Rudder Counselor Connection
Your Rudder Counselors
Mrs. Duval, Mrs. Vasquez and Mr. Geraci
Your Rudder Counselors (from left to right)
Mrs. Katrina DuVal - 6th grade
Mr. Michael Geraci - 7th grade
Social Emotional Learning moves across the Rudder campus.
The counseling department won a $5,000.00 Northside Education Foundation Innovation grant to support social and emotional learning tool-kits for each teacher on campus!
One of our focuses was to present to the staff the importance of supporting the "whole child" and the role that social emotional learning plays on our campus and in our classrooms each and every day. Rudder counselors and Northside ISD believe this work is a collaborative campus effort, where everyone has a role and responsibility in supporting the healthy emotional development of all our students. Pictured are the items each teacher received to support and promote an SEL environment in their classroom.
Learn the warning signs: Friends sometimes let friends know if they are thinking about suicide or dying. Other times, changes in behavior may show that someone is struggling.
Listen with empathy and provide support: A fight or breakup might not seem like a big deal, but for a young person it can feel immense. Sympathize and listen. Minimizing what your child or friend is going through can increase his or her sense of hopelessness.
Don’t keep suicide a secret: If your friend is considering suicide, don’t promise to keep it a secret. Tell him or her you can help, but you need to involve other people, like a trusted adult. Neither of you have to face this alone.
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE CALENDAR
- Intrapersonal Effectiveness: students have a positive self-concept; use effective executive functioning skills and; behave appropriately to situations and environments.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: student interact effectively with diverse populations; use effective and appropriate communication skills; recognize personal boundaries, individual rights and privacy needs of others; use effective conflict resolution skills and; develop healthy relationships.
- Post Secondary Planning and Career Readiness: students are motivated to succeed in personal endeavors; demonstrate career exploration skills; students possess the knowledge and skills to gather information for postsecondary and career planning; demonstrate awareness of the importance of postsecondary education; understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home & in the community.
- Personal Health and Safety: students incorporate wellness practices into daily living; demonstrate resiliency and positive coping skills; possess assertiveness skills necessary for personal protection
A Message from our New Parent/Community Liaison
Hi, I am Bernice Zamora (our students know me as Ms. Z) and I am delighted to serve your family and our community! I can assist with any community and family support services you may be interested in. Please feel free to connect with me for anything I can help with. I look forward to working with your student (s) and family!
A couple of resources that are available:
O: (210) 397-5038
Office Location: C103 (next to the nurse's station)
ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO JOIN OUR NEW CLUB!
COPING SKILL HIGHLIGHT
Character Counts Awards!
The Six Pillars of Character are the core ethical values of CHARACTER COUNTS! These values were identified by a nonpartisan, secular group of youth development experts in 1992 as core ethical values that transcend cultural, religious, and socioeconomic differences.
During this first marking period, teachers will be looking for students who are demonstrating the Pillars of Trustworthiness and Respect.
RED RIBBON SPIRIT WEEK! - Oct 25-29
Home Access Center
The Home Access Center (HAC) allows parents to register students, complete data verification, access report cards, and track attendance.
(Your username is your email address and your password is the temporary password you received by email. You will be required to change it the first time you log in.)