Students sometimes need support beyond what the school counselor can manage. The Decatur Student Center (DSC) offers students individual counselors through a number of providers that collaborate with the DSC. Students can self refer, or a student can be referred by a parent, teacher or community member with concerns about a student.
The Decatur Student Center offers small group counseling based on needs that students request. Through focus groups, data analysis and student surveys, topics and skills are identified and groups are created to meet those needs. The Decatur Student Center offers groups such as Financial Literacy, Stress Management, Healthy Relationships, and Executive Functioning Skills.
Small groups meetings vary. They may meet before or after school or during the school day. Groups held during the school day are rotated through the schedule to minimize students missing class. Students understand that by choosing to volunatrily participate in groups, they are responsible for any missed classwork.
The Decatur Student Center, through the support of the Decatur Education Foundation & community donors, provides students with snacks throughout the day. We also provide families with supplemental food for extended vacations. If you have any questions, or would like to make a donation to the pantry, please contact Dianne Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Meg Scheid, email@example.com
The Decatur Student Center is accepting donations to create a "Dress for Success" closet. Students may come and obtain outfits when needed at no charge. Volunteers are assisting with sorting clothes and creating outfits for display.
Have some gently used casual clothing or business wear, costume jewlery, coats/sweatshirts you would like to donate? Or are willing to purchase new socks or under garments you would like to purchase to donate? Please contact Dianne Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Meg Scheid, email@example.com, to discuss needs and times for donations.