School Counseling works collaboratively with parents and faculty on issues relative to student growth and development and serves as a liaison between the school and community professionals.
The Weber School counselor is available to assist students who may be facing challenges at school that interfere with learning. Students are welcome to meet with the school counselor during study hall, lunch, before school, or after school for consultation. If a student is anxious or upset, the school counselor will provide a safe and private place to cope with strong emotions and can provide a pass for the student once they are able to return to class.
The school counseling program is designed to provide support services through many avenues to further the personal, social, emotional, and academic development of our students, such as:
Peer Leadership at Weber is an orientation and transition program that welcomes new students and makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year at Weber.
Our Peer leaders exemplify leadership on and off-campus, acting as mentors to new students. Peer Leaders offer a perspective that is welcoming and un-intimidating. They guide new students through their first weeks as they discover how to be socially and academically successful at Weber.
Summer workshops prepare peer leaders for their role in new student orientation with a heavy emphasis on leading icebreakers and team-building activities.
Peer Leadership training focuses on:
effective listening skills
and leadership styles
Peer leaders facilitate bi-weekly peer-group meetings with two peer leaders assigned to co-facilitate each small group throughout the year. Peer groups provide freshmen and transfer students with the opportunity to cultivate a connection and a sense of belonging with classmates and their peer leaders. The upperclassmen set the stage for open communication, exploration of self, and relationship development by facilitating discussion topics such as how to deal with cliques, making new friends, getting involved in activities, balancing academic life with a social life, and many other subjects that specifically address the needs of newcomers.
At the end of the first semester, the peer leaders host a parent’s night for all freshman and transfer parents. This event gives parents the opportunity to meet the peer leaders and learn about the Peer Leadership program first hand.
Girl Talk, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a 501(c)3 national nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with Chapters in 41 states reaching over 30,000 girls. Girl Talk, led by high school girls, establishes positive weekly peer-to-peer mentoring programs for middle school girls.
The program is a nationally recognized mentoring program that offers fun, positive, weekly meetings, community service projects and friendship building activities for middle school girls. Girl Talk Chapters are led by high school girls (“Leaders”) who serve as mentors while also developing leadership skills that they will carry with them throughout life.
Through this mentoring relationship, middle school girls build self-esteem, learn the importance of community service and most importantly, benefit from a valuable relationship with a high school mentor. In turn, the high school leaders gain a sense of accomplishment knowing they’ve helped make a difference in the lives of many young girls.
The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.
The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.