As the guidance counselor at Saint Edward’s School, Samantha Borkovic is fortunate to build relationships with students of all ages. Ms. Borkovic is a member of the American School Counselor Association and is a National Certified Counselor. As the guidance counselor, Ms. Borkovic is devoted to supporting social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of all students. Ms. Borkovic works closely with faculty and staff on-campus to ensure Saint Edward’s School is a vibrant, healthy community that prepares the next generation of leaders.

Our Guidance Counselor Provides the Following Services and Care:

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  • Student & Family Support

    1. Meets with families to discuss their child’s needs 
    2. Meets with students individually or in group settings to provide mental health resources and assistance
    3. Assesses and refers students who may benefit from short term counseling from community professional(s) with parental permission
  • Faculty & Campus Wide Support

    1. Meets with teachers regarding any social-emotional or academic needs of students
    2. Provides professional development workshops for faculty
    3. Works closely with other support staff at SES: the Director of Learning Support Services, Chaplain, and School Nurse to care for students
    4. Contributes to the Advocacy and Assist programs, both integral parts of the lives of the Upper School students and teachers
    5. Incorporates character education curriculum in all levels

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  • Ms. Samantha Borkovic 

    Guidance Counselor
    Ohio Wesleyan University - BA
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - MEd

WELLNESS NEWS

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  • A Message from the School Nurse: Early Flu Season

    A Message from the School Nurse: Early Flu Season

    Marie Campione (lk)
    While CDC still has Florida listed under sporadic cases of the flu virus we are noticing an early season this year. We urge parents to read the following suggestions to help keep your family healthy.  
    Mrs.Gollery Kain RN MSN NCSN

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
    • Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. 
    Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV] (The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine) 


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  • Habit 1 Group: Be Proactive. Members are Stone Colgan, Alex Lee, Grace Kennedy, Jozef Wolek, Alexandra Stern, and Kiley Donovan.

    Seventh Graders Learn Habits of Effective Teens

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    Seventh graders in Ms. Borkovic's Wheel class are reading Sean Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Students created skits to review the first two habits of highly effectively teens: being proactive and beginning with the end in mind.


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  • The Counselor's Corner: How Do You Start & End Your Days?

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    We all have busy days where sometimes it is difficult to slow down and appreciate the moments of goodness and strength we achieve. This week's Counselor's Corner message is about a simple two-minute activity to start and end your days. Enjoy! - Ms. Borkovic

    Imagine it's night and you are getting ready for another busy week... I want to challenge you to try these two helpful exercises to end and start your day this week:  
     
    1. When you go to bed tonight, take a moment to think about the "high" of your day (what brought you the most joy and fulfillment and what did you do to make that happen) and your "hero moment" of the day (what challenge or difficulty you overcame and how you did it).
     
    2. When you're brushing your teeth the tomorrow morning, imagine yourself moving through the day in detail and how you will create those "highs" and "hero moments" on Tuesday.
     
    Simple mindfulness exercises are a great way to center yourself and be more present with what's happening around you. You get to slow down within our typically hectic schedules. Oprah, Kobe Bryant, Arianna Huffington, Jerry Seinfeld, and Russel Simmons all take time each day to meditate!
     

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1895 Saint Edward's Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
772.231.4136