• 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 and 1 part time school counselor, Trey Mitchum 

    Madeline Elmore ~ dreherm@bcsdschools.net ~ 843.899.8880

    Frances Gard ~ gardf@bcsdschools.net ~843.899.8880

    Trey Mitchum- mitchumt@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, and Mr. Mitchum 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.