Hello and WELCOME to Columbian Elementary!!  We're happy you're here.  

I'm the guidance teacher at Columbian Elementary.  My mission here is to support academic success and preparation for post-secondary opportunities for all students.  

I consider it a profound honor and privilege to have the chance to help your child succeed in school!! 

School Counseling Program

The Pre-K -12 Guidance and Counseling Program

The Omaha Public Schools have a Pre-K-12 comprehensive, competency-based guidance and counseling program.  This program is both proactive and responsive to the unique needs of individual students.  There are four components of the program:

*A Guidance Curriculum that is delivered to ALL students and emphasizes personal, occupational, and academic skill-building through classroom presentations.

*Individual Student Planning that developmentally helps students plan for their future, set career goals, manage conflict, prepare for learning beyond high school, strengthen academic skills, and more. 

* Response Services that provide support for issues of immediate concern to the students and their families. 

*System Support that recognizes the school counselor as part of the school team and supports the other three components. 

The mission of the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program is to ensure student success through the combined efforts of students, staff, families, and community. 

Community Resources

The Omaha Public Schools offer free counseling services to their families and staff.  There are several different locations throughout the Omaha metro area.   Listed on the link below are the counselors, their locations, and their contact information.   Please feel free to contact Ms. McGuire if you have any questions.  697-1433 ext. 1003

Community Counselor Program

The Omaha Public Schools offer a program that provides help to families.  Click on the link below for more information.  

School and Family Enrichment Program (SAFE)

Emergency Phone Numbers
Girls & Boys Town National Hotline         572-2229
Adult & Child Protective Services           1-800-652-1999
Health Touch 1                                      1-800-273-3737
Nebraska State Patrol                            331-3333  Road Emergency 1-800-525-5555
Poison Control Center                            955-5555/1-800-955-9119
YES Youth Emergency Services            342-8002 & 734-1800
Shelters (Housing)                                 422-4131   (Domestic Violence) 558-5700

Abuse and Neglect
Children's Crisis Center                          553-6000
Child Saving Institute                             553-6000

A A Information                                     556-1880
Al-Anon/Alateen Info                              553-5033
Omaha Campus for Hope                       827-0570
Gambling                                              291-0980
Chicano Awareness                               733-2720

Charles Drew Health Center                    451-3553
Eating Disorders                                    333-0898 or 955-6190
Health and Human Services                   595-3400
Indian/Chicano Health Center                  734-4110
Nebraska Aids Project                           552-9255

Mental Health/Counseling
Alegent Center for Mental Health            572-2993
Catholic Charities                                  554-0520
Family Service                                      553-3000
Jewish Family Services                         330-2024
Lutheran Family Services                      342-7007
North Clinic - GOCA                              451-2935
Omaha Public Schools Info Center         557-2000
Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)  291-6781
Social Settlement                                 731-6988

Agencies listed were selected from R.A.F.T.  These services should not be considered as endorsements by O.P.S.  Some agencies charge a fee.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the parent to assume any financial requirements.