Carolyn Custard, Director
Teesha Peak, Executive Secretary
The programs and services provided by the Office of Student Services (OSS) are within seven major areas: school counseling; school social work; school health services; student assistance programs; attendance services; positive youth development, and student support services. In addition, considerable emphasis is placed on infusing the 40 Developmental Assets® framework in all K-12 schools. The Early Identification Program (EIP) and GEAR UP programs are coordinated through this office to provide first generation college students with post-secondary educational opportunities. Prevention and intervention programs and strategies are available to build assets in students; thus enabling them to resist involvement in bullying, violence, substance abuse, cultural bias, truancy, and other harmful behaviors.
Elizabeth Young, Supervisor of School Social Workers, Receives Award
Pictured from left to right: Senator George L. Barker, Betsy Young, and Delagate Rich Anderson
Thank you to the numerous PWCS staff who volunteered for the PWC Community EXPO. The 15,000 youth and their families enjoyed the community and School Division outdoor activities, performances, and booths. Special thanks to the PWCS youth who performed with the Freedom High Soul Squad, school mascot dance off, Godwin Middle School Step Team, Montclair Elementary School Chorus, and Heart TriX SquaD on the Showmobile stage. The Freedom High School Eagle entertained the audience and was declared the winner of the mascot dance off.