Saturday, September 22, 2018

The BEST!!!!

GPISD Counselors and Social Workers absolutely LOVINWHATWEDO!

Suicide Prevention Activities

YWLA ended Suicide Prevention Week by wearing yellow and completing the "Tomorrow Needs You because YOU matter" bulletin board. 

GPCI scholars wear yellow for Suicide Prevention Week.

Counselors in Action

Counselor Shannon Regalzi shows Austin 4th grade students breathing techniques to self-regulate themselves by using the frontal lobe of the brain. This helps everyone to make responsible choices.


GPCI would like to give a shout-out to their very own Dr. Green for being named the Handprints on Hearts Mentor of the Year. She is an amazing teacher and person.

GPISD Counseling Services Rock

BFAA parents enjoyed the presentation delivered by 5th grade teachers and Mrs. Campbell, a counselor at YMLA. They informed parent about the expectations in 5th grade and the developmental process of transitioning from Elementary to Middle School. Our parents expressed their appreciation about getting their questions answered and are looking forward to partnering with Middle School to ensure student success.

Moseley's Handprints on Hearts kickoff was a success!  Moseley's counselor would like to thank faculty and staff for all they do for kids.

Suicide Prevention Month

GPHS Counseling Services had our Gophers show their #Reasons2stay during Suicide Prevention Week. What is your reason? We take care and look out for each other.

"I'm a Jean-ous when it comes to suicide prevention!" - Reagan Middle School

Counselor News

School Counselors at Ellen Ochoa got together with their Kindness Crew students to discuss all the fun activities, events and projects coming up.

Last week Counselor Shannon Neal helped 6th and 7th grade students at Sallye Moore College and Career Preparatory sign a pledge to #SaveALifeChoosetoLive during Suicide Prevention Week.

Garcia Elem. Creating a STAAR Plan


The counselor at Garcia Elementary is helping students create a plan to prepare for and pass STAAR. 

Kindness Crew at Whitt Fine Arts Academy

The Kindness Crew at Whitt Fine Arts Academy had a great time preparing for their first service project.  Their Counselor, Ms. Collins, is proud of their hard work and dedication to spreading kindness!

Garner FAA Positivity Wall!


Garner Fine Arts Counselors are ready to kick off Start with Hello Week with our Positivity Wall! #startwithhello #givewhatyoucantakewhatyouneed 

GPHS Senior Chats

Grand Prairie High School Counselors have been meeting with GPHS SEN19RS to discuss preparation for graduation, their endorsements & what comes next after high school! Our college & career advisors will continue in classes the next 2 days to share more about the services they provide & the upcoming GPISD college night this Thursday at GPHS from 6-8pm.

Hispanic Heritage Month


Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy counselor, Leticia Malena, recognizes students and teachers that celebrated Mexico's Independence Day and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Drug Prevention Parent Night

Drug-counselor Tammy Lewis addresses the myths and trends of teen substance use at Johnson DAEP's parent night.

“Self-Regulation Stations” at Marshall

The counseling department at Marshall developed "Self-Regulation Stations" for students who arrive early at school.  Students regulate their energy level so they are ready to learn when the bell rings.

College Night

Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute high school scholars attended College Night. They all had an amazing time and learned about so many universities. 

Williams Volunteers

Pictures from Hobbs Williams volunteer orientation hosted by Family Engagement Liaison Mrs. Foo and Counselor Mrs. Thompson. "We are excited about our volunteers this year!"

Growing the Gift

Graduation, credits, college – all information that Crosswinds is providing during cohort meetings.

GPHS Counselors are so thankful for teachers who collaborate with us and our college advisors to help achieve student success! We served the English 4 Department breakfast to show our appreciation as we "TACO 'bout" graduation with our Seniors!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Travis World Language Academy Counselor in Action

Counselor Mrs.Lopez at Travis World Language Academy promotes Kindness and Compassion with her Kindness Crew as they sign a pledge to stand 4 Kindness.

