Counseling Department

Visit our NWR Counseling Corner for additional resources and contact information.

About the Counseling Program at North Windy Ridge:

Do you ever wonder what is “normal” for a pre-teen?

Are you concerned about your child’s academic progress, but aren’t sure what to do about it?

Have you seen changes in your child recently that concern you?

Is your child being teased at school?

Does your child feel like he/she has no friends at school?

If any of these questions or concerns sounds familiar, call your child’s school counselor.  We’d be happy to work with you, your child, and/or your child’s teacher to help him/her be successful at North Windy Ridge.    

Also, at North Windy Ridge, students participate in monthly classroom guidance lessons with the counselor.  Lessons cover such topics as stress management, study skills, assertiveness skills and how to recognize bullying.  Students can also participate in small group or individual counseling.  Students are referred for these activities through teachers, parents, or through self-referral.  Counseling sessions are confidential unless a student is threatening to hurt himself/herself or are being threatened or hurt by someone else. 

Additionally, we may be able to connect your family with some community resources.  Please call or email if you are interested in any of the above activities.  Sincerely, 

Amy Jamerson - Sixth Grade Counselor

Nicole Olenick - Fifth Grade Counselor


Report Bullying

Buncombe County Schools strives to foster a climate of respect and personal responsibility among students, and does not tolerate bullying in any form. Anyone with knowledge of a situation involving bullying can either report the incident to school officials, or if preferred, may report the situation anonymously by calling our Anti-Bullying Hotline at 775-2334 or
 to leave a message, or by completing the online form at the link below.

All calls or completed forms will be addressed by school officials within two business days. Thank you for your concern and assistance in providing our students with a positive learning experience.

Is it bullying or conflict? Bullying has 3 components.

  1. Intent to harm

  2. Imbalance of Power
    - Including race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, age, socioeconomic status, academic status, gender identity, physical appearance, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical development or sensory disability or by association with a person who is perceived to have one or more differences.

  3. Repeated over a period of time (or one time and extremely severe.)

Click here to report bullying