WPE Counselor Newsletter

2nd Quarter 2021-2022

School Counseling Services

Counselors are essential educators and mental health professionals in the school system. We are growing graduates by teaching educational, career, personal, and social development at all ages!

Personalized Counseling continues for students! Remember, this year each student will participate in individual meetings with their school counselor. This is a special time for students to tell us about themselves, their strengths, and their goals for the future.

Great 8 Skills for Daily Living: Self-Management

A child's success in controlling his or her emotions and behaviors, to complete a task or succeed in a new or challenging situation.

Self-Management Classroom Guidance

Student "I can" Statements:

  • Pay attention

  • Wait for her/his turn

  • Focus on a task despite a problem or distraction

  • Act comfortable in a new situation

  • Perform the steps of a task in order

  • Think before he/she acts

  • Pass up something he/she wants, or do something he/she did not like, to get something better in the future

  • Accept another choice when his/her first choice was unavailable

  • Adjust well to changes in plans

  • Work hard on projects

  • Adjust well when going from one setting to another

Great 8 Skills at Home

For more information on Social and Emotional Learning at Home, visit Aperture Education Parent Portal and SEL Tips & Tools. To learn more about Self-Management and additional activities you can do at home to build this Great 8 Skill, click here.

No Place for Hate

This quarter we're inviting students and families to sign our Resolution of Respect and be a part of our community of kindness.

Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon became a symbol for drug prevention in 1985, in response to the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Informed Families started the first county-wide Red Ribbon campaign in 1986. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Week® celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families.

Click here for lessons promoting healthy living that you can complete as a family.

World Kindness Day

Take Time for a Mindful Minute

College, Career, & Life Readiness

Career Exploration

PAWS in Jobland: Use the district access code AK01773.

Students go to the website and click on Jobland. In Jobland, students can choose buildings and careers to explore.

  • What are some of the careers in the building?

  • Did you find any jobs that interest you?

  • If so, what did you like about them? If not, what did you not like about them?

WittyWe: Students can explore different Career Clusters and learn more about the areas that interest them.

Are You Ready for College?

College Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting Texas Southern University. Click here to learn more about TSU and take a virtual tour of the campus.

U.S. Armed Forces Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting the United States Marine Corp. Click here to learn more about the Marines.

Community Resources

School Counseling Services

English Small Group Counseling Form

The purpose of small groups is to bring students with similar needs or concerns together to share, problem solve, and connect with their peers to enhance their social and emotional development.

If you need to contact the counselor, here's now......

Ms. Dabney and Ms. Corpus's Contact Information

(281) 641-2507