Counselor Mrs. Lopez at Travis World Language Academy is sponsoring Career Cruising and a Math Club early in the morning starting at 7:30 a.m. for students that are eager to get an early start on learning.

Counselor Mrs. Lopez at Travis World Language Academy teaches Self-Regulation Skills to students in order to help them develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions.

Super Stars!!

Ochoa STEM Academy bilingual counselors are shining stars in the lives of all students.

 Counselors at Garner Fine Arts Academy were ready for Meet the Teacher Night. #meetthecounselors #parentresources 

De Zavala counselors Mrs. Glover and Ms. McGriff not only work with students on problem-solving, but also with the entire De Zavala staff. As staff members walk by their offices, they are reminded of the different ways they can solve a problem.

Volunteers ROCK!

Counselors at Lee/Uplift in collaboration with the parent liaison coordinated a volunteer breakfast. Parents were able to learn more about volunteering opportunities at school.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

Travis World Language Academy staff wear blue to support Suicide Prevention Week 2018.


US Army presents Suicide Prevention Intervention to DAEP High School and Middle school students.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

Truman social worker Ms. Barrett and counselor Mrs. Blue-Hamilton ask students and staff to sign the pledge to reach Out and Speak Out.

As part of Suicide Prevention Week, YWLA counselors did guidance lessons on healthy ways to cope with problems.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

Hub social workers Ruth Amaro, Ivory Maxwell-Hedger, Elizabeth Hummert, and Blanca McGee are Emotional Health First Responders as they bring awareness to suicide prevention.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

The Jackson counselors have been making announcements all week to empower their students during Suicide Prevention Week. They want to ensure that each one of their students know they are valuable, worthwhile and loved. 

Reagan Middle School is "Shading Out Suicide!"

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

Student Sonia Villasana-Herrera at Truman Middle School designs suicide awareness flyers that are currently placed all over campus.

 Reagan Middle School students learn about anti-bullying and suicide prevention before taking the pledge to stop suicide.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

The Counseling Team at DATA @ Adams MS promotes "Say Hello Program" and "Career Cruising Program" to parents during open house.

YMLA is putting a cap on suicide.  Counselors Randle and Campbell (RC COLA) are helping staff and students to remember if they see someone that needs help to check on them. The YMLA campus wore caps as a reminder to decrease suicidal ideations.   Counselors were also on site during "Meet the Teacher" night to provide parents information on suicide prevention as well. 

The Jackson counselors are in classrooms this week to present their Meet The Counselors/Suicide Prevention Week social emotional learning lesson. The focus is on their Start with Hello program that will help combat feelings of isolation and promote kindness on their campus.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

"You've got a friend in me" - Twin Day at Fannin. Students pledge to partner with suicide prevention in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. #suicideprevention2018 #fanninwolves #twinning #youvegotfriendinme.

GPCI School Counselor Mrs. Swanigan and Social Worker Intern Ms. Prichard talked with scholars about suicide prevention during lunch. Each scholar was then able to write an encouraging message to one another.

Crosswinds faculty and students Reach One and Teach One about suicide statistics and facts.

Character Does Count!

Whitt Fine Arts Academy awesome counselor, Tamara Collins, doing a lesson about responsibility.  Students love her lessons and are always completely engaged in what she is teaching.

Ms.Torres, counselor at Ellen Ochoa, going over a lesson of secret messages students uncovered regarding responsible behaviors.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018

Reagan students are teaming up against suicide during National Suicide Prevention Week

The counseling staff at Dubiski are helping to bring suicide prevention knowledge and awareness to our students by having various activities during lunches this week. 

YMLA counselors Randle and Campbell (RC COLA) are kicking off "Suicide Prevention Week" and the "Start with Hello" initiative.  The counselors provided  information to their young men on how to combat suicide, manage strong emotions, and assist others in crisis.  Randle and Campbell have also made available encouraging quotes, ways to cope, prevention resources, dress up theme days, and news to use for students and staff through email and the learning management system Canvas.