CE Counselor Newsletter

3rd 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 I'm meeting with each student through individual meetings. This is a special time for students to tell me about themselves, their strengths, and their goals for the future.

Great 8 Skills for Daily Living: Goal-Directed Behavior

A child's initiation of, and persistence in completing, tasks of varying difficulty.

Goal-Directed Behavior Classroom Guidance

Student "I can" Statements:

  • Keep trying when unsuccessful
  • Take steps to achieve goals
  • Try to do her/his best
  • Seek out additional knowledge or information
  • Take an active role in learning
  • Do things independently
  • Ask to take on additional work or responsibilities
  • Show creativity in completing a task
  • Seek out challenging tasks
  • Work hard on projects

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 Goal-Directed Behavior and additional activities you can do at home to build this Great 8 Skill, click here.

No Place for Hate

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Be the Change Week

Great Kindness Challenge

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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?

Getting Ready for Middle School

Autumn Ridge, West Lake, & Woodcreek Middle School Parent Nights

  • Woodcreek Parents (See Flier)

  • WLMS & ARMS Parents

    January 18th at 6 PM West Lake Middle School will be hosting a course planning meeting. This event is open to any current 5th grade parents and students who are planning to attend Autumn Ridge or West Lake middle schools as 6th grade students next year.

    This event will be held in the Gym for social distancing purposes. Please bring your own device to maximize your time with us.

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 Sam Houston State University. Click here to learn more about SHSU and here to take a virtual tour of the campus.

U.S. Armed Forces Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting the Air National Guard. Click here for more information about Careers with the Air Guard.

Community Resources

School Counseling Services

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

Ms. Collins's Contact Information

(281) 641-8807