• Small groups
    The counseling program at Guy K. Stump Elementary School is designed to be preventative and developmental.  In addition to seeing students individually and in classroom guidance, students are taught skills and strategies in small group settings.
    Groups focus on a variety of topics including study skills, self-esteem, friendship, coping, and learning self-control.  The purpose of small groups is to allow students to share ideas and offer support to each other through discussion and group activities.  The goal is to help your child become more confident and successful in the classroom.
    Parent permission (verbal or written) is required for participation in a small group related to social-emotional topics such as divorce, grief, or loss.  While it is not required for social skills, friendship building skills, study skills, etc., invitation/opt-out forms are sent home as a courtesy to keep parents/guardians informed before working with your child.
    The following groups are typically offered at different times throughout the school year:
    Banana Splits: for children whose parents are divorced or separated
    Social Butterflies:  practicing appropriate social skills
    Super Sisters: a group for girls to foster healthy, positive friendship
    Stress Busters: identifying anxieties and worries, developing coping skills
    Cool Cats: learning anger management and positive responses to anger
    Worker Bees: organization and study skills 
    Operation Boy Code: a group for boys to build self-confidence, cooperation and develop leadership skills
    Other groups are created as needed at parent or teacher request.  If you would like your child to participate in a small group, please contact Mrs. Torrens or your child's homeroom teacher.
    The Augusta County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or gender in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: 
    Title IX Coordinator 
    Ms. Jill R. Martin
    Director of Personnel 
    18 Government Center Lane 
    PO Box 960 
    Verona, VA 24482 540-245-5107
    Section 504 Coordinator 
    Douglas W. Shifflett, Jr., Ed.D 
    Assistant Superintendent for Administration 
    18 Government Center Lane 
    PO Box 960 
    Verona, VA 24482 
    540- 245-5108