DONALD STEM ACADEMY
October - Counseling Office News
School Counselor Information
Jennifer Mills M.Ed
Professional School Counselor
October Is Upon Us!
Hello there Dolphins! We hope everyone is doing well as October and cooler temperatures have finally come upon us!
I am really enjoying seeing our in-person Dolphins here at Donald and I am also enjoying popping into our virtual learning classrooms to see our Dolphins learning from home!
Please remember that I am here for you. Do not hesitate to give me a call at my direct office line above or send me an email, and I will reply as soon as I am available.
As always, it is an honor to serve as your school counselor!
OCTOBER IS DRUG AWARENESS MONTH & OUR ANNUAL RED RIBBON WEEK
Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.
This year's Red Ribbon Week theme will help amplify the campaign's mission to encourage children, families and communities to live healthy, happy and drug-free lives. It also serves as a reminder that we are all empowered with shaping the communities around us through positivity, bravery and strength. For more information, you can visit the Red Ribbon Website.
During October, all campuses across LISD will be celebrating being drug-free! Below are a few things that we are doing at Donald:
- Weekly Red Ribbon lessons taught the entire month of October in classes.
- Red Ribbon guidance lessons with Mrs. Mills.
- “Ask the Expert” videos for parents (in Oct. newsletter)
- Fun dress up days (see below)
Ask An Expert Video Series
In 2018, LISD launched Ask-an-Expert, a video series aimed at helping parents continue crucial conversations with their children at home. Throughout the year, our counselors share their expertise with you, touching on some of the most important issues our students face today.
Talk, listen, and keep the conversation going. #askLISD
Coping Skills Wheel
Need some ideas to help with anxiety, anger or other strong emotions? Try the Coping Skills Wheel!
Anger and Frustration
Need tips on helping with anger and frustration at home? Try these!
Practice those positive self-talk or growth mindset skills! Here are some pointers for you!
Coping Skills Wheel
Ten Ways To Calm Down
Free, curbside breakfast and lunch meals will be served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 11 am – 12:30 pm at the following locations, and are open to any child age 18 and under. On Monday, meals will be distributed for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, meals will be distributed for Wednesday and Thursday.
- Camey Elementary School
- Huffines Middle School
- Lewisville Elementary School
- Lewisville High School
- Mill Street Elementary School
- Peters Colony Elementary School
- Polser Elementary School
- Rockbrook Elementary School
- Southridge Elementary School
- Stewart’s Creek Elementary School
- Vickery Elementary School
If student is not present at time of pickup at curbside locations, student ID or other qualifying form of identification must be provided.
If you have questions, please reach out to your respective feeder pattern's child nutrition area manager (contact information is available online at www.lisd.net/Page/22802).
Additional Food Resources Through The North Texas Food Bank
October 9 Early Release
October 12 Holiday - No school
November 3rd - Election Day
November 16-20 GenTX (College/Career) Week
November 23-27 Holiday - No school
December 18 Early Release
December 21-Jan 6 No School