Indian Lakes ES School Counseling Department

Welcome to the ILES school counseling website. My name is Mrs. Ashley Thompson and I am very excited to be the new professional school counselor here at Indian Lakes Elementary! I earned my Master's in Education with a focus on School Counseling (K through 12) from Old Dominion University. Prior to becoming a professional school counselor, I enjoyed working as a third grade and reading resource teacher. 

I very much look forward to working with all members of the Indian Lakes school community and welcome you to contact me with any questions or concerns. Go Thunderbirds!


Mrs. Ashley B. Thompson, MSEd
Ashley.Thompson@vbschools.com
757-648-2692
Office Hours: 8:10 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday

School Mission Statement

The mission of Indian Lakes Elementary School is to engage students in learning experiences that result in meeting or exceeding grade level standards. We will work collaboratively with colleagues, students, parents and the community to ensure success for all students.

School Counseling Missions Statement

The mission of the Indian Lakes Elementary School Counseling Program is to work collaboratively with parents, staff, and community members to provide a comprehensive counseling program to support the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students, thus instilling in them the knowledge and skills necessary to be productive citizens and globally competitive members of society.

School Counseling Services

  1. Counseling Services
    1. Individual
    2. Group
    3. Preventive or Remedial
    4. Crisis Intervention
    5. Referrals from students (self), parents, teachers or others
  2. Classroom Guidance Services
    1. Academic Planning
    2. Career Awareness
    3. Decision making
    4. Personal/Social Development Skills
  3. Consultation Services
    1. Parents
    2. Teachers
    3. Administrators
    4. Community Agencies
  4. Coordination
    1. Academic Planning
    2. Testing Program (counselor's role may vary by school)
    3. Orientation Programs
    4. Peer Facilitator Programs
    5. Special Programs
    6. Referrals to community agencies
    7. College and Career Information
    8. Career/Vocational preparation
    9. Parent Workshops
    10. Presentations
    11. Military (deployment, support, transitioning)

Thunderbirds SOAR!

This year ILES has created and adopted schoolwide values as student expectations—S.O.A.R.!

Show respect

Own your actions

Act safely

Ready for success

We are recognizing SOARing Citizens at school in a variety of ways and we encourage families to discuss how students can SOAR at home, too!

Student Greeters

The Student Greeter program is designed to help make the transition to ILES as smooth as possible for students who enroll throughout the school year (grades 1 - 5).

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do parents/guardians contact the school counselor?
Parents/guardians may contact the school counselor for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:

Discuss concerns about student achievement
Interpret standardized and state assessments scores
Address special needs of their child
Talk about family difficulties or concerns

How do parents/students schedule a conference?

To schedule a conference with your child’s counselor please call 757-648-2692 to set up an appointment.

How does a student see a counselor?

All students have access to a school counselor. Listed below are some of the ways a student may see a counselor:

Student self-referral
Parent referral
Teacher/Administrative referral
Request of a counselor
Referral by a friend

Click http://www.vbschools.com/guidance/ for an overview to Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Guidance/Counseling Services.

VBCPS COUNSELING SERVICES