Counseling Office

Lincoln Elementary School Guidance Counselor Mr. Jim Luksetich

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Anonymous

As the Lincoln School Counselor, I provide a comprehensive, curriculum-based, developmental guidance and counseling program. This program is available and responsive to ALL students, and focuses on the three core developmental values of social/emotional, academic, and career development. As the facilitator of this program, I provide a confidential, emphatic, and safe environment for students to share and explore their thoughts and/or concerns.

Counseling Curriculum

The DCSD elementary counselors have followed a counseling curriculum based on Dubuque Community School District goals. Some of the topics we cover are:
• Friendship
• Self Acceptance
• Feelings
• Loss/Life Changes
• Understanding Others/Respecting Diversity
• Conflict Resolution/Violence
• Decision Making
• Wellness
• Communication
• Careers/Work Awareness
• Social Skill Development

 Lincoln School  Counseling Program

We believe in the development of the whole child; academic, emotional, behavioral, and social. We work hard to develop a child’s sense of self-worth and, therefore, a positive attitude. With a positive attitude, the individual will display positive behaviors and be better prepared to handle life situations. Such an individual volunteers to help, accepts decisions and responsibilities, encourages others, expresses honesty, and copes during difficult times.

The Lincoln Elementary School Counselor provides:

Classroom guidance lessons
Individual counseling
Small group counseling
Consultation with parents, teachers, and support staff
Referrals to other professionals and community agencies
Support for students, families, and staff
Community Outreach

How Does a Child  See the Counselor?

Self referral
Teacher referral
Parent referral
Principal referral
Referral by a friend
As your student’s school counselor, I welcome communication between home and school.