Counselor's Corner: Harris M.S.

Harris Hawk Headlines & Highlights October 2020

Harris Counseling Services through Canvas

The Harris Counseling Department will be utilizing Canvas to share guidance lessons and important information to our students.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Holding classes amid a virus can be really scary to children and can put stress on them as well as parents. During these challenging times, we need to continue to provide stability and reassurance to our little ones. When you are talking to your kids about a pandemic, follow their cues. It is best to reassure them while providing factual, age-appropriate information in addition to steps on how to avoid the spread of infection. Click on the link below for tips on talking to your children.

Some Positive Thoughts for Emotional Health

G/T Nomination Window is Open

Nominations to test students for Gifted and Talented will run through October 30th. Please email Mrs. Quintanilla at with the student's full name, grade level, and school ID number.

Gifted and Talented Characteristics

The Gifted & Talented program at Harris Middle School seeks to find students who are highly able and advanced. We will accept nominations for testing for the program this school year. Please take a minute to look at the list below and see if your child or student does these things most or all of the time:

  • Wants to know about many things
  • Asks "Why?" all the time
  • Is interested in things that other children his/her age are not usually interested in
  • Makes up games, songs, or puzzles
  • Learns new things very quickly or easily.
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September 15th- October 15th National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. During this month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners, share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.

October's IB Learner Profile Is Principled

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Counseling Department

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