Crownover Counseling Corner

October Updates

2021-2022 Crownover Counselors

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Growing Strong Hearts and Strong Minds

The Denton ISD Counseling and Social Work Department is committed to supporting and investing in the social and emotional well-being of our students, staff, and community.

Should you need assistance for your child, please reach out to your child's school counselor via e-mail. If mental health concerns are in need of urgent attention, please dial 911.

We Rise by Lifting Others!

We rise by lifting others this is so heart warming ♥️

Need to see a counselor about any academic or social and emotional needs?

In order to provide the best support to our students, families and staff, the counseling department has created a google form for students and parents to use to request to see a counselor. This form can be completed using the link below which is also found in every teachers classroom and on the RCMS counseling page.

Ms. Garza's Tip of the Month


Relationships can be the best part of our day, but they can also be one of the hardest things we deal with when we come to school. From friendships to teachers and classmates, it can be difficult to navigate how to get along with everyone in your life. It’s important to remember that we cannot change people, even when we try our hardest - change happens when an individual decides they are ready to change. We can help motivate them, we can encourage them, we can love them through difficult times, but we cannot force someone to be different. The only thing we can control is our response to the people around us. So whether it’s your best friend that made you mad, or a classmate who won’t let you concentrate, focus on how you choose to respond and make sure that you do so in a way that you would like to be treated if you were in that situation.

Important Dates and Events for October/November 2021

DISD/Crownover Calendar Dates

Friday, October 8th - End of 1st Grading Period (9 Weeks)

October 11th and 12th - Professional Development/No School for Students

October 13th - December 17th - 2nd Grading Period (9 Weeks)

November 16th - 8th Grade PSAT

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break/No School

Crownover Counseling Dates and Events

Wednesday, October 13th - Counselors in 6th grade Study Skills - Peer Conflict

Thursday, October 14th - Suicide Prevention State Mandate

Friday, October 15th - STAMPEDE!

Wednesday, October 20th - College T-Shirt Day

Wednesday, November 10th - Counselors in 6th grade Study Skills - School Links

UIL Eligibility Calendar

October 1 - Student can gain or lose eligibility at the end of the school day

October 8 - End of 1st grading period - All grades must be checked

October 15 - Students can gain or lose eligibility by the end of the school day

October 29 - Three-week grade checks for all ineligible students

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Elementary Developmental Issues

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 6-8pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Secondary Developmental Issues

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Love & Logic

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Decision Making and Problem Solving

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

College and Career Tips

October College Tip - Setting short and long term goals

As adults, we set goals every day at work, home and with family. Goal setting is an important skills for students to learn at an early age to help them prepare for the future. Setting short term goals (ex. I want to make an A on my next Social Studies test) allows students opportunities to set priorities and learn important time management skills. Long term goals (ex. I want to go to Texas Tech to study Business) encourages students to make small steps toward obtaining that goal and helps to focus their mind on their future path.

At home activity:

1. Watch this quick video with your child (

2. Ask your child to think about a goal they can accomplish in one week. It can be related to school, extracurricular activities, their home, their relationships with friends or family, etc. Have them write out that goal on a piece of paper or in a journal. This may be challenging for them, so you may have to help prompt some ideas. When they are done, ask them to write three specific ways they are going to work toward achieving that goal. These answers will be their short-term goals.

3. Next, ask your child to break the page into seven spaces, one for each day that they are going to work on this goal. Tell them that they should have three things in the space for each day – what they did that day to work toward the goal, what was challenging about their progress on it, and what they are proud of themselves for doing.

  • Day 1: (insert day and date here)
  • In order to progress toward my goal, I…
  • The part that was the most challenging for me today was…
  • But I am proud that I…

4. After one week, allow your child to reflect on their experience accomplishing a short-term goal. Discuss with them the following questions:

  • Did you reach your short term goal?
  • What emotions did you feel throughout the week while you were pursuing it? Explain your answer.
  • For those who achieved their goal – What is your next step to achieve another one of the short term goals on your list?
  • For those who did not achieve their goal – What was the biggest roadblock that kept you from achieving it? What can you do to persevere through that tough time?
  • How did this process help you become closer to achieving your long-term goal from the beginning of the lesson? How can a growth mindset and reflection help you to continue on your path?

5. Continue to discuss your child's goals throughout their time in school. Remember goals can change, but if students practice working towards whatever goal they set they will have a successful future!

Student and Parent Resources

Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL DISD Students

In the 2021-2022 school year, ALL DISD students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch, regardless of financial need.

If students are needing additional food and/or resources during school breaks, please contact Ms. Garza ( There are several organizations that help us with ensuring all students have food when needed.

Technology Status and Help

Due to the significant increase in use and dependence on district technology services, this page will provide the latest tech status updates to our families

Self-Help Desk -

If you need additional assistance, please email

Tech Status Link:

Social and Emotional Resources


SEL Activities for Middle/High School Students

We are excited to offer social and emotional learning activities and resources for Middle/High School students to do at home. DISD School Counselors have put together weekly SEL Activities for DISD families to take part in. Click here for more info!

SEL at Home for Parents/Guardians

Welcome! We hope you will consider some ideas on this site to help with your your own social and emotional needs. Click here for more info!