CLASSROOM GUIDANCE: Guidance lessons that are required by the State of Texas through a variety of Texas House Bills are often delivered by the student assistance counselor and/or outside community agencies in the fall and spring semesters. Team level counselors visit classrooms about cyberbullying as a portion of the Common Sense Media designation. Additionally, team counselors visit classrooms about college and career readiness as well as course selection and school transition.
TEAM MEETINGS: Team counselors meet with their respective teams and administrators frequently to address student needs which may include arranging 504 meetings and discussing response to intervention strategies.
SCHOOL TRANSITION: Studies show that school transition can be difficult for students. Team counselors work with both high school and elementary school counselors in order facilitate these transitions. Each fall semester, high school and career counselors visit with our 8th graders about course selection and required credits. Middle School team counselors facilitate these visits and are available to parents for questions and answers. Middle School team counselors also visit each elementary campus and offer presentations about middle school life and course selection. A parent preview night is offered by the counselors each spring. In the fall, 6th grade students are invited to participate in our Cowboy Round Up!
NEW STUDENTS: Entering a new school can be an overwhelming transition as well. Team counselors welcome new students, set up schedules, and partner with the student assistance counselor and Cowboys Who Care to assure that each new student has a mentor for their first week of school. Team counselors also offer after hours campus tours and new student orientation in the fall.