Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Careers & Kindness

The entire student body at Whitt Fine Arts Academy showed how much they care for others by collecting over 700 food items that were donated to Noche de Navidad. Counselor Tamara Collins was extremely proud of their demonstration of kindness and compassion.

Eisenhower Career Explorations

Eisenhower fifth graders learned about new Career & Technology Education by researching and creating their own presentation to display to their peers. Our students Love What They Do learning about their future and working with counselor Mr. Perez at Eisenhower Elementary.  

Monday, November 27, 2017

GPISD Counselors' News

Thanks to all the proud parents who came and enjoyed a good time with their kids at Donuts with Dad at Eisenhower

Students and Lee counselors paint rocks to spread kindness to others in the outdoor learning classroom. 

Counselor Megan Hay filled her car with over 700 food items that Florence Hill collected for Grand Prairie United Charities. Way to go Broncos!

SGP Provides Thanksgiving Dinners
Thanks go to over 25 SGP clubs, staff, and organizations who raised almost $900 worth of gift cards and helped a whopping 40 families with Thanksgiving dinners. Special thanks to South Parks Church youth for helping disperse the baskets Wednesday night and SGP Volunteers for assisting with organizing the baskets and planning.

Adams Encouragement
Adams Middle School counselors encouraged faculty and staff before the break by providing donuts and snacks. Don't go nuts, have a donut.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Counselors... The Heart of Every School

Lee counselors coordinated with UTA to provide alternative activities for our students during Red Ribbon Week with the support of our administrators and coaches. 

Austin delivered 50 Thanksgiving meals yesterday, thanks to Walmart. 

College Speaker for YMLA's AVID Program

Dubiski counselors, Friends of Rachel Club, and students pledge to be kind.

Lee GenTX Week

The counselors from Lee Elementary, Ms. Todd and Ms. Todd, gave the 5th grade students an introduction to college by having a College Readiness Specialist from UNT Dallas speak for GenTX Week. The students enjoyed. Thank you, Ms. Washington.

Powell Career Fair
Powell Elementary's counselor and 5th grade teachers worked together to organize a peer to peer career fair. The event was a success, and the students did a terrific job.

Daniels Career Cruising
David Daniels counselor Mrs. Mays engages 5th grade students in a research guidance lesson using Career Cruising to research career fair projects.

Powell Food Drive
Powell Elementary did a great job donating food for Noche de Navidad. Thanks to all the staff and students for your kind, giving hearts. Mrs. Meeks, school counselor, is Palomino Proud.

SGP Thanksgiving Baskets

At SGP it is all about Warriors coming together. SGP staff and student organizations assisted our amazing social worker with putting together Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. The generous youth group at South Park Baptist helped deliver the baskets to cars during pickup. 

Johnson GenTX Week
Johnson celebrated GenTX Week by having various speakers come in and share what they do in their job/career with the students. This was a nice follow-up to their Career Cruising exploration.

Bowie All Pro Dad
Bowie had a successful All Pro Dad meeting. Thank you to Mrs. Herrera, our parent liaison, and Mrs. Martinez, our counselor, for your dedication and commitment in making this event happen.

Johnson Family Game Night
Johnson partnered up with Grand Prairie IMPACT to host a family game night. Students, parents, and staff had fun just hanging out together.

SGP Kindness Challenge
SGP counselors accepted the Kindness Challenge from Dr. Alexander and Mr. Harrison by providing a sweet treat and thankful notes to SGPHS staff members.

Moseley Career Awareness
Moseley's counselor Beverly Green would like to congratulate the winners and runners-up of the Career Awareness Poster Contest and thank all the students who participated.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Very Thankful!!!

Thank you to all the parents of Travis who enjoyed a moment with their children this morning in Donuts with Dad.

GPCI is Thankful 
GPCI scholars were able to eat lunch with their parents for the Thanksgiving Family Feast. They all had a wonderful time with their loved ones and enjoyed the delicious meal. They also posted what they were thankful for on the "I am Thankful" wall.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GPISD Counselors grow Future-Ready Students

Daniels counselor Tai Mays and the 5th grade students and teachers visited Texas Wesleyan University during GenTX Week.

Dubiski counselors taking on GenTX Week with College Shirt Day.

GPCI scholars spend their lunch working on Career Cruising activities for GenTX Week.

Officer Lou Whittington speaks to students for Career Day at Johnson.

Moseley's counselor Beverly Green is very thankful for the generous food donations made by our Moseley family.

Moore Veterans

Sallye Moore College and Career Prep Academy honored our wonderful veterans with a breakfast and a story. Our students also presented guests with thank you letters and drawings to show appreciation for their service. Thank you to the staff and students for all their help. With help from our social worker Valerie Martin and counselor Shannon Neal, thank you cards and letters will also be given to the local VA Center to show our appreciation to those in our community.

