South O'Brien School District

Mission:
Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Coming together as ONE, we are South O'Brien.

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Guidance

Elementary Student Advocate

Mr. Jeremy Gloden

Email: jgloden@soswolverines.org

Phone: 712-957-3755

 

 

“Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies and expanding opportunities. To help ensure they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders and citizens, every student needs support, guidance and opportunities during childhood, a time of rapid growth and change. Children face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement.”

 

Elementary School Students’ Developmental Needs
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family.

Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and social/emotional needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills students acquire in the areas of academic, career and social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.

 

Meeting the Challenge

At South O’Brien Elementary we provide a social and study skills curriculum that focuses on the following areas:

  • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision-making
  • Education on understanding self and others
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Individual student planning

 

We also provide the following responsive services:

  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals