School Counselor
Hello and welcome!
Elementary Guidance Classes
In 2nd to 4th grade, we will be learning together to enhance emotional awareness, self-regulation, social skills, and ensure that our school is a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student.  4th Grade classes emphasize leadership skills in the first semester, and then focus on adjusting to change to help our students as they move up to Penns Valley Intermediate School in 5th grade.
 
Intermediate Guidance Classes
In 5th grade, students will collaborate with peers as we consider the impact of our personal choices, examine strategies to mitigate conflict, monitor and analyze how we use our time and explore future career options.
 
In 6th grade, students have the opportunity to explore careers in greater depth, as well as work through a budget exercise to reinforce the importance of careers and work.  We discuss change and transition again as our students prepare to enter Penns Valley Junior/ Senior High School in 7th grade.

To assist our students, we would love to have any of our parents, relatives or community members who are willing to be interviewed about their careers and current occupations by a class of 5/6 students via Skype (or another mutually agreeable method).  If you are willing to assist us, please contact me by email at rmalick@pennsvalley.org or by phone at (814)422-2002 x2095.  I have a wealth of information to share about careers, but the perspective that a person who is working in a field can provide is a wonderful resource for our students.  

 
Please feel free to contact me, both with questions about our classes, but also if you have any concerns about your child.  The best way to reach me about a minor concern or a quick question is by email, rmalick@pennsvalley.org.  However, if you have a more serious or complicated concern, it is best to call my office at 422-2002 x2095.  

 
Rachel Malick's Site
Penns Valley Area School District
4528 Penns Valley Road
Spring Mills, PA, 16875