2020-2021 2nd Quarter Edition
COUNSELING SERVICES IS HERE FOR YOU!
Thank you for doing your best!
You've got this!!!!
FAFSA - Financial Aid
Have you created your FAFSA ID?
Have you explored Careers in Xelllo?
Are you considering enlisting in the armed forces?
SENIOR CHATS ARE HAPPENING!
COUNSELORS ARE MEETING WITH SENIORS THROUGH ENGLISH CLASSES.
Visit our College Access link below
Be Kind With Words and Actions
October is also Bully Prevention Month, so the GPHS Counselors combined the two events. Students were provided with Social Emotional Lessons through their Canvas Gap Advisory Course. Counselors also spent time with students promoting they be a HERO by Helping Encouraging and Respecting Others.
Every month, the Be Kind Grand Prairie ISD campaign will focus on a theme that corresponds to the work being done in schools to teach students about kindness.
The theme for October was Be Kind With Words and Actions
FALL SERVICE PROJECT
GPHS Counselors and the Kindness Crew also sponsored the OPERATION GRATITUDE service project this month that benefits active soldiers by collecting personal items, writing letters and making paracord bracelets.
November - Be Kind: For Your Future
The theme for the Be Kind Grand Prairie ISD campaign for the month of November is Be Kind: For Your Future.
The GPISD Counseling Services, College and Career, and Career and Technical Education Departments collaborate together to support future planning for all students. Whether a student chooses a college, a career or the military, GPISD works to develop a clear plan for after graduation. Join the movement at www.GPISD.org/BeKind. #BeKindForYourFuture #BeKindGPISD
Parent Workshop Opportunities:
“Planning for Graduation and Beyond starts NOW” – tentative date Nov 6th virtually 6-7pm – more information coming
Parent Night- Facebook Live- November 10th 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
October/November Events Include:
Grade Level Chats:
· Jr. occurred during September, but we are still available for makeups
· Sr. occur Oct. 19-Oct. 30
· Sophmores occur Nov. 2 – Nov. 13
· Freshman occur Dec. 1 – Dec. 16
FAFSA opens – district FAFSA overview nights: or by appointment with College & Career Advisors
GEN TX - https://youtu.be/DPCZhj7wTpoGen TX:
Grade Level Checklists:
10th / Sophomore – http://gentx.org/wpcontent/uploads/2015/08/07_Sophomore_Prep_Checklist.pdf
RED RIBBON WEEK OCTOBER 23-30
Counselors in the Cafe' 10/28/2020
2020 Fall Dress Up Days
Oct. 26- Hawaiian Shirts
Oct.27 Neon Colors & Sunglasses
Oct. 28- Referee attire
Oct. 29- Wear scrubs
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Tuesday, Oct. 27th 2020 at 11am
GPHS- VIA ZOOM- Zoom meeting ID number: 844 6348 2 7 62
Zoom meeting ID number: 844 6348 2 7 62
YOUR 20-21 COUNSELING SERVICES TEAM
Vision Statement 2020-2021
Mission Statement 2020-2021
Everyone needs someone to talk to. DialCare is standing by.
In addition to the continuing counseling services provided by campus counselors and social workers, Grand Prairie ISD is offering an opportunity for students in 6th through 12th grades to receive virtual counseling services with a trained licensed professional counselor before and after school hours and weekends through DialCare. Counseling is available through the app or on the phone.
Adolescents are often faced with social-emotional challenges that may be difficult for them to handle on their own. Many times, just having the chance to talk through these issues can lead to personal growth and wellness. Actively taking steps to improve one's overall well-being and happiness is a key component of self-care. Self-care plays a vital role in helping adolescents cope with and conquer the challenges of life, especially during these unprecedented times.
This program is easy to use:
• Students can schedule counseling sessions Monday through Friday before or after school hours and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Counseling sessions should not be scheduled during school hours.
• Our mental health professionals will reach out via phone or video chat upon request.
• Consultations are available in both English and Spanish.
How it works:
Step 1: Students can schedule an appointment by app, website or phone: 844-249-4094
When signing in through the website or app, your member ID is your student ID
Step 2: Our mental health professionals will reach out to the student via phone or video chat at the scheduled appointment time.
Step 3: Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.
THIS IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance.
Mental Health Flyer for Parents from Counseling Services
Need Tech help? Click the tech help link below
SAY HELLO TO XELLO!
Xello is an engaging, fun-to-use software that students can access online, at school or at home. Students can even access Xello from their mobile devices. Using Xello, students plan their journeys toward the future by creating their very own unique roadmap for future success
The program is implemented through the GPISD Counseling Services Department at every elementary and secondary campus. The mission of the Counseling Service Department is to guide students from cradle to career, making every student future-ready!
Xello Login Instructions
Get started on the journey to becoming future-ready by logging in to Xello.
Username: GP-Student ID Number (no spaces)
- f: first letter of the first name
- llll: first four letters of the last name
- mm: the month of birth
- dd: day of birth
START WITH HELLO
What is the program?
Start with Hello is designed to help students and school staff members create and sustain an inclusive school culture / community by implementing three simple steps:
- See Someone Alone
- Reach Out + Help
- Start with Hello
- Make a new friend