Taft Counselor Connection

March 2020

Meet Our Staff

Students are assigned to a counselor based on their last name:


Mary Libby, Head Counselor

mary.libby@nisd.net

Brigitte Rauschuber, A-Davir

Brigitte.rauschuber@nisd.net

Tania Santacruz, Davis-Hernandez, J

tania.santacruz@nisd.net

Jorge Garcia, Hernandez, K-Mer

Jorge.garcia@nisd.net

Roxanne Collins, Mes-Ror

Roxanne.collins@nisd.net

Verlyn Gonzales-Hernandez, Ros-Z

Verlyn.gonzales@nisd.net

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Services We Provide

Taft High School follows a guidance and counseling program framework that is

delivered through four components:


Responsive Services-We intervene with or on behalf of those students whose personal circumstance, concerns, or problems are threatening to interfere with or are interfering with their healthy personal, social, career and /or educational development.


Individual Planning-Students are guided in planning, monitoring and managing their own educational, career, personal and social development.


Guidance Curriculum-We provide skill-based lessons and units designed to help all students develop competence in essential life skills.


System Support-Describes management activities which assure the delivery of a high quality guidance program, and service which indirectly benefit students by supporting other programs.



Counselors provide skill based lessons designed to help all students. Lessons focus on 4 essential skill goals:


· Intrapersonal Effectiveness

· Interpersonal Effectiveness

· Post Secondary Planning and Career Readiness

· Personal Health and Safety

Career Center

The Taft High School Career Center is available to all students and can help with:


* Scholarships

* College Admission Requirements

* FAFSA

* SAT/ACT Registration & Prep

* Volunteer/Community Service

* Military


Contact Elaine Torres at elaine.torres@nisd


Click on the link below for more information

Upcoming Events

March 9th-13th-SPRING BREAK

April 7th-English 1 STAAR

April 8th-English 2 STAAR

April 28th-SAT for all juniors

May 5th-Algebra 1 STAAR

May 6th-US History STARR

May 7th-Biology STAAR

June 8th-Taft Graduation

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Khan Academy

Improve your SAT scores with free practice exams from the Khan Academy website. Click on the video below to for an overview of the SAT practice.

Self Help Section

Resiliency is our ability to bounce back from stressful and overwhelming situations. It is important to develop skills to protect ourselves and maintain balance in our lives. Check out the tips below :)
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Try these APPS

Playing SuperBetter helps build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges.


MoodGYM is based on cognitive behavior and interpersonal therapy, it consists of five modules, which help you to explore:
- Why you feel the way you do
- Changing the way you think
- Knowing what makes you upset
- Assertiveness and interpersonal skills training

Parent Corner

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