School Counseling Program


    Waverly Yowell Elementary School has a comprehensive School Counseling program that is aligned with Virginia and National School Counseling standards.     

    1.    Our School Counselor, Mrs. Keys, teaches monthly school counseling lessons incorporating the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success.

    2.    This year’s School Counseling theme is Stand Tall, Be Proud, You are Amazing!  This theme will incorporate teaching the “Growth Mindset” school wide, strengthening what students learned last year about strengths, not yets and perseverance.

    3.    Incorporating a strengths based theme, students will be taught that each of us has personal strengths and weaknesses.  With practice, grit, and perseverance students can strengthen their weaknesses (growth mindset), stand tall and be proud!

    4.    Throughout the school year special weeks are set aside to practice and strengthen specific character traits.  They are as follows:

    Red Ribbon Week is a national initiative that focuses on making good choices and leading a healthy lifestyle.  WYES will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. 

    Acts of Kindness Week is a national initiative focusing on practicing acts of kindness for others and is celebrated in February 10-14.