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Helping ALL Students - Access to Referral Form

Helping All Students at Lakota School (2018-2019)

Welcome to the Lakota School Counseling web based center for information.  This site has been in existence for quite some time and has evolved over the years.  I welcome you to visit the Counselor Blog for current information usually found at this site.  See below:


Have an excellent day of learning.  :-)


Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year... I am excited to be working with all of you.

Philosophy -

It is the philosophy of the Lakota School Counseling Program that each student is unique and possess different qualities, abilities and needs.  The Lakota School Counseling Program is an essential component of the total educational experience at Lakota Public School.  The ultimate goal of the school counseling program is to support the schools academic mission:

 To develop 21st century citizens who can achieve their full potential as lifelong learners with a commitment to their community, state, and nation which will enable them to meet the challenges of change.  As advocates, school counselors will assist students in achieving their full potential by providing a school counseling program focusing on the developmental needs of students in the realms of academic, personal/social, college and career planning.  In doing so, the school counseling program will collaborate with administration, faculty, staff, the community, and parents in an effort to educate and empower the student and parent to help develop a true lifelong learner and respected citizen.


I have also dubbed myself a CEO, I am a Chief Encouragement Officer, providing HOPE to all students, staff, our families and our community.

The normal situations and problems facing our kids today have changed since we were in school.  Because of societal changes, children are experiencing a wide range of new experiences that could be considered normal stuff.  We know that students who feel good about themselves do better.  It is my belief that all children can benefit from the extra support and encouragement given through a school counseling program with the ultimate goal of support and enhancement of the schools academic mission.  The school counseling program is designed to assist students in:

  • Developing a healthy self-concept
  • Friendship, Respect
  • Self-regulation
  • Technology Safety
  • Becoming aware of individual strengths and needs
  • Acquiring positive coping skills in dealing with problems
  • Decision making
  • Career Planning
  • Mastering life-long learning skills such as listening, organizing, remembering, thinking and problem solving, adaptability 
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Understanding Responsibility
  • Test Taking
  • And other areas of academic, social and career development

                                        Here's How It's Done!

Individual Counseling:

Individual counseling is done on a short-term basis.  Many anxieties and negative feelings can be eased or eliminated by having the chance to talk them out with someone.  Students can learn to set positive goals, take responsibility in making choices and improve their situations.  Kids need support during personal crises.  A students can make an appointment to see the counselor at any time.  A teacher or a parent may also recommend or request an appointment time.

Small Groups:

Small groups may focus on making friends and getting along with others, self-esteem concerns, attention concerns, family/life changes and loss issues such as serious illness, separation or divorce.

Classroom Lessons for all students.

The counselor visits every classroom to teach age-appropriate concepts that are helpful to them

Contact Mrs. Nelson for appointments, questions, concerns or comments regarding the school counseling program at Lakota Public School:  247-2992 High School in the AM; 247-2955 Elementary School in the PM

e-mail  Faye.Nelson@k12.nd.us

Lakota Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, Vietnam Era Veterans status, sexual orientation, marital status or public assistance status.  Direct inquiries to Faye Brosy Nelson.

Counseling Referral Form