Counseling and Support Services

Warrenton Grade School Counseling Department
 

Contact Information:
Courtney Conant
Warrenton Grade School
820 SW Cedar
Warrenton, OR 97146
503-861-3376
[email protected]

Counselor's Note:

Students receive emotional support throughout each day through Warrenton Grade School's counseling program.  The counselor provides a weekly SEL lesson to each classroom. The lessons focus on building classroom community and belonging for all students. Students will learn healthy emotional regulation strategies, skills to resolve conflict, and how to seek help when needed. The counselor works with a child's teacher for students who struggle behaviorally and need extra mentoring.  Students may receive free counseling during school for anxiety, depression, grief, and various other mental health issues.  The counselor is available to all families as needed for emotional support and family counseling.
 
Homelessness Support
Children and families experiencing homelessness or foster care placement during the school year may access extra support through the counselor.  Please feel free to call us and we will extend as much help as we can throughout the academic year. 
As required by Federal Law (McKinney-Vento), the Warrenton-Hammond School District ensures that homeless children and youth are provided equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths.
 
Food Backpack Program
is a supplemental food program offered to students who need extra food for weekends.  This program is primarily provided through local community donations and supported by Warrenton Hammond Healthy Kids.  During the week, all students receive free breakfast and lunches.  On Fridays, students with parental permission are given snacks and meal items for the children in the family to assist with meals during the weekend.
 
Clothing and Shoe Closet
Clothing and shoes are available throughout the year for students who may need new or gently used clothing items, coats/jackets, and shoes.  Also available for a limited number at parents' request, are new clothing.  Around 40 elementary school-aged students are offered new clothing during the fall and spring of each year.  These clothing programs include new jackets, shirts, pants, socks, underwear, and shoes and are offered through the Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific.
 
Social Groups
Girls and Boys of all ages and grades are offered social groups during breakfast and lunch.  These groups are designed to build friendships, encourage social skills, and have fun.
 
Talented and Gifted Program (TAG)
The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program at Warrenton Grade School is offered to all eligible students.  The counselor is the TAG Coordinator.  Referrals are accepted from teachers, staff, parents, or community members and students are tested with parental permission using cognitive measures.  Students scoring 97th percentile or above and showing above-average performance may participate in differentiated or accelerated coursework.