We are pleased to be your School Counselors and want to offer the below options as a go-to resource for all students and families in our school district. Our offices and emails are always open to your children and you as parents/guardians.Thank you for your support and together, lets make this a wonderful year for all.
The comprehensive school counseling program is delivered through four components. Click here for details.
- Guidance & Counseling Curriculum - structured group/classroom activities
- Individual Student Planning - appraisal, Personal Plans of Study, post-secondary transitions
- Responsive Services - individual counseling, small - group counseling, consultations, referrals
- System Support - program management/evaluation, professional development, research and development
If you are interested in individual or small group counseling for your child, click here for details.Trauma Informed Schools Initiative
Special Education Services
Maries County R-1 School District
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Maries County R-I assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.
The Maries County R-I School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.
The Maries County R-I School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Maries County R-I School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agencyâ€™s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agencyâ€™s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed in the administrative office of Special Education located at 300 Fourth Street, Vienna Missouri on days that school is in session between the times of 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a voluntary early childhood parent education and family support program for parents who have children from birth to five Pre-K years of age designed to help all parents give their children the best possible start in life.
These visits are the heart of the PAT program. A parent educator, knowledgeable about child development and brain research on early learning, helps you understand what to expect as your child grows and offers practical suggestions on encouraging and managing challenging behavior.
The group meetings allow you to meet other parents to gain new insights, share experiences and discuss parenting topics. They also give you the opportunity to participate in parent-child activities.
Your parent educator administers screenings periodically. They are used to assess your childâ€™s overall development and to provide early detection of potential problems to prevent difficulties later in school.
Families are helped to access other community services that are beyond the scope of the PAT program.
Under the definition of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, the term "homeless" includes individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, such as those who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodation; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; are awaiting foster care placement, or who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or other places not designed or ordinarily used as sleeping accommodations.
The purpose of the Homebound Program is to provide K-12 students unable to attend classes at a school building for health or other reasons, with educational services which will allow the students to maintain academic progress and to facilitate a successful transition back to school as quickly as possible. Homebound Instructional Services are educational services provided to a student in the home or other non-school building site.
Special Education and related services are provided for students who qualify for services under state and federal regulations. Students are identified through the referral and evaluation process. Services include academic instruction, speech and language therapy, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and transition planning.
Elementary- Tonja Beakley, Anita Bixler
MS & HS- Misty Willouhby
Elementary- Salee Bonham
MS & HS- Debra Wagner
Speech/Language Pathologist- Virgina McMurtrey
Speech Implementer- Anita Bixler
Occupational Therapist- Mandie Goedrich
The primary goal of the ESL program is to increase the proficiency levels of second language students in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing so that they may acquire the academic language necessary to function comfortably in an American classroom. The ESL program encourages the students' awareness of American customs and culture. Working with the principal, the guidance counselor, other specialists and aides, the teacher acts as a liaison between school and home. We believe that it is important to foster the students' participation in the American society while preserving the individual young person's language and culture.
Mrs. Joyce Honse K-6 Math