WES Counseling Corner
School Counselors Information
Professional School Counselor (grades: PK, 1, 3, & 5)
Kristin King, M.Ed
Professional School Counselor (grades: KG, 2, & 4)
Best regards to a healthy and prosperous New Year!
SECOND STEP SEL CURRICULUM
CHILD PROTECTION UNIT-WHAT'S COMING UP
• How to use the Ways to Stay Safe to recognize when something is unsafe, report anything unsafe to an adult, and refuse to participate.
• How to always ask a parent or the person in charge first before going somewhere, doing something, or accepting something from someone.
• How to recognize safe, unsafe, and unwanted touches, and how to use the Private Body Parts Rule to identify possible sexual abuse.
• How to refuse and report unsafe or unwanted touches and how to report possible sexual abuse to an adult.
If you do not want your child to participate in the Child Protection Unit lessons, please click on your child's grade below, complete the form, sign, and email/scan or return the bottom portion of the first letter to Mrs. Kroenert (grades 1, 3 and 5) or Mrs. King (grades KG, 2 and 4) before Feb. 5th. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Second Step Home Links
KINDNESS AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS
As mentioned in Mrs. Braun's Newsletter:
In 2018, students from all five Lewisville ISD high schools – Flower Mound, Hebron, Lewisville, Marcus and The Colony – were determined to make kindness normal. That's where it all began. Today, #LISDBeKind continues to play an important role in the district.
Want to be a Kindness Ambassador for our school? Applications are open now until Jan. 20 for students in grades 4-12. Kindness Ambassadors are students who are proven leaders and are known for their kindness and compassion for others. Apply today! https://bit.ly/38e2HHr
Middle School Registration
McKamy Parent WebEx Meeting January 12th
Shadow Ridge Middle School Information
ForestWood MS Information
The counselors from FWMS will be sending a video/presentation to our 5th grade teachers the first week in February, concerning registration procedures/info.
This presentation will be shown in classes either Monday, Feb. 1st or Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Along with the presentation, a registration SMORE link will go out to the 5th grade teachers and the teachers will be getting that info to parents as soon as it arrives. This should also be the first week in February.
The SMORE will have the same FWMS registration presentation link students will see in class and other helpful resource links concerning 6th grade next year.
We know other schools have begun their registration process....but please remember that those schools are not transitioning to a STEM campus, which is exciting and new for everyone involved.
At this time, a “parent night” has not been planned, because the 6th grade presentation and SMORE link you will be getting, the first week in February, has all the information in it that would normally be shared on parent night. After reviewing that, if you still have questions, you are welcome to reach out to us or the FWMS Counselors for additional help and we are happy to do all we can to help you! :)
Finally, within the presentation/SMORE, there will be a form embedded for parents to submit questions that FWMS Counselors will address and update to a FAQ. They are sending everything at the end of this month.
We wanted to let you know not to worry....more info is coming very soon......
2021-22 TRANSFER WINDOW
LISD allows families to request a transfer to a school of choice for the following school year. School to school transfers are not allowed during the year. The first opportunity to request a transfer for the 2021-2022 school year will be from Nov. 18 until Dec. 4 during our Early Fall Transfer Window. You can learn more at https://www.lisd.net/transfer.
Middle School Transfers and SIP
PAWS IN JOBLAND
It's never too late to start thinking about college and career and LISD has a great (and fun) place for students to learn! Try Paws in Jobland!
How to access:
-Learning Hub (Class Link)
-Students use their school log in
-click on PAWS in Job Land (picture of dog paw)
-Access code: TX01804 (if needed)
WES Virtual Counseling Offices
Mrs. Kroenert's Virtual Office: (PK, 1st, 3rd and 5th)
Mrs. King's Virtual Office: (KG, 2nd and 4th)
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
Self-Care Ideas for Parents
Need more ideas on Parent Self-Care?! Check out this site!
What is Self-Care?
Been hearing a lot about self-care lately? Not sure what it is or where to start? HERE is your answer!
Additional Food Resources through the North Texas Food Bank
Family Center Resources Available
Counseling Available Through the LISD Family Center
Counseling provided by
Licensed Mental Health Professionals
and/or Certified School Counselors
Services at No Cost!
See Flyer Below for More Information!
Lewisville Learning Center
1601 S. Edmonds Lane
Lewisville, TX 75067
(469) 948-8680 Office
(972) 350-9476 FAX