ESC 18 Counselor Updates

December 8, 2022

Dear Counselors and Counselor Leaders,

Wishing you a fun-filled holiday season. May your holiday celebrations sparkle with precious moments of laughter, love, and goodwill.

Thank you for all that you do!

Please reach out if I can help you find resources or if I can help support you!


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Upcoming Events

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The Rural Route LSSSCA Virtual Conference

The Rural Route: 2023 Virtual Conference, Saturday, February 04, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Location: Virtual

ABC Summit

Review the Presentations from the 6th ABC Summit.

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Counselor's Corner, Guidance

Positive Reinforcement Winter Themed Charts for Elementary

The days leading up to Winter Break can be challenging for the students and teacher. Share this free resource from Counselor Chelsey. This works best when students are a part of the decision making process regarding the rewards they will earn, and for which behaviors.

Healthy Coping Skills Scoot Game for Elementary

Students will differentiate between healthy and unhealthy coping skills. The small group will help students learn what a healthy coping skill is and which coping skills will work for them with little to no prep, source Counselor Chelsey.
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Social Emotional Resources

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Mental Health Resources

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School Safety

Title IV, Part A School Safety State Dec. Newsletter

Please forward this newsletter on to anyone at your district/campus that has need of school safety, wellness, and/or mental health related topics.

TEA News

TEA School Counseling Website

See "Related Content" menu on right side.

Stephanie Learner, TEA Counselor Support Program Manager

My Role:

▪ Serve as primary point of contact for Texas school counselors

▪ Develop school counseling resources and conduct trainings

▪ Support the strong implementation of a comprehensive counseling program

Contact Information:

▪ Contact:

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College, Career, Military - Are You Ready?

Application Season: Free Resources for ALL

College application season is upon us and TxCAN shares resources to make this season a little bit easier. Make sure to share, save, and bookmark!


MapMyGrad is an online tool developed by education experts to help students, families, and schools learn more about the Texas Grad Plan and how it works on their individual high school campus.

PK-5th Grade: When I Grow Up Curriculum

As a teacher, you are dedicated to helping prepare the children of our community to have bright futures. Workforce Solutions shares your desire to help students become vital assets to our community as they grow into adulthood.
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Need to update your Counselor Authorization on Apply Texas?

Please email me:

Mary Groomer

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How Can Region 18 Serve You?

Need Direct Services, Consultation, or Specialized PD? Please fill out this form.

2023 School Counseling Summer/Fall Needs

Please fill out this short survey to let us know how we can better serve you!

Have a question or would like a consultation? Please give me a call or email me.

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