Updated Student Supports @ Lake View (Fall 2015)

December 10, 2015

Updated Student Supports @ Lake View (Fall 2015)

The 2015-16 school year has gotten off to a very exciting start for the Lake View Counseling Team, as we have expanded the supports available to our students. In addition to the supports previously available to our students, the Lake View Care Team (now in its 2nd year) has continued to build its menu of options by developing more relationships with external supports and community agencies. Also, we are proud to announce the successful launch of our brand new Peer Mentoring program, FFAM! Please read below for more details.

Care Team

At Lake View High School, we believe in educating the whole child by not only providing a rich, engaging and rigourous curriculum, but by also providing systems of support that meet the social and emotional needs of our students.  
Lake View’s Care Team, compromised of school based professionals, takes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to address the needs of our at risk students.  Care Team meets regularly to support teachers, counselors, deans, families and students by gathering information, developing an action plan and implementing a tiered model of evidence based student supports.
Appropriate referrals to the Care Team include, but are not limited to, students…..
  • with anger problems
  • exposed to trauma
  • at risk for behavioral health problems such as
  • symptoms of depression and anxiety
    • substance abuse
    • peer issues
    • family issues
During the 2014-15 school year, the Lake View Care Team screened and referred/provided 104 students with individualized services matching their needs. 
Referrals can be made by any staff member, parents and students themselves.  For more information (including team members, contact details, and our menu of interventions please visit our website.

New! Freshman, Family, & Mentoring Program (FFAM)

FFAM (Freshman, Family, And, Mentoring) is a leadership and mentoring program for seniors and incoming freshmen. It is designed to help freshmen transition to their new H.O.M.E.  Seniors meet with freshmen mentees once per month to help students get acclimated to high school and to provide structured activities that help them stay informed and connected to the school.  The program allows for freshman students to connect to a “big brother / big sister” in the school other than teachers or counselors.