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Mrs. Bakalars

Guidance K-8


920.478.3633 Ext. 2121

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Greetings! My name is Nicole Bakalars and I am proud to serve the Waterloo area community as the K-8 School Counselor. I am currently providing services to students in kindergarten through 8th grade as well as being a resource for parents and teachers. My career as a school counselor in the Waterloo School District started in 2014. I earned my Masters in School Counseling from Marquette University in 2012.

Curriculum
  • Classroom Guidance (K-4 & 6)
  • Small Group Guidance (K-4)
Individual Student Planning
  • Academic Support
  • Goal Setting
  • Transition to Intermediate/Middle School
  • Transition of New Students
Responsive Services
  • Crisis Response
  • Parent & Staff Consultation
  • Individual & Small Group Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community Referrals

The Counselor May Meet With Students About...

  • Family changes
  • Academic support
  • Friendship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger issues
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety/Stress management
  • Coping skills
  • Other topics.

How to Meet With Your Counselor:
  • Students can arrange a time to meet with me individually or with a small group.
  • Parents/Guardians, teachers or the principal may ask the counselor to see students.
A Counselor Helps:
  • students develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves
  • students develop effective academic and learning skills
  • students cope with family changes
  • students develop decision making and problem solving skills
  • students develop socially and emotionally to mature in their relationships with others
  • students transition to new grade levels and schools
  • parents understand their child's emotions, behaviors, and learning styles to assist them in meeting their child's needs
  • parents and teachers create a positive learning environment
  • teachers and administrators understand and meet the needs of all students in academic, personal, social, and emotional areas of development