Fannin Counseling Services

JANUARY 2022

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Meet your Counseling Team!

Fannin Counseling Services - Our Mission

The mission of the Fannin Middle School Counseling Team is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students’ academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. We can accomplish this through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

Fannin Counseling Services - Our Vision

The vision of the Fannin Middle School Counseling Team is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that will address academic, personal/social, and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

Handprints on Hearts - Mentoring Program

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HANDPRINTS ON HEARTS

In Grand Prairie ISD, school counselors and/or social workers oversee the Handprints on Hearts Mentoring Program at the campus level. Volunteer mentors are paired with a student or a small group of students in various grade levels at each campus. The mentor works to build relationships with the students and to offer encouragement and guidance to help mentee students reach their full potential as students and as individuals.

What is mentoring?

  • The purpose of mentoring students is to help them along their path to becoming thoughtful, engaged, self-aware citizens.
  • Mentoring is about encouragement and inspiration. It is about investing time and energy in other people because other people matter to us.
  • Mentoring is about believing in the unlimited potential of every young person served while allowing them to reach their potential in their own unique time frame.

What are the benefits of mentoring?
Results of successful mentoring relationships showed that students experienced improved achievement rates, improved sociological and emotional support, enhanced skills development as well as greater personal growth.


Students are chosen based on recommendation. If you child was not chose, but you’d like them to be mentored, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Q2 Celebrations: January 14th

High School Pathway Acceptances will be emailed mid-late January

Be Kind Monthly Theme

Be Kind: Be Resilient

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See Something Say Something!


SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!

  • If you see a serious threat on social media, alert someone immediately via the following methods:

    • During school hours: Call the school directly
    • After-hours or emergency: Call 911
    • Call Crime Stoppers 24/7: 972-988-(TIPS)8477
    • Download P3Tips App to your phone or go to www.p3tips.com to submit tips anonymously with picture/file-upload capability.


    More Tips for Parents:

    • Consistently monitor your child’s social media activity.
    • Discuss with your child appropriate vs. inappropriate pictures or messages to post on social media.
    • Always report threatening or inappropriate posts to authorities as opposed to sharing on social media.



Fannin Brag Tags!

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Updated Bell Schedule

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Xello is an engaging, fun-to-use software that students can access online, at school or at home. Students can even access Xello from their mobile devices. Using Xello, students plan their journeys toward the future by creating their very own unique roadmap for future success.

The program is implemented through the GPISD Counseling Services Department at every elementary and secondary campus. The mission of the Counseling Service Department is to guide students from cradle to career, making every student future-ready!

Get started on the journey to becoming future-ready by logging in to Xello. xello.world


Logging in to Xello


Username: Same as logging in to device

Password: Same as logging in to device (LONG PW)

College of the Month

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Texas Christian University


Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,474, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 302 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Its tuition and fees are $51,660.

The campus is about five miles from downtown Fort Worth, a historic area that still has an Old West feel. Students can check out live bull riding shows at Billy Bob’s, a restaurant that is billed as the world’s largest honky-tonk, or catch a rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum. Dallas is about 35 miles away.

Specialties offered

Accounting

Actuarial Science

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Aerospace Studies

African American and Africana Studies

Anthropology

Architectural Lighting Design

Art Education

Art History

Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Asian Studies

Astronomy & Physics

Athletic Training

Biochemistry

Biology

Brass

British Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies

Business Information Systems

Chemistry

Child Development

Chinese

Classical Studies

Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Collaborative Piano

Communication Studies

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Computer Information Technology

Computer Science

Conducting

Counseling and Counselor Education

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Curriculum Studies

Curriculum and Instruction

Dance

Design Studies

Developmental Trauma

Dietetics

Digital Culture and Data Analytics

Early Childhood-6th Grade Education

Earth Systems Science

Economics

Educational Leadership

Educational Studies

Energy MBA

Energy Technology & Management

Engineering

English

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Environmental Science

Executive MBA

Family Nurse Practitioner

Fashion Merchandising

Film, Television and Digital Media

Finance

Finance With Real Estate

Food Management

French

General Business

General Studies

Geography

Geology

German

Global Business

Graphic Design

Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Health & Fitness

Health Care MBA

Health Communication and Media

Health Sciences

History

Human-Animal Relationships

Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Interior Design

International Economics

International Relations

Italian

Journalism

Kinesiology

Latin American Studies

Latinx Studies

Managing People and Organizations

Marketing

Master of Liberal Arts

Mathematics

Middle East Studies

Middle School Education

Military Science

Modern Language Studies

Movement Science

Music

Music Education

Music Theory & Composition

Musicology

Neuroscience

Nurse Anesthesia

Nursing

Nursing Administration & Leadership

Nursing Education

Nutrition

Organ & Church Music

Percussion

Philosophy

Physical Education

Physics

Piano

Piano Pedagogy

Political Science

Post-Master’s DNP

Pre-Health Professions Track

Professional MBA

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Psychology

Ranch Management

Religion

Rhetoric and Composition

Science Education

Secondary Education

Social Work

Sociology

Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology

Strategic Communication

Strings

Studio Art

Supply and Value Chain Management

Sustainability

TCU Teach

Theatre

Urban Studies

Voice

Women & Gender Studies

Woodwinds

WritingYouth Advocacy and Educational Studies

Parents want to follow your child throughout their classes on Canvas?

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http://gpisd.instructure.com/


Canvas from your child's view

https://youtu.be/hKpGuku60s8


How to log in to Canvas- https://youtu.be/_e1Whvbh79s

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How to updated Content Keeper

English Logging into Content Keeper- https://youtu.be/hKpGuku60s8

Spanish Logging into Content Keeper- https://youtu.be/_ecgeHf2ek8

Mental Wellness


Everyone needs someone to talk to. DialCare is standing by.


In addition to the continuing counseling services provided by campus counselors and social workers, Grand Prairie ISD is offering an opportunity for students in 6th through 12th grades to receive virtual counseling services with a trained licensed professional counselor before and after school hours and weekends through DialCare. Counseling is available through the app or on the phone.


Adolescents are often faced with social-emotional challenges that may be difficult for them to handle on their own. Many times, just having the chance to talk through these issues can lead to personal growth and wellness. Actively taking steps to improve one's overall well-being and happiness is a key component of self-care. Self-care plays a vital role in helping adolescents cope with and conquer the challenges of life, especially during these unprecedented times.


This program is easy to use:

• Students can schedule counseling sessions Monday through Friday before or after school hours and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Counseling sessions should not be scheduled during school hours.

• Our mental health professionals will reach out via phone or video chat upon request.

• Consultations are available in both English and Spanish.

How it works:

Step 1: Students can schedule an appointment by app, website or phone: 844-249-4094

When signing in through the website or app, your member ID is your student ID

Step 2: Our mental health professionals will reach out to the student via phone or video chat at the scheduled appointment time.

Step 3: Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.

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December Snaps