as:

  • Transition to Middle School
  • Learning Styles
  • Study Skills
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Sex Education
  • Bullying
  • Substance Abuse
  • Standardized Testing

List of 4 items.

  • Counseling Services

    Individual counseling is available for students experiencing academic, social, or personal problems. Parent counseling is also offered. Small groups are organized as needed (i.e., Peacemaking and Friendship, Family Issues/Divorce, Loss and Grief). Referrals for community resources are made as necessary.
  • Parent Education

    Parent Education Meetings are scheduled throughout the school year covering relevant issues such as Substance Abuse, Middle School Adjustment, Family Life, and other timely issues as needed. Meetings are held specifically for Middle School parents, through Parents Guild, and/or in conjunction with the counselors on the other Westminster campuses.
  • Student Life

    The Middle School offers students the opportunity to participate in Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Girls Prayer and Share, Boys Purpose and Prayer, Book Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and numerous special events and trips.
  • Student Support Team Meetings (SST)

    Student Support Team Meetings are scheduled to serve as a vehicle of communication between students, parents, teachers, and administration. The goal is to determine strategies and find solutions to meet the specific needs of students.

High School

Mr. Lyle Green
HS Mental Health/Personal Counselor
305-233-2030, ext. 1247
lgreen@wcsmiami.org

Lyle Green is a professional educator with backgrounds in theological studies, marriage & family therapy, and mental health counseling. Mr. Green works within the WCS mission statement to support and meet the personal, social, spiritual and academic needs of high school students as they prepare to become the next generation of Christian parents, civic leaders, and effective members of the Christian church within the context of the world community.

List of 4 items.

  • Counseling Services

    The WCS High School Personal Counselor utilizes individual and small-group counseling to provide:
    • Academic support including organizational, reading, study, and test-taking skills
    • Education in understanding oneself and others relative to the development of effective social skills including communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution
    • Training in effective coping strategies to reduce the effects of stressors common to this age and stage of life
    • Instruction on relevant life-style issues with implication for student health and well-being, e.g., substance abuse, self-esteem, setting boundaries, self-care, and personal integrity
    • At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success
    • School crisis intervention relative to individual, family, school, and commuity crises
    • Referrals to community services and private-practice agencies, as necessary
  • Parent Education

    The WCS High School Personal Counselor collaborates with parents providing:
    • One-on-one parent conferencing
    • Educational forums addressing relevant topics of interest such as raising confident teens, reducing the risk of teenage substance abuse, diminishing unhealthy stress, and enhancing students' academic performance.
  • Student Support Team Meetings (SST)

    Student Support Team meeting serve as a collaborative tool for teaming parents with teachers, counselors and administrators to establish strategies and interventions on behalf of students with specific needs that impact overall performance.
  • Peer Counseling Services

    Peer Counselng is a group of trained student counselors who provide one-on-one, confidential support to WCS students. They help students develop solutions to their problems through the use of active listening, open dialogue and practical coping skills. For more information, visit the Peer Counseling Page.