DWE Counselor Newsletter

3rd Quarter 2022-2023

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!
In Humble ISD, we believe in a personalized approach to counseling. Each elementary student will receive one individual meeting each year with their counselor. In these meetings, students will explore their goals and aspirations, and discuss the options for their personal path in Humble ISD. Additionally, counselors will be working with students and teachers in the classroom to provide additional avenues for student success. This partnership gives Humble ISD students a unique approach to meeting their personal goals, career pathways, and setting them up for success.

Great 8 Skills for Daily Living: Self-Awareness

A child's realistic understanding of her/his strengths and limitations and consistent desire for self-improvement.

Self-Awareness Classroom Guidance

Student "I can" Statements:

  • Make accurate statements about events in my life

  • Teach another person to do something

  • Ask questions to clarify what I did not understand

  • Show an awareness of my personal strengths

  • Ask somebody for feedback

  • Describe how I was feeling

  • Give an opinion when asked

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

No Place for Hate

Be the Change Week: January 16-20

This quarter ALL students at Deerwood will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge during Be the Change Week, January 16-20th. During this week, students will be challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible, along with participating in kindness activities that encourage a school climate that is respectful, inclusive, compassionate, accepting, and kind.

Monday: School Closed. Help a family member with a household chore.

Tuesday: ALL Belong! Sit with someone new at lunch.

Wednesday: ALL Learn! Help a friend learn a new skill.

Thursday: ALL Lead! Take initiative by cleaning up around campus.

Friday: Show us your dolphin FLIPS! Share a smile with others as you walk around campus.

Take Time for a Mindful Minute

College, Career, & Military 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?

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College and Technical School Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Law, Public Safety, & Corrections Career Cluster

US Armed Forces Spotlight

Credit by Exam

Community Resources

School Counseling Services

Parent Referral for Small Group Counseling

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 how......

Ms. Mays' Contact Information

(281) 641-2207


Twitter: @DWECounselor