Counseling

BUCYRUS ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT 

Kim LightMRS. KIMBERLY LIGHT – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

I live in rural Bucyrus, am married and have 3 children. I graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and obtained a Master of Education degree from Ashland University. After teaching several years, my focus changed to school counseling and I attended Heidelberg University, graduating with a Master of Education degree in School Counseling.

 

Marie StuckmanMS. MARIE STUCKMAN – FAMILY ADVOCATE

I live in Bucyrus, have 4 children and 6 grandsons. I graduated from Marion Technical School with an Associate degree in Social Work. As Family Advocate, I assist parents in understanding and supporting their child’s education. I guide families in pursuit for needs, goods, and services in the community and serve as liason between the student, family and school.

 

 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SUPPORT

The elementary school counseling and guidance program is an integral part of the total elementary school program and complements learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, developmental, preventative, and is aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national standards. The program encourages students’ social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of development.

Counseling is conducted individually or in small groups when requested or determined appropriate. It is voluntary and confidential. Parental permission is obtained prior to any extended individual or group sessions. Needs are met through:
  • Individual Student Counseling  

  • Small Group Focusing

  • Interventions for Academic, Behavioral, and/or Emotional Concerns

  • Parent / Teacher Consultation

  • Classroom Guidance and Character Education Lessons

  • A large part of classroom guidance lessons focus on character development, anti-bullying, and learning friendship and problem-solving skills. Typically, Mrs. Stuckman teaches the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st  Grade Classes, and Mrs. Light teaches the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes.

  • Review of Student Records and State Assessment Testing

  • Crisis Intervention Services

  • Community Resource Information

  • Parenting Resource Information

  • Promoting a Healthy Positive School Climate

HOW IS A CHILD REFERRED TO THE COUNSELOR?

Parents, teachers, nurses, and administrators may request that the counselor talk with a child. Children can refer themselves by simply asking to talk to the counselor or filling out a “Student Referral Form” located in classrooms.

WHY REFER A STUDENT FOR SERVICES?

First and foremost at Bucyrus Elementary School we encourage the parent-child relationship. However, there are instances when a child may need to discuss their fears or worries with the counselor or other staff. Social, emotional, or physical problems can make it difficult for a child to learn and be successful in the classroom.

Any problem that is interfering with this could be a reason to see the counselor. Mrs. Light and Mrs. Stuckman work with children, families and teachers to try to eliminate any barriers to learning by providing necessary support.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Should you or your child require assistance from the school counselor or family advocate, you may call or email to make an appointment.

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