HMS Counseling News

Fall 2017

Forest Brook Middle School

Many of Houston area schools were severely damaged from the storm; some will be completely demolished. Forest Brook Middle School is one of Houston ISD hardest hit campuses. Students and teachers lost their homes and personal belongings. At this time, many of the students need uniforms, supplies and the teachers need gift cards to replenish supplies for their classrooms. We are asking Highland Hawks to donate and help our fellow Texans.

Lions Quest

Character Education Program

What is Lions Quest? Each week HMS students and teachers participate in a Lions Quest lesson and activity. Through these lessons students learn positive social skills to apply in their lives. Below is information from the Lions Quest web site. Please click on the link and find out more information about The Lions organization and Lions Quest.

Since 1917, Lions Clubs International has embraced the dream of its founder, Melvin Jones, and worked for the betterment of local communities and the world at large. Whether responding when disaster strikes, helping the disabled face obstacles and challenges, or providing children with a safe and healthy learning environment, Lions Clubs International members are there to serve.

It is this dedication and commitment to service that has made Lions Clubs International the world’s largest service organization with 1.35 million members in 208 countries and geographic areas.

More than 30 years ago, Lions embraced the idea of comprehensive youth development to help children grow in a positive direction, free from the dangers of drugs and violence and able to make positive decisions. Lions made a commitment to further the development of the Lions Quest program, and continue to support the program financially and with volunteer labor throughout the world.

We are a Renaissance School

We recently sent 30 students to a Renaissance rally to train and learn how to create an environment of respect, recognize, reward, reinforce and produce results. These students will organize a school wide renaissance day that all students will participate and learn together how to change a climate of a school.

For more information click on this link:

HMS Renaissance Day

Monday, Oct. 23rd, 8:30am

1001 East Bailey Boswell Road

Fort Worth, TX

During our annual renaissance day we will write notes to students at Forest Brook Middle School as well as collecting and organizing donations.

Coffee with the Counselors

Our next topic is how to support your teen in making healthy choices.

Tuesday Oct. 31st 7:50-8:20 HMS Library

What should my middle school student do every night at home??

•Read 15 minutes- Some students need to read out loud

•Organize binder ( Binders go home everyday!)

•Study notes

•Check grades

•Finish any incomplete assignment

•Correct papers

•Repack backpack and set in same place for tomorrow

Guidance Lesson

Counselors will be in classrooms this six weeks going over:

  • Career Cruising
  • Community Service hours
  • learning styles
  • goals
  • social media safety
  • reinforcing tips for successful student

College Fair

Oct. 25th @ 6pm-8pm

EMS-ISD Hollenstein Career & Technology Center

The Hollenstein Center is available to all EMS-ISD students their junior and senior year. Tours are available this night for parents and students.

We are taking all 7th and 8th graders for their tour in November


Homework Club Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 in HMS cafeteria

Math Lab Tuesday-Thursday 7:50-8:20 am in room 119

Morning tutorials every day 7:50-8:20 in teacher's classrooms

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