Welcome to the Our Lady of Mercy Counseling Services Website!
The purpose of this site is to share the goals and activities of the Counseling Services department and to provide resources for parents and teachers.
Our role at Our Lady of Mercy is to promote the academic, social/emotional, and career development of all students. On a typical day, you can find us conducting classroom counseling lessons, running small groups, providing individual counseling, collaborating with teachers, parents, and administrators, and more! More information such as our Code of Ethics or Declaration of Practices and Procedures is available upon request.
Please utilize this website as an additional source of support and information. We look forward to partnering with you this school year!
Alaine Dawson Maggie Engemann
PK-4th Grade Counselor 5th-8th Grade Counselor
(225) 924-1054 (225) 924-1054
Our Goals for the 2017-2018 School Year
1. Implement a data-driven counseling program
We want to make sure that we are implementing counseling strategies that are meaningful and impactful. Collecting and reviewing data from students, parents, and teachers will help our counseling program to be as effective as possible.
2. Increase parent communication and support
We strongly value the partnership between school counselors and parents. Annual needs assessments, bi-monthly blog posts, and parent workshops are just a few examples of how we will stay connected with parents throughout the school year.
3. Identify and work with student populations with specific areas of need
We will rely on teacher, student, and parent referrals to identify specific groups of students who are in need of increased support in a specific area. Examples of special populations include students in need of academic support, students experiencing significant changes within the family, students with anxiety, and more.
2017-2018 Campus Wide Activities
Red Ribbon Week: October 23-27
Great Kindness Challenge: January 22-26
Career & College Readiness Week: To be determined