LMS Counseling News Network- CNN

1st edition- 2015

Introduction

Lakeside Counseling Department will have newsletters every grading paper. Expect information regarding counseling activities, educational articles and links to help students and parents have a successful year.


Contents:


  • Character Education
  • Clothe-A-Child fundraiser
  • RAKtivist
  • Upcoming Events- College and Career Week, Red Ribbon Week
  • Online Counselor Request Form

September and October Character Education

For the month of September, we kicked off Character Education at Lakeside. The trait for the month was Kindness. 5th period teachers facilitated discussions about the definition, consequences and emotions of Bullying. Students created an action plan if they witness bullying or is a victim of Bullying. All students agree that Bullying is an epidemic in schools that can be stopped if they decide to be an upstander.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month as well as Positive Attitude Month (ASCA National Education Health Awareness). Our character trait for the month is "Assertiveness" 5th period teachers will facilitate two lessons that involve visualizing a better life and walking in someone else's shoes. For more information on Character Education, contact your child's grade level counselor.

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Clohe-A-Child Fundraiser

The counseling department sponsored Hat Day to help raise funds for Clothe-A-Child. Students paid $1 to wear a hat all day. We were able to raise $74. Clothe-a-Child joins Kohls to provide clothing needs for underprivileged youth in elementary and middle school. If you want to volunteer to help with Clothe-a-Child, click on the following link.

RAKtivist

A group of LMS students have volunteered to become RAKtivists who are inspired by random acts of kindness. These students believe that kindness can really change the world and exemplify this in their day -to- day life and by performing kindness raids each month at Lakeside. For the month of September, each RAKtivist completed the 21 day kindness challenge. The counseling department announced a daily kindness tasks for students to complete. RAKtivist did each tasks and convinced their friends to join in. Next month, RAKtivist will conduct another kindness raid that involves positive gossip.


Students can still become RAKtivist by coming to monthly meetings and signing up on the below website.


Upcoming Events

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 26th, 12am to Friday, Oct. 30th, 12am

400 Lobo Lane

Little Elm, TX

Lakeside Middle School and Colin Powell Center are celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct 26th -Oct 30th. This will be a week full of activities and theme days.


Monday: "Stomp Out Drugs"- Wear cowboy boots

Tuesday: "Put A Cap On Drugs"- Wear a hat

Wednesday: "Team Up Against Drugs"- You and a friend dress alike

Thursday: "Stay Drug Free"-Wear Red

Friday: "Too Bright to do Drugs"- Wear Neon


Did you know...."Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens reporting having these conversations." (http://redribbon.org/about/)

Lakeside Middle School and Colin Powell Center College and Career Fair

Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 8:30-11am

400 Lobo Lane

Little Elm, TX

College and Career Readiness Week is scheduled for November 30th-December 3rd and we need your help to make this a positive learning experience for our students. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in sharing information with our students about their career or about the college that they attended. If you would be interested in helping our students learn about different colleges and careers during the week of November 30th-December 4th please contact Mrs. Bradley (7th grade counselor) or Mrs.Barger (8th grade counselor) at 972-947-9445 or at tjohnson@littleelmisd.net and kbarger@littleelmisd.net


This is a wonderful week to start preparing Lakeside students for their future! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Parents/ Teachers: Below you will find an Online Counseling Form that you can use to contact a counselor. All referrals will be addressed within 24 hours of receiving this form. If an emergency exists please contact the Lakeside front office.