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5th Grade- 12:12- 12:37
4th Grade- 12:37-1:02

2nd Grade- 12:37-1:02
Kindergarten- 2:00-2:25

6th Grade- 8:37-9:02
3rd Grade- 12:37-1:02

1st Grade- 2:00-2:25

Guidance and Counseling Philosophy

The St. Elizabeth R-IV Public School District believes that the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program is an essential and integral part of the overall educational process kindergarten through grade twelve.

The St. Elizabeth School District R-4 Public Schools’ Guidance and Counseling Program focuses on all students and is preventative as well as remedial in nature. While the school counselor continues to respond to the unique needs of individuals, all students benefit from experiential activities that enhance their knowledge and skills in career planning and exploration, in self-awareness and interpersonal relationships, and in educational/vocational development. Proficiency in these areas serves to improve students’ self-concept, fosters better peer and adult interactions, and lends students a sense of purpose and direction in more effectively planning and controlling their own lives. Such enhanced competencies result in students who are prepared to cope with life’s decisions and to manage human relationships in order to be lifelong successful, productive citizens.

The school counselor is not the counseling program. The school counselor and school counseling program use a collaborative model as their foundation. Counselors do not work alone; all educators play a role in creating an environment which promotes the achievement of identified student goals and outcomes. The counselor facilitates communication and establishes linkages for the benefit of students, with teaching staff, administration, families, agencies, businesses and other members of the community. School success depends upon the cooperation and support of the entire faculty and staff.


 St. Elizabeth R-IV Mission Statement

It is the mission of the St. Elizabeth R-IV School District to create a safe learning community that maximizes each individual’s performance for future success through a challenging education system characterized by pride.

St. Elizabeth R-IV Guidance Mission Statement

It is the mission of the St. Elizabeth R-IV Guidance Department to educate, support and guide each individual so that they are able to succeed and maximize their potential in this ever changing world.