Cougar Counselor Connection

April 2021-Featuring Course Selection Approval Information

2021-2022 Course Selection Plan Approvals in Naviance

Naviance Course Plan Approvals-April/May

Parents can now approve their students course plan in Naviance. You must first set up a parent account. See link below for first time log in information. Parents can also access the Student Readiness Report with the parent access.


Once a parent sets up the account, they will be prompted to approve the current plan for their student. Reach out to your grade level counselor if you have any questions about course plans or approvals.

Counselors send Course Verifications for parent/student review in HAC

Course Verifications will be available in HAC on April 19. Parents will receive email of notification to review the plan and will have the opportunity to request course changes at that time. There are 2 rounds of course verifications before the end of Spring 2021. Please reach out to your grade level counselor should you have any questions.

Counselors Recognize Outstanding Students for March

Congrats to March Super Staffer

Matthew Zamarron-CTE Tech Ed

Our March Super Staffer, Matthew Zamarron, has been assisting in many areas of KMS and the district lately, helping with groundbreaking pictures. He and his classes built a book drop for one of our district elementary schools. He was also recognized by Kingwood High School for his work with students as well as being our resident drone expert providing high quality footage of KMS from hundreds of yards above campus. Mr. Zamarron is always willing to help out and does it with a smile on his face. His students are always excited and ready to engage when they walk through his door. We want to recognize his dedication to the excellence of KMS and Humble ISD. Thank you for all you do!

Credit By Exam-Summer testing to skip grade level coursework

Click this link to find detailed information on Humble ISD Credit By Exam program, who is eligible, and why you would consider CBE. Deadline for application for Summer exam dates is May 7, 2021. Click the button below for the registration information and forms. Reach out to your grade level counselor for any questions.
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News from KPark Counselors

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Rising 9th grade-KPark Endorsement information for students and parents-please click the links.

8th Grade Student and Parent Welcome to KPHS

ENDORSEMENT PRESENTATION BY KPARK COUNSELING

Dual Credit Summer Academy

Humble ISD offers a Dual Credit Summer Academy in partnership with Lone Star College to allow 8th-12th grade students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit in the summer with free tuition.

Interested in PreACT? Make note of this important date:

Humble ISD will offer the PreACT to ALL interested middle school (6th-8th grade) and high school (9th-10th grade) students on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Students may select either Kingwood or Summer Creek High School as a test site. The cost of the exam is $25, which is payable online; the registration window is January 25 - March 5, 2021. See registration site for more information.

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Learning location changes are no longer being accepted for this school year 2020-21.

The final learning location deadline for changes for virtual learning to in person was March 15, 2021.


Reach out to your grade level counselor if you have any questions.

Looking for information? Check out the counselors virtual office

Autism Awareness-April 2021

A Look Ahead to Mental Health Awareness-May 2021

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KMS Virtual Wellness


Humble ISD Virtual Relaxation Retreat is available here and on our website. KMS counselors are committed to our students social and emotional well-being. Click the link below to see the options for anxiety and stress relievers.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.

Headspace | Meditation | The Hole in the Road
Mindfulness: Youth Voices
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Communication at KMS!

KMS keeps our families informed with the latest updates for all our Cougars. Be watchful for KMS Connect emails, as well as looking on website, Twitter, Facebook, and Schoology.

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Our Comprehensive Counseling Services


A comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of our mission.


Comprehensive school counseling programs are driven by student data and based on the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Program guidelines.


For classroom guidance, counselors visit classrooms multiple times per year to deliver lessons based on the Great 8 skills. Each nine weeks we are focusing on a different Great 8 Skill.

Decision Making

Personal Responsibility

Self-Awareness

Social Awareness


6th grade-Shana Steinke shana.steinke@humbleisd.net

7th grade-Monica Nichols monica.nichols@humbleisd.net

8th grade-Brittani Simon brittani.simon@humbleisd.net


Follow us on Twitter: @counselors_kms

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Free Parenting Education Resources

Anger Management Workshop

Parents-if you feel your student could benefit from additional support with regulating anger emotions, this workshop could provide strategies and support in this area. The link provides the registration for the workshop.
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A Look Ahead...Mark your calendar!

Social & Emotional Learning Series: Social Awareness

April 22 Learn the Great 8 Social Emotional Learning Skills that support the Humble ISD Portrait of a Graduate. This 1 hour session will highlight the key concepts of Social Awareness. Register
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Cougar Counseling Team

Pictured left to right:

Brittani Simon, 8th grade

Monica Nichols, 7th grade

Shana Steinke, 6th grade-Lead