Counselor's Message

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    Message from the Counselor
    Hello!  My name is Amy Decker.
    I am the Guidance Counselor at Southgate-Rippetoe. 
    I look forward to getting to know each of you.  It is my responsibility to be available for students, parents and teachers.  My goal is to empower each of our students to be the best they can be, by giving them skills to build relationships, develop and grow academically, and coping strategies for dealing with the day to day issues that face our children.
     
    What Does the School Counselor do?
    Classroom Guidance
    Individual counseling
    Small group counseling
    Red Ribbon Week lessons and activities
    State testing coordinator

    I will be visiting each classroom about twice a month for Guidance, some of the topics we will be covering are:
    Bullying
    Conflict resolution
    Friendships
    Drug and alcohol prevention
    Internet safety
    Character Development
      
    How does a student see the counselor?
    *Self-referral
    *Teacher referral
    *Parent referral
    *Administrative referral
     
    Please don't hesitate to call or make an appointment to see me.  735-4480.  
     
     
     
      Southgate-Rippetoe Counselor
    Amy Decker 
    405-735-4480