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Guidance and Counseling Department

Guidance & Counseling

 

 

Texas Education Agency

 

HB Foundation Overview

 

Graudation Tool Kit

 

Graduation Program Check List

 

State Graduation Requirements

College and Career Readiness

 

 

 

Ricardo Solis
Director for Guidance & Counseling, College & Career Readiness, and Drug Awareness

Phone: (956) 716-6786

Fax: (956) 716-6790


 
Vision Statement

 

Our vision is to promote academic achievement, personal and social success. Counselors will continue implementing a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that encompasses areas of academic, career, and personal development for all students.

  • This vision is based on theory, curriculum, and most importantly hard work.
  • Continuing this hard work will be the driving force to achieve our goals.

Mission Statement

  

     Our goal is that all students have equal access to a comprehensive school counseling          program, and that this program serves as an integral piece of the overall educational     experience.Our mission is to promote a commitment to life-long learning, personal

  and academic growth, and to aid students in becoming responsible, culturally aware

and productive members of society. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Substance Abuse Counselor

 

This program is based on four components, which are as follows:

 

Guidance Curriculum

The purpose of the guidance curriculum is to help students acquire age-appropriate knowledge and skills within the scope of the following content areas: self confidence, development, motivation to achieve, decision making, goal setting, planning, problem solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness and responsible behavior.

 

Responsive Services

The purpose of the responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career and/or educational development at risk.

 

Individual Planning

The purpose of the individual planning system is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational career and personal social development.

 

System Support

This component describes services and management activities which indirectly benefit students.

Inspiring Quotes

 

"Open your eyes - to the beauty around you. Open your mind - to the wonders of life. Open your heart - to those who love you. And always - be true to yourself"
- Donna Davis

 

 

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

"Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. "

- Unknown

Guidance & Counseling Themes


August/ September

Character Trait – Honesty

PK-5th Grade

Self-Confident Development 
*Have Accurate Self-Concepts

*Value Their Uniqueness

*Manage Their Feelings

*Develop Strategies to Overcome Limitations and Enhance Strengths 

 

October

Character Trait- Responsibility

PK-5th Grade

Responsible Behavior

*Behave Responsibly

*Take Responsibility For Own Behaviors

*Be Self-Disciplined

*Drugs and The Consequences

*Anti-Drug Awareness

*Anti-Bullying Awareness

*Fire Prevention

*Bus Safety


November

Character Trait- Compassion

PK-5th Grade

Decision-Making, Goal-Setting, Planning, and

Problem-Solving Skills

*Make Decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Solve Problems

December

Character Trait- Perseverance

PK-5th Grade

Interpersonal Effectiveness

*Make Decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Gather Information and Solve Problems

January

Character Trait- Loyalty

PK-5th Grade

Communication Skills

*Understand Basic Communication Skills

*Express Themselves

*Listen to Others

*Be Smart and Safe Using Technological Communication

February

Character Trait- Justice

PK-5th Grade

Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

*Appreciate Their Own Culture

*Respect Other as Individuals and Accept Them For Their Cultural Membership

*Relate Effecectively With Others Based On Appreciation for Differences/Similarities

*Evaluate How Stereotyping Affects Them and Their Relationships With Others 

March

Character Trait-Responsibility

PK-5th Grade

Motivation to Achieve

*Develop Their Own Academic Potential

*Take Advantage Of Educational Opportunities

*Development of Leadership Skills

*Empowerment of Self

April

Character Trait-Self-Discipline

PK-5th Grade

Connectedness

*School

*Home

*Community

*World

May

Character Trait-Integrity

PK-5th Grade

College Readiness

*Forming A Career Identity

*Planning for the Future

*Identifying Skills and Interests

*Developing a Positive Attitude Towards Work

                              

 

 

 

6 Pillars of Character

 

 

Trustworthiness

Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer