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School Counseling and Virtue Program

School Counseling

Mary of Nazareth School values the social and emotional development of each student. Our school counselor plays an integral role in guiding children and allowing them to build communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Students are welcome to see the counselor for a variety of needs, including classroom performance, classroom behavior, family changes, stress, anxiety, peer relations, among other areas of concern. It is our utmost priority to ensure all students make use of their God given potential. As such, our school counselor strives to provide individual, small group, and classroom opportunities for children to develop self-esteem and confidence at every developmental stage.

Virtue Program

The Mary of Nazareth School virtue program encourages students to live out Christian virtue in their everyday lives. The program promotes good character and teaches students to put the teachings of Jesus Christ into action. Each month, our school counselor visits individual classrooms and discusses the assigned monthly virtue with the class. Faculty and staff recognize students with virtue cards for going "above and beyond" to help a fellow classmate or adult by exhibiting the virtue of the month. Students also have an opportunity to illustrate how they incorporate monthly virtues into their lives by displaying testimonials on the school’s bulletin board outside of the front office. Students receiving the most virtue cards are selected from each homeroom and recognized with the “Virtue of the Month Award” at Mass, generally on the first Friday of the month.

Our virtue program theme for the 2017-2018 school year is “We all Have the Duty to do Good” (Pope Francis). The virtues for each month are as follows:

September - Compassion

October - Reflection

November  - Peace

December and January - Forgiveness

February - Responsibility

March - Perseverance

April  - Patience

May and June - Humility

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