Connally Counseling Department

2022-2023 School Year

Our Mission.

John B. Connally Middle School Counseling and Guidance Department believes in fostering a community of lifetime learners. In partnership with parents, teachers, administration, and the community, counselors work with students to achieve educational, career, personal, and social development for students.

Guidance Curriculum


Throughout the school year, the counselors focus on delivering lessons and activities that focus on four skill goals: Interpersonal Effectiveness, Post-secondary Planning and Career Readiness, Intrapersonal Effectiveness, and Personal Health and Safety. These are skills that focus on topics dealing with self-esteem and responsible behavior. They include helping to develop a positive self-concept, self-improvement, managing the demands of school, your social life, and family, and taking responsibility for your actions. These lesson are delivered through core classes to make sure all students are included in the lesson.

Individual Planning

New Student Registration

Students new to Northside ISD can now enroll online using NISD Powerschool Registration. You can enroll your student in the current year by clicking on the Link below.​

The student must be enrolled by the person(s) listed on the student's birth certificate, a guardian assigned by the legal system or approved by the NISD Office of Student Advocacy and School Choice (SASC). *** Step-parents/Grandparents may not enroll a student.

Items required for enrollment include:

  1. Proof of residence in the Connally Middle School attendance zone.
  2. Must be a utility/cable bill or landline phone bill for the current or previous month. We will also accept a lease agreement or closing statement on a new home.
  3. If living with another family in the Connally MS area, a notarized “Affidavit of Residence" must be provided. In addition, the homeowner must accompany the parent to registration and provide proof of residence as described above and a photo ID.
  4. Immunization records.
  5. Copy of student’s certified birth certificate.
  6. Withdrawal form from previous school, if enrolling during the school year.
  7. Report card or unofficial transcript if enrolling during the summer.
  8. Copy of student’s social security card.

**OPTIONAL: If receiving special education or 504 services, please bring most recent IEP/ARD or 504 records. Additional documents may be required by the school's Attendance Secretary.

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Responsive Services

The purpose of responsive services is to support you in your time of need. Responsive services may also include talking with teachers, parents, and others who can assist with problematic issues. Remember - when talking to any adult at school, the rules of confidentiality apply. This means that anything you say will remain confidential unless you mention things about...

- harm to yourself

- harm to other people

- sexual contact / pregnancy

- threats to school safety

- information requested by a lawyer

If you would like to speak with a counselor, you may contact us using the link below.

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Community Resources

This website has a variety of resources available in the community.

Please feel free to search for assistance.

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System Support

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The Six Pillars of Character® are the core ethical values of the CHARACTER COUNTS program and help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making schools a safe environment for students to learn.
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June 2023

Student's Last Day of School

May 2023

Graduating Senior Walk
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Connally Award Ceremony Night

Memorial Day

April 2023

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Purple Up for Military Kids (Wear Purple)
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March 2023

  • Do your share to make your home, school, and community better
  • Cooperate
  • Stay
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Make choices that protect the safety and rights of others
  • Protect the environment

February 2023

  • Play by the rules
  • Take turns and share
  • Be open-minded. Listen to others
  • Don’t take advantage of others

National School Counselors Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week

January 2023

  • Do what you are supposed to do...try your best
  • Persevere...keep on trying
  • Be self-disciplined
  • Think before you act...consider the consequences
  • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes
Guidance Lesson #4: College and Career Readiness & Post-Secondary Planning
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

No Name Calling Week

Flyer created by one of our athletes: Ryelie Davis

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Posters created by our female athletes.

December 2022

Inclusive Schools Week
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: Winter Break

November 2022

  • show care and concern for others
  • be kind and considerate even when others are not
  • help find a way to help others
  • show concern for others' well–being
  • act compassionately and with empathy
  • be willing to show mercy and forgiveness
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Students Participating in Caring Kahoot

10: High School Parent Presentation Night
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Guidance Lesson #3: Personal Health and Safety
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Don't put your future in Jeopardy!

Nov. 1 - Dec. 16th

14-18: GenTX Week...but first, HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!
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Our latest additions to our high school hall of fame!

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Ms. Canales

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Ms. Coronado

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Ms. Moreno

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Ms. Madrigal

17-18: Elementary Transition to Connally Middle School Tours
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Demonstrating our Pillar of Character for Caring are the Girl's Athletics with pie !!!

Thank you so much!!!

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Thanksgiving Break
29: Middle School Transition Night
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October 2022

  • Be honest...don’t deceive, cheat, or steal
  • Have what you say you’ll do
  • Keep your promises
  • Be loyal...stand by your values
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Guidance Lesson #2: Intrapersonal Effectiveness
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I'm Not Just a Scribble

3-28: Interpersonal Effectiveness

3: Blue Up Day (Wear Blue)
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Decision of Respect

(Wear yellow and sign our decision at Lunch time)

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17- 21:
Digital Citizenship Week

Red Ribbon Week
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Marking Period #1 A and A/B Honor Roll Students!!!!

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September 2022

  • Treat others with respect and 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
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5: Labor Day
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6: Open House (6th grade 5-6:30, 7th/8th grade 6:30-8)
Open House Presentation

21: Club Rush (7:30- 8:30 in the Main Hallway, sign up for various clubs)

August 2022

11: Prep Day (9am to 12pm) and (1pm to 5pm)
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22: First Day of School (Welcome Back Coyotes)
Guidance Lesson #1: Howdy Visits
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29: Spanish Placement Test (Speak to Mr. Rocha)