MARCH 2018

What does an Elementary School Counselor do?

My name is Stacy Whisman. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow academically, socially, and emotionally. As the school counselor, I am available to help you with any problems that might interfere with your child's learning. These problems may be academic concerns, such as study skills, motivation, or lack of organization. These concerns could also be social, such as lack of friends, insecurity, or not getting along. Personal or family problems can also cause worry and anxiety. My main goal is for the students to feel secure and safe. Students need to feel that they are cared about at school on a day to day basis, and all of our staff works toward this goal. If there is any way that I can help your child, please feel free to call.

Once again this year students can refer themselves for counseling in a unique way. There is a QR code in every classroom for students to be able to scan to let me know they need to check in with me. Once I have received notification that they would like to chat, I reach out to their teacher to find a time that works best in their day. Here is a link to the google form:

Classroom Guidance

Lessons are taught to each homeroom class 2 times each month. Guidance lessons are created using themes/ideas from Rachel's Challenge, Life Skills, and Portrait of a Graduate. Although theme will be consistent among grade levels, actual lessons will be age appropriate.

November Lesson Highlights:

  • I can be a Collaborative Worker.

    • Appreciating Diversity

    • Decision Making, Communication

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5th Grade Parents:

Important dates for 5th grade moving to 6th grade.

Courses offered in Middle Schools

Current Program of Studies

AVID Application

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SAVE THE DATE: Rachel's Challenge Rally April 21, 2018 @ Colleyville Heritage High School

2018 Theme for Rachel's

Challenge Rally:

Choose Kindness

Rachel's Challenge Rally and Community Fair is April 21, 2018 at

Colleyville Heritage High School

Join us for a morning of fun, celebrations and healthy choices.

5K will begin at 7:00 AM

Community Fair is 8:00-11:00

Students and GCISD employees may participate in the 5K for FREE! This is due to our wonderful sponsors:

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Career Day 2018 at OC Taylor

Tiger Families! Get ready for another fabulous Career Day here at OC Taylor! Our date will be May 23, 2018! We hope to have many of our wonderful parents come to school to talk about their careers! Sign up today to be a Career Day speaker or give this sign up to someone you know that would like to come speak for Career Day.