Fannin Counseling Services

November 2020

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Meet your Counseling Team!

Fannin Counseling Services - Our Mission

The mission of the Fannin Middle School Counseling Team is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students’ academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. We can accomplish this through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

Fannin Counseling Services - Our Vision

The vision of the Fannin Middle School Counseling Team is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that will address academic, personal/social, and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

Handprints on Hearts - Mentoring Program

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In Grand Prairie ISD, school counselors and/or social workers oversee the Handprints on Hearts Mentoring Program at the campus level. Volunteer mentors are paired with a student or a small group of students in various grade levels at each campus. The mentor works to build relationships with the students and to offer encouragement and guidance to help mentee students reach their full potential as students and as individuals.

What is mentoring?

  • The purpose of mentoring students is to help them along their path to becoming thoughtful, engaged, self-aware citizens.
  • Mentoring is about encouragement and inspiration. It is about investing time and energy in other people because other people matter to us.
  • Mentoring is about believing in the unlimited potential of every young person served while allowing them to reach their potential in their own unique time frame.

What are the benefits of mentoring?
Results of successful mentoring relationships showed that students experienced improved achievement rates, improved sociological and emotional support, enhanced skills development as well as greater personal growth.

Students are chosen based on recommendation. If you child was not chose, but you’d like them to be mentored, please contact us.

Social Emotional Learning Corner

#BeKind Monthly Theme

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Be Kind: For Your Future

Upcoming Events

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Fannin Brag Tags!

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Items Available @ the Fannin Store

Click on the link to view current items students can purchase with their brag tags.

Updated Bell Schedule

Lunch time will be different than during all Virtual.

If your child is a virtual learner, their 4th or 5th period teacher will dismiss them for their 30 minute lunch break.

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Xello is an engaging, fun-to-use software that students can access online, at school or at home. Students can even access Xello from their mobile devices. Using Xello, students plan their journeys toward the future by creating their very own unique roadmap for future success.

The program is implemented through the GPISD Counseling Services Department at every elementary and secondary campus. The mission of the Counseling Service Department is to guide students from cradle to career, making every student future-ready!

Get started on the journey to becoming future-ready by logging in to Xello.

Logging in to Xello

Username: GP-Student ID Number (no spaces)

Password: fllllmmdd

  • f: first letter of the first name
  • llll: first four letters of the last name
  • mm: the month of birth
  • dd: day of birth

College of the Month

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Baylor University

Baylor University, or simply Baylor, is a private Baptist research university in Waco, Texas. Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas. Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Upon the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's 1,000-acre (400-hectare) campus is Earth's largest Baptist University.

Specialties offered



American Studies


Apparel Design & Product Development

Apparel Merchandising

Applied Mathematics

Applied Music


Arabic and Middle East Studies


Art History

Asian Studies



Aviation Administration

Aviation Sciences




Business Administration

Business Fellows


Child and Family Studies


Choral Music

Church Music

Civic Interfaith Studies


Clinical Laboratory Science


Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Specialist

Computer Science

Computer Science Fellows

Corporate Communication

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice


Data Science

Earth Science


Education - Elementary Education

Education - Middle Grade English, Language Arts, and Reading

Education - Middle Grade Mathematics

Education - Middle Grade Science

Education - Middle Grade Social Studies

Education - Secondary Business

Education - Secondary English, Language Arts, and Reading

Education - Secondary Life Science

Education - Secondary Mathematics

Education - Secondary Physical Sciences

Education - Secondary Social Studies

Education - Spanish All Level

Education - Special Education

Education Certification - Deaf Education

Education Certification - English as a Second Language

Education Certification - Gifted & Talented

Education Certification - Music Education

Education Certification - Physical Education

Education Concentration for Biology Majors

Education Concentration for Health Science Studies Majors

Education Concentration for History Majors

Education Concentration for Math Majors

Educational Psychology

Electrical and Computer Engineering



Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Environmental Health Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies

Exercise Physiology

Film and Digital Media


Forensic Science


General Family & Consumer Sciences





Great Texts of the Western Tradition


Greek and Roman Studies

Health Science Studies

Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies


Human Resource Management

Informal Education

Instrumental Music

Interior Design

International Business

International Studies





Latin American Studies

Leadership in Medicine

Leadership Studies

Legal Reasoning and Analysis



Management Information Systems



Mechanical Engineering

Media Management

Medical Humanities

Middle East Studies

Military Studies

Museum Studies


Music Composition

Music History and Literature

Music Theory





Outdoor Education & Leadership




Piano Pedagogy

Political Science

Poverty Studies and Social Justice




Pre-Occupational Therapy



Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant


Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Professional Selling

Professional Writing and Rhetoric


Public Health

Public Relations


Recreation Ministry


Rhetoric and Public Discourse

Risk Management and Insurance


Science Research Fellows

Sign Language Interpreting

Slavic and East European Studies

Social Work




Studio Art

Supply Chain Management

Theatre Arts

Theatre Design and Technology

Theatre Performance

University Scholars

Women's and Gender Studies

World Affairs

Parents want to follow your child throughout their classes on Canvas?

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Canvas from your child's view

How to log in to Canvas-

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How to updated Content Keeper

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Spanish Logging into Content Keeper-

Mental Wellness

Everyone needs someone to talk to. DialCare is standing by.

In addition to the continuing counseling services provided by campus counselors and social workers, Grand Prairie ISD is offering an opportunity for students in 6th through 12th grades to receive virtual counseling services with a trained licensed professional counselor before and after school hours and weekends through DialCare. Counseling is available through the app or on the phone.

Adolescents are often faced with social-emotional challenges that may be difficult for them to handle on their own. Many times, just having the chance to talk through these issues can lead to personal growth and wellness. Actively taking steps to improve one's overall well-being and happiness is a key component of self-care. Self-care plays a vital role in helping adolescents cope with and conquer the challenges of life, especially during these unprecedented times.

This program is easy to use:

• Students can schedule counseling sessions Monday through Friday before or after school hours and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Counseling sessions should not be scheduled during school hours.

• Our mental health professionals will reach out via phone or video chat upon request.

• Consultations are available in both English and Spanish.

How it works:

Step 1: Students can schedule an appointment by app, website or phone: 844-249-4094

When signing in through the website or app, your member ID is your student ID

Step 2: Our mental health professionals will reach out to the student via phone or video chat at the scheduled appointment time.

Step 3: Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.

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