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School Counseling Program Structure

Counselors in Humble ISD follow the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in Texas public schools, which is an integral part of the total educational program. Through a systematic and planned program, school counselors apply specialized knowledge and skills to provide developmentally appropriate support and interventions for all students. The Texas Education Code (§33.005) specifies that “a school counselor shall work with the school faculty and staff, students, parents, and the community to plan, implement, and evaluate a developmental guidance and counseling program.” Furthermore, the school counselor shall design the school counseling program to include the following four components:

Individual Planning “to guide a student as the student plans, monitors, and manages the student’s own educational, career, personal, and social development;”

Guidance Curriculum “to help students develop their full educational potential, including the student's interests and career objectives;”

Responsive Services “to intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk;”

System Support “to support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community in promoting the educational, career, personal, and social development of students.

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In an effort to reach every student at Ross Sterling Middle School, counselors are taking a personalized approach to counseling. Each student will have the opportunity to check- in with their counselor two times this school year and we are elated to be apart of our student's village.

  • Students and counselors will be able to gain a more meaningful relationship as it relates to their social-emotional learning.
  • Students will be given the opportunity for their voices to be heard and create and share their goals for the school year.
  • Help to assist in planning for high school, college/ careers, and their lives as productive citizens.
  • Counselors will be able to gain first hand knowledge of students needs as it pertains to their personal, social, and academic plans.
  • Students will also have an opportunity to share their thoughts, celebrations, milestones, etc. as we continue to get better everyday.

This partnership is designed to give Humble ISD students a unique approach to meeting their personal goals, career pathways, and setting them up for success.

All students have access to the counselor through whole group guidance and personalized counseling. Some students will be invited to participate in small group counseling sessions as well. Students and parents are encouraged to use the referral forms to speak with their counselor about specific issues and are also able to access the referral forms in their grade level office.
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Second Quarter Great 8 Skill: Personal Responsibility

The Guidance Curriculum in Humble ISD provides all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level through systematic delivery of the guidance curriculum in classrooms and/or small groups. In order to promote and enhance the learning program and in accordance with Texas and national standards, the guidance curriculum addresses the areas of personal/social, academic, and career development.

Humble ISD counselors teach The Great 8: Skills for Daily Life. From the information and knowledge acquired through the awareness phase, students develop the skills to identify the responsibilities and behaviors appropriate to functioning effectively in each of the environments.

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Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges, careers, and post-high school plans.

Throughout the year students will engage in lessons and complete activities via Naviance.

  • 6th Grade: Set a CCMR Goal, and Complete the Career Interest Profiler
  • 7th Grade: Set a CCMR Goal and Select courses for course selection that align with their CCMR goals.
  • 8th Grade: Set a CCMR Goal, High School Endorsement Survey, and select courses for course selection that align with their CCMR goals.

Bullying Prevention Month

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Make a CHOICE to be KIND, ACCEPT others, and be INCLUSIVE


This year, all of Humble ISD campuses will participate in anti-bullying and anti-bias activities, promoting a culture and climate of respect, safety, and inclusivity! Ross Sterling is establishing a coalition of students, staff, and community members to assist in planning and implementing school wide activities. If you would like to join please reach out to Ms. Flowers and you will be welcomed to be apart of our team.
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8th Grade News and Updates

8th Grade Trip to Humble High School

All 8th Grade students will be hosted by Humble High School staff on November 16, 2022. Students will have an opportunity to tour the campus, see courses and program offerings, and meet top students on campus for a Q & A session.

Humble High School Parent Night

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For the 2022-23 school year, the dates for Humble district TSIA2 Saturday administrations are:

  • October 15, 2022 - Kingwood High School
  • November 5, 2022 - Kingwood Park High School
  • December 3, 2022 - Humble High School & Summer Creek High School
  • January 28, 2023 - Sconzo Early College High School
  • February 18, 2023 - Humble High School
  • March 25, 2023 - Summer Creek High School
  • April 15, 2023 - Atascocita High School

Students from the hosting campus will be allowed to register approximately two weeks prior to the administration, and students from the rest of the district will be allowed to register for any remaining spots about one week prior to the administration. To sign up use the Humble ISD TSIA2 Registration Form. The same form/link will be utilized for each administration. Once all available spots are filled, the form will be made inactive until registration begins for the following administration date.

Students take TSIA2 tests on a computer and results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam. For more information, you can visit the College Board website.

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Advanced Academics Information

PSAT, AP, Dual Credit, G/T, AVID...with all the advanced learning opportunities available in the district, which options are best for your student?

Listen to the new Advanced Learning Podcast where they discuss anything and everything related to advanced learning in Humble ISD in less time than it takes you to get from home to school or work.

The Advanced Learning Podcast is available on all podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts and new episodes are released every two weeks.

Have an idea for a topic you want discussed? Reach out to and your idea may be featured as a podcast topic!

High School Endorsement Highlights

We are highlighting CTE monthly! View the videos below to see all that is offered in Humble ISD and speak with your child about their options! All 8th grade students are choosing their Endorsement and are preparing to meet with high school Counselors in January!
Humble ISD CTE Human Services
Humble ISD CTE Health Science
Humble ISD CTE Criminal Justice
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Free and Reduced Lunch

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Houston Food Bank Backpack Buddy Program

Humble ISD has partnered with the Houston Backpack Buddy Program to offer students assistance each week with a sack of food.

Here is how the program works:

  • There is no charge for the food sacks to the parent or students(s).
  • Every Friday afternoon at the school your student attends, your child will receive a sack full of nutritious food for the weekend. The food sacks are distributed as discreetly as possible and generally contain enough food to serve one child per weekend.
  • Texas Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) products comprise a large percentage of the food sacks that are distributed to the Backpack Buddy participants.
  • The Houston Food Bank welcomes any family who is in need of this assistance. If you would like your student to participate please contact your child's grade level counselor or campus social worker.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline