Wednesday, February 27, 2019

GPISD Rocks!

Special shout-out to Kaiser and Officer Huski for helping GPISD Transportation stay safe.

 Counseling Services hosted a Suicide Prevention Mental Health Awareness Parent Night at the Ed Center. There was a large parent turnout and great information shared. Special thank you to Elizabeth Hummert, our Student Mental Health and Safety Advisor, for organizing this successful event.

During the month of February, students in fifth grade learned about accepting others, diversity and being kind in their friendships amd relationships. Mrs. Glover, the counselor at De Zavala, visited KG - 5th classrooms and conducted SEL lessons along with a "Diversity Mixer" activity. 

David Daniels students practiced social emotional learning skills for calming down with their counselor. 

 Mr. Edwards' class at Seguin Elementary School wanted to spread kindness by bringing the front office flowers to brighten the spirits of everyone that passes by. They look and smell great! 

YMLA staff and students showed kindness to their counselors Lawrence Randle and Tonya Womack Campbell (RC COLA) for National School Counseling Week.  Staff members dressed in gold to support the counseling program's implementation of goal setting.  Principal Joseph Melms and Dean Sharlonda Kennedy provided lunch, breakfast and refreshments to RC COLA.  Staff and students also showered their counselors with snacks, goodie bags, gift cards, affirmations, serenades, and more.  Counselors even made celebrity status by being recognized on the school's marquee.  RC COLA flourishes because their campus supports them.   #BeKindGPISD

 Last Friday, the staff and students at Powell participated in their annual career day.  The counselor, Mrs. Meeks, had volunteers from the community and a couple of Powell parents come and present.  Students heard from Officer Hodges, Mayor Jensen, a nurse practitioner, a volleyball coach, and several others.  It was a great turnout and the students were introduced to several different career options.   

Yesterday the Reagan Knights of Kindness representatives were trained in the second step of the “Starts with Hello,” “See Something/Say Something.”  The Kindness Crew representatives will be discussing along with teachers next week during Advisory, how to recognize the warning signs, signals and threats of potential violence and the importance of telling a trusted adult.  Even though this is a very difficult topic to talk about, Reagan MS is very pro-active in trying to keep our schools safe.

At Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy staff and students know the importance of being kind.