Whitesville Elementary

Home of the Wise Owls

Guidance and Character Education

 Ms. Gard & Ms. Dreher Ms. Gard & Ms. Elmore - Guidance Counselors

We have 2 full-time school counselors, Madeline Elmore (Dreher) and Frances Gard.

Madeline Elmore ~ dreherm@bcsdschools.net ~ 843.899.8880

Frances Gard ~ gardf@bcsdschools.net ~843.899.8880

The school counseling department at WES is a comprehensive program that focuses on students' personal/social, career, and academic development as well as character development.  Here is a quick overview of the services the school counselors offer:

Classroom guidance on topics such as academic success, career awareness, conflict resolution, social skills, coping strategies and character education

Small groups on topics such as family changes, grief, social skills, friendship, etc.

Referral services for community resources

Individual Counseling

Collaboration with teachers and parents

Special programs such as Red Ribbon Week, Character Education and Career Week.

Ms. Elmore & Ms. Gard promotes our district-wide character education program. Each month we focus on a different character trait.

Below is a list of our character trait for each month:

September: Respect

October: Responsibility

November: Citizenship

December: Generosity

January: Self-Discipline

February: Kindness & Compassion

March: Perseverance

April: Honesty & Integrity

May: Fairness & Cooperation

Ms. Dreher & Ms. Gard coordinates our Kiwanis partnership.  Each month representatives from the Moncks Corner Kiwanis come and celebrate an outstanding student from each class that best demonstrates the monthly character trait.  The Kiwanis Club generously donates certificates, pencils and coupons from local vendors.