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A Message From Mrs. Rodgers

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! This is our year to knock the top off of student success and meet the needs of individual learners. As your school counselor, I will be offering a variety of counseling options for our students through classroom lessons, group counseling and individual counseling.

KISD has purchased Character Counts! district wide. I will be presenting lessons each month and sharing lessons and activities for you to use in your classrooms to support and teach good character and social skills. These lessons will integrate into a variety of subject matter and can be used throughout the year in a variety of ways. If you have any specific skills or concerns come see me so we can find the resources and topics that will most benefit our students and our campus.

Also, as a licensed professional counselor, I am trained in recognizing mental health disorders and am available for student observation, professional consultation, assistance with classroom management and developing interventions to help you meet the needs of students in your classrooms.

This year I will continue to serve Chandler as the §504 Coordinator and the STAAR Test Coordinator. If you have any students that are having behavioral and/or academic difficulties, and you feel they would benefit from classroom or testing accommodations, based on a physical or mental disability or impairment, please come see me, or RtI coordinator Angela Hendrix, so that we can discuss the process.

What is CharacterCounts!?

Click here to learn more about CharacterCounts!

The Importance of Character Education in Schools

Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Chandler Elementary


Counselor Presentations:

Each month I will meet with students to discuss character and social skills in the Multipurpose Room. Lessons will integrate the Six Pillars of Character and be designed to address the currents needs of each grade level.

Tentative Lesson Dates

September 1-3

October 6-8

November 10-12

December 1-3

January 12-14

February 2-4

March 1-3

April 5-7

May 17-19

Group Counseling

School counseling groups will be designed to meet the needs of students in six to eight solution focused sessions designed to improve behavior by changing cognitive patterns.

Individual Counseling

Individual crisis counseling will be offered on a limited basis. Students who need multiple visits will be incorporated into a group after parent permission is obtained.

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Reporting Abuse & Neglect

In Texas, anyone who suspects that a child is being abused or neglected has a legal obligation to report it. Professional reporters are required to report suspicion of abuse or neglect within 48 hours.

A Professional Reporter is anyone licensed or certified by the state or works for an agency or facility licensed or certified by the state and has contact with children as a result of their normal duties. By law, professionals may not delegate their duty to report to another person such as a coworker or family member.

Professional reporters include, but are not limited to:

  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Daycare employees
  • Employees of a clinic or health care facility that provides reproductive services
  • Juvenile probation, detention or correctional officers

It is the responsibility of professionals to report and the responsibility of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate allegations or suspicions of abuse or neglect.

If you suspect a student is being abused or neglected call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. You can also report online at Online reports can take up to 24 hours to process.

Kacy Rodgers, Ma, CSC, LPC

School Counselor

504 & Testing Coordinator

Chandler Elementary School

Kilgore, TX