Riley County Grade School Guidance Counseling Mission Statement
The Riley County Public Schools Guidance and Counseling Program will assist students in acquiring competencies in educational, personal / social, and career development that will prepare them to be contributing members of a changing and diverse society.

What Professional School Counselors Do
  • Direct Comprehensive School Counseling as defined by the Kansas / ASCA national model.
  • Teach, monitor, and plan interventions for increased achievement of all students.
  • Provide leadership to accomplish the district's mission and school improvement plans.
  • Report and interpret student results in achievement, attendance, and behavior.
How School Counseling Programs Are Delivered
  • Classroom instruction
  • Standards-based lessons
  • Group activities
Response to Services
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling and Intervention
  • Referrals for Students and Families
Individual Student Planning
  • Career Counseling
  • Financial Aid Information
System Support
  • Data Gathering
  • Community Outreach
Curriculum: Classroom Guidance
Each week during classroom guidance we will be addressing behavior skills and how they are helpful and positive to our everyday life. Practicing these life skills helps build positive relationships at school, at home, and in the community. Parents, staff, and community members working together help create a supportive and successful future for our children.

Response to Services: Group Sessions
As part of the guidance program at RCGS, I offer group sessions for students. This is an optional, non-mandatory part of the program. These group settings are intended to provide support to your student and allow them to bond with other peers who may be experiencing the same situation.

Group sessions are conducted in a professional, structured manner, and confidentiality is required among the students and myself. I do encourage students to communicate with parents or guardians concerning their own matters.

If you would like to have your student participate, or you have any questions please contact me at the information below.

Groups Provided
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Military Kids Group
  • NKOTB (New Student Group)
  • Social Skills


District bullying Policy

Contact Us

  1. Tara Coffman

    Grade School Counselor

    117 N. Remmele
    P.O. Box 248
    Riley, KS 66531

    Ph: 785-485-4010
    Fx: 785-485-2929
Parent Resources
Below you will find resources to help open the lines of communication with your child. Parent involvement is essential for child development and positive decision making.