School Counselor Information

Sarah Smith                                                                                        

Phone: (419) 864-6692 ext. 2003

E-Mail: sarah.smith@cardington.k12.oh.us

School Counseling Information & Resources

Overview of School Counseling Services:

  • Classroom Lessons – This year the counselor will once again be a part of the specials rotation. All students in grades 1-4 will receive a guidance lesson in their classroom each week.
  • Student Specialized Groups – Based on student, school, and community needs, the counselor, with the help of Syntero, will facilitate various academic, social, and emotional student groups throughout the school year.
  • Individual Counseling – Students can be referred for individual counseling services by a parent/guardian, staff member, or themselves. Parent/guardian permission is required for two or more sessions. Individual counseling in the school setting is solution-focused and short-term in nature.
  • Responsive Services – Responsive services are designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns.
  • Consultations & Other Indirect Services – The counselors work closely with families, staff, and community to best support our students.

Vision Statement & Mission Statement

Belief Statements

“What is the role of a school counselor?”

“Why elementary school counselors?”

Syntero School Based Prevention Services

  • “Syntero provides valuable support to at risk school-aged children and adolescents exhibiting behaviors that indicate a need for therapeutic interventions and prevention services. A team of specialized therapists and outreach clinicians provide treatment and prevention programming as well as special educational seminars for parents, teachers, and administrators in area school districts and the community. The objective of these programs and services is to strengthen resiliency and coping skills, decrease disruptive behaviors, provide prevention and support for at risk students, and increase classroom success.”

The Counseling Department’s curriculum at Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School has been developed to meet the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Standards.

Community Resources

Morrow County Jobs & Family Services

Morrow County Health District

Cardington Community Food Pantry – Cardington First United Methodist Church

The Disciple Shop – Outreach center for the United Methodist Ministries of Southern Morrow County

  • “The Mission of the Disciple Shop is to offer gently used donated items (such as clothing, household goods, furnishings) to families in and around our community. It is open to all regardless of faith background, race, country of origin, or economic status. It serves as a retail establishment for those in search of a great bargain. The Shop also serves as a community gathering place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.”
  • 109 E. Main Street, Fulton, Ohio 43331
  • (419) 961-4452


Community Mental Health Resources

Information Sheet & Release of Information Form

Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Healthcare Center – Various locations

Access Ohio – Mt. Gilead & Delaware

Southeast, Inc. – Mt. Gilead & Delaware

Morrow Family Health Center – Mt. Gilead & Marion

Marion Area Counseling – Marion

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. – Delaware

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Delaware and Morrow Counties

School Counseling Quarterly Newsletters

February 2018

December 2017

September 2017

Family Corner

Back-To-School Tips

Kids Health For Parents

PBS For Parents

Child Mind Institute

Ohio Department of Education | Parents

Student Corner

Kids Health

Internet Safety

PBS Kids

Classroom Lessons

The elementary school counselor is once again a part of the specials rotation for the 2019-2020 school year. All students in grades 1-4 will receive a guidance lesson in their classroom each week. Most lessons are based around the Zones of Regulation, as well as the character education program, “Character Counts!“, and its six pillars of character: respect, responsibility, citizenship, fairness, caring, and trustworthiness.

Student Specialized Groups

Student specialized groups are an integral part of a comprehensive school counseling program. Based on student, school, and community needs, the counselors will facilitate various academic, social, and emotional student groups throughout the school year. Parent/guardian permission is required for students to participate in these specialized groups.

“The School Counselor and Group Counseling”