Anne Marie Wartes
Full-Time School Counselor
 anne.wartes@canyonisd.net
806-677-2466

Greenways Counseling Center

My name is Anne Marie Wartes, and I am the full-time school counselor at Greenways Intermediate School. Our mission is to help equip student’s socially, emotionally, and academically through prevention and intervention. Morning meetings, lunch buddies, and individual counseling are implemented throughout the day, along with restorative behavior and group counseling. I work hand in hand with staff, parents, and the community to help provide a safe and secure environment for our students.

Morning Meetings

Morning meetings use a curriculum developed off of the CASEL framework for social/emotional literacy called Seven Mindsets Morning meetings are designed to provide relationship and connection within the classroom. The Seven Mindsets we are covering this year are Everything is Possible, Passion First, We are Connected, 100% Accountable, Attitude of Gratitude, Live to Give, and The Time is Now.

Target-lessons applicable to the needs of students are provided. Bullying,  Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Self-Esteem, Safety, Conflict Resolution, etc. can present concerns with the difficulty of the pre-adolescent stage.

Hope Choice is an outside resource that provides our 5th and 6th grade students with a presentation on Social-Media and Respect. Self-Care will be provided to 5th grade students only. 

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is available as needed for students who are having problems. Parents, teachers, administrators, or students themselves may request time with the counselor. The counselor may consult with the parents and teachers in area of growth, development, and learning. Resources and information can be provided to help with specific concerns. The goal of the counseling center is to provide a safe place for students to come when they are in need to talk about concerns or problems.

Group Counseling Topics

Coping Skills
Leadership
Overcoming Obstacles
Building a support system
Time management
Decision making
Relating school to life experiences
How to make and keep healthy friendships
Motivation to Achieve
Responsible behavior
Grief

What’s New for Parents?

Angst Documentary- RSVP Here

The Angst project is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents. Our goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst will be screened in schools, communities, and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources, and hope. AngstMovie.com

Information about our SEL curriculum 7 Mindsets

 

Parent Resources:

  • Parent Toolkit 
  • The 40 Developmental Assets www.search-institute.org
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry offers a wealth of information on issues pertinent to children and their families. Download fact sheets on topics such as The Adopted Child, Children and Divorce, Preparing for Adolescence, Children and Grief, Discipline, Children Who Wont Go to School, Stepfamily Problems and more. www.aacap.org
  • Because I Love You (BILY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting parents with troubled children of any age. BILY promotes structure, consequences and consistency in raising our kids and we have helped thousands of families over the past 18 years. www.becauseiloveyou.org
  • TOUGHLOVE International is a non-profit, self-help organization that provides ongoing education and active support to families, empowering parents and young people to accept responsibility for their actions. www.Toughlove.com
  • Love and Logic is a program to help parents and teachers raise responsible kids. It follows a philosophy that allows children to grow through their mistakes and live with the consequences of their choices. www.loveandlogic.com

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mental health topics for adolescents including such areas as abuse, alcohol/drugs, bipolar disorders, depression, eating disorders, grieving, panic disorders, sexual abuse, stress, suicide. www.education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/mental.html
  • Teen Education & Crisis Hotline www.teachhotline.org
  • C.H.A.D.D. Children and Adults with ADD (with hyperactivity) www.chadd.org