School for the Highly Gifted Mayor & RRW Winner

SHG Red Ribbon Week Grand Prize Winner & Class had a wonderful Luncheon with the Mayor of Grand Prairie. Thanks to Mr. Johnson, IMPACT Grand Prairie, and Mayor Jensen.

Marshall Future Careers
All of Marshall's 5th grade students presented their future careers to students in grades K - 4 during GenTX Week in a joint effort between Mrs. JimĂ©nez, the school counselor, 5th grade teachers, and specials teachers.

School for the Highly Gifted GenTX Week

SHG students and staff celebrated GenTX College & Career Week by participating in I want to be a _______ when I grow up. Students dressed up as their desired future careers.

Rayburn Veterans Day Breakfast

Rayburn hosted a wonderful Veterans Day Breakfast to show support for our troops. Students from the Kindness Club performed a poem, and the Rayburn GQ Club created a sign for the veterans. All of this was during level up our dreams for the future pajama day for GenTX Week.

The counselors at GPFAA planned a full week of activities to celebrate GenTX Week. The students were treated to a mini college fair, Career Cruising guidance lessons and a speaker for Texas Scholars Day.

GPCI STEM Career Night
GPCI hosted their first STEM Career Night. They had many industry and professional experts who attended to share their expertise. Scholars were also able to ask them questions and hear first hand about their experience in the STEM workforce.

GPISD Counselors... Changing Lives!!!

Texas Scholars Day at Young Men's Leadership Academy

Dickinson staff celebrates GenTX Week by wearing college attire.

SGP counselors supporting our College Access Team during a mini college fair to support GenTX Week.

YWLA students and Mayor Jensen at the My Future, My Way Career Fair

Moseley's future college graduates help celebrate GenTex Week.

KC Club Sponsors Food Drive at De Zavala
De Zavala's Kindness and Compassion Club sponsored a food drive. Items collected will be donated to the Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-Op. 

Jackson GenTX Week

Jackson counselors hosted their Texas Scholar's Career Day Presentation during GenTX Week. The students enjoyed hearing from several diverse speakers such as the mayor of Grand Prairie, a celebrity DJ, ECHS RN Academy students, Grand Prairie Fire Department, WFAA digital producer, dance studio owner, cosmetologist, and many more.

GPFAA Seniors Accepted to College
A few of our seniors who have been accepted to college gathered for a picture. The GPFAA counselors are proud to announce that our 92 seniors have submitted 385 college applications so far. We are excited about the future of the Class of 2018.

Moseley Veterans
Moseley Elementary would like to recognize three of our amazing staff members who not only serve our students but who also served our country. Thank you to the following veterans: Mrs. Rachel Guzman (first grade), Mrs. Beverly Green (counselor), and Ms. Meoshee Noland (second grade). Thank you for all you did then and all you do now.

GenTX at Dickinson 
Counselor Latavia Rivers had the pleasure of viewing Ms. Blanco's college and career lesson to her 2nd grade class.  Information was presented about her college experience at UTA and photos of study abroad experience, followed by students designing college graduation caps. Students were filled with questions, eager to learn, and all had a great time. Way to go!

Travis My Future My Way
TWLA student's first step toward college started with a field trip with their counselors to the My Future, My Way field trip, where they were given the opportunity to interview professionals in their field of interest.

My Future My Way

Almost 2,000 8th grade students toured our 27 pathways, asking questions of 75+ industry and business professionals, educating themselves about GPISD CTE schools and programs of choice on Thursday. A huge thank you to Matt Loh and Asia Times Square for hosting us, GPISD transportation and Dana Acock for getting all of the buses back and forth all day, the middle school counselors, teachers and administration for making it all happen, the pathway teachers and all of our volunteers.  The next step is to apply for your program or school of choice by December 15.

Parent Workshop at Eisenhower
LEAP and the counseling department invited our friend Alma Villareal from Momentous Institute to deliver a parent workshop because we love what we do and we love to learn about the connection between the brain and behavior.

De Zavala GenTX Week
Students and staff participated last week in GenTX Week activities coordinated by counselors Nedin Glover and Evetta McGriff. Students in kindergarten-2nd grade researched their favorite college with their teachers, while 3rd graders completed their research with partners or independently. On Wednesday everyone had an opportunity to take a college gallery walk to view their research. Staff members created college profiles to place outside their doors.

Travis GenTX Week
TWLA students are excited to earn badges and merits as they cruise into Career Town during a guidance lesson with the school counselor Mrs. Lopez.

Reagan Texas Scholars Career Fair
Eighth grade students at Reagan enjoyed interviewing several professionals during our Texas Scholars Career Fair. Great way to close out GenTX Week.