Did you know? Middle school counselors work with students to prepare them for high school by meeting with each student to develop their Personal Graduation Plan for all four years of high school. The counselors provide information regarding the options for each feeder high school, answer any questions, host Parent Night Workshops, and encourage them to look beyond high school to begin to imagine what their futures could look like.
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Dickinson counselor Latavia Rivers positively impacts student achievement by rewarding students who are recognized by their peers for demonstrating kind and heroic acts.
YWLA counselors praise superhero staff members. During National School Counseling Week, the YWLA counselors want to recognize all the staff who they consider superheroes because of all they do for our students.
SGP Counselors positively impact student achievement by assisting and supporting students in their post-secondary endeavors. Congratulations to the SGP student athletes that signed their National Letter of Intent today.
Williams Counselor Week
School counselors positively impact student achievement by...providing wellness resources/tips for staff and guidance lessons and strategies for "Self Love" for students. Counselor Tonya Womack Campbell at Wonderful Williams gave staff daily encouraging words and treats to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being. Mrs. Campbell dressed in workout gear to encourage everyone to not only workout the muscles on their body but also their brain, and heart. Students received guidance lessons and visual/physical reminders to use positive self-talk to stay uplifted and love themselves as well as others.
GPFAA Seniors Earns West Point Appointment
GPFAA is incredibly proud of senior Joshua Riddick for receiving his congressional nomination from Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Thank you to his counselor, Mrs. McGee, for her ongoing guidance and dedication in helping Josh and all of our seniors with their college choices.
In Celebration of National School Counseling Week
What I love about being a counselor in Grand Prairie ISD...
The social and emotional health of our student and families has always been a passion of mine. My role allows me to work with our school district's youngest learners to remove barriers that can stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. Each day I have the opportunity to do the kind of work that shapes our future and changes lives. I am so grateful for the families, students and staff at Crockett Early Education School that give me this opportunity every day. - Yadira Reyes, Crockett counselor
Whitt shows Love for Their Counselor
Counselor Tamara Collins has felt so loved by the Whitt Fine Arts Academy staff and students during National School Counseling Week. All week she has been showered by "heart" messages. In appreciation for all of the support the counseling program has received from the Whitt staff this year, she provided a dessert table for the staff.
GPCI Seniors Winning
GPCI school counselor Mrs. Swanigan positively impacts student achievement by assisting them with their post-secondary goals. As of today the first senior class of nine have ALL submitted college applications, completed FAFSA, accepted into a four-year college/university and received a total of $1.5 million in scholarships so far.
Bowie Junior Optimist International Club
The Bowie Junior Optimist International Club students bring joy to the Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center by making Valentine cards and goodies! Thank you to Bowie counselor Miriam Martinez for teaching students the value of spreading kindness and love.