Participation in a small guidance group can be a wonderful way for students to work together to enhance their skills and solve problems. The group offerings are primarily designed to enhance social skills, coping skills, and support students experiencing family changes (see group offerings for more details). New groups begin in October and January. The groups that run each round will be those with the greatest interest and need. Space is limited, so groups are established on a first come, first served basis. If you feel your child would benefit from any of the following group offerings, please complete the permission form and return it to the counseling office. Groups typically meet once a cycle during period 8.
Student Guidance Groups meet during period 8. To register, please use the Counseling Group Permission Form available on the GVMS homepage under Forms.
Stress Management -- Identifying stressors in our lives and working on healthy ways of managing our stress.
Friendship -- Developing self-esteem, and making and maintaining healthy friendships.
Grief and Loss -- for students who have lost a loved one recently.
Families in Transition -- support for students during/after divorce, blended families, or separation.
Concerned Person -- Designed for the many people who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a life-controlling problem.
Guidance Supported Clubs
- Diversity Club - A culturally mixed group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, who come together to learn more about and support themselves and other ethnic groups.
- Safe-Space Club - Our mission is to raise awareness of LGBT+ harassment in our school and in society. We encourage the acceptance of diversity and provide a safe, supportive environment.