198 Eureka Road

Charleston, WV 25314

Leah Earnest, Principal


Ms. James Counselor Corner

Ms. James Counselor Corner

2017 Teacher or Parent/Guardian Student Counseling Referral Form

Need Assessment Form Grade 3-5

Staff/Parent Counseling Evaluation Form

Dear Parents,

As we are approaching the holiday season, I wanted to share information about agencies that may be able to provide assistance for the holidays, including food baskets and gifts, if you may be in need.  The Salvation Army Angel Tree project is accepting applications beginning October 9th – October 13th (Mon. – Fri. 9-12 & 1-3) at their office on 301 Tennessee Ave. in Charleston.  You must provide certain information about your family, so if you have any questions, please contact Salvation Army, or Ms. James.

Salvation Army – (304) 343-4548   Mountain Mission – (304) 344-3407

United Way, Christmas Bureau – (304) 414-4405

Thank you for all you do to support your child’s success at school, and please feel free to contact me if there is ever a situation with which I may be of help.  Enjoy the season with your family and children!


Marcia James

Kenna Elementary School Counselor, mjjames@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Parent Survey Link

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School Counseling and Developmental Guidance

The school counselor’s mission is to help all students see themselves as unique and important individuals, while helping them to succeed to his/her fullest potential in school and throughout life.  The counselor works with the school principal to plan, design, and provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that aligns with the mission of the school in helping to promote the academic success of all students in an atmosphere that is positive, safe, caring and conducive to learning.

Components of the school counseling program may be delivered through developmental guidance lessons, individual and or small group counseling.  Developmental guidance is an integral part of the educational program.  It is preventative and proactive in nature and designed appropriately for all students.  The counselor teaches lessons in the classroom on a variety of topics including those to meet the WV and ASCA (American School Counseling Association) national standards of academic, career, and personal/social needs.

The school counselor may also provide individual, and or small group counseling on an as needed basis to help students learn and practice appropriate social and relationship skills, positive school behaviors, and any other concerns that may be interfering with success at school.  Students may be referred by teachers, parents, Student Assistance Team (SAT), or self-referral.

The school counselor also collaborates and consults with agencies in the community to help provide resources and assist in referrals for families when needed.  A comprehensive school guidance and counseling program is most effective with the efforts of parents, teachers and students all working together!