Connally Counseling Department

2021-2022 School Year

Our Mission.

John B. Connally Middle School Counseling and Guidance Department believes in fostering a community of lifetime learners. In partnership with parents, teachers, administration, and the community, counselors work with students to achieve educational, career, personal, and social development for students.

Guidance Curriculum


Throughout the school year, the counselors will focus on delivering lessons and activities that focus on these four skill goals. These are skills that focus on topics dealing with self-esteem and responsible behavior. They include helping to develop a positive self-concept, self-improvement, managing the demands of school, your social life, and family, and taking responsibility for your actions.

Connally Counseling Howdy Visits Bulletin Board

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Boundaries: Interpersonal Skills Bulletin Board

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Individual Planning

New Student Registration

Students new to Northside ISD can now enroll online using NISD Powerschool Registration. You can enroll your student in the current year by clicking on the Link below.​

The student must be enrolled by the person(s) listed on the student's birth certificate, a guardian assigned by the legal system or approved by the NISD Office of Student Advocacy and School Choice (SASC). *** Step-parents/Grandparents may not enroll a student.

Items required for enrollment include:

  1. Proof of residence in the Connally Middle School attendance zone.
  2. Must be a utility/cable bill or landline phone bill for the current or previous month. We will also accept a lease agreement or closing statement on a new home.
  3. If living with another family in the Connally MS area, a notarized “Affidavit of Residence" must be provided. In addition, the homeowner must accompany the parent to registration and provide proof of residence as described above and a photo ID.
  4. Immunization records.
  5. Copy of student’s certified birth certificate.
  6. Withdrawal form from previous school, if enrolling during the school year.
  7. Report card or unofficial transcript if enrolling during the summer.
  8. Copy of student’s social security card.

**OPTIONAL: If receiving special education or 504 services, please bring most recent IEP/ARD or 504 records. Additional documents may be required by the school's Attendance Secretary.

Responsive Services

The purpose of responsive services is to support you in your time of need. Responsive services may also include talking with teachers, parents, and others who can assist with problematic issues. Remember - when talking to any adult at school, the rules of confidentiality apply. This means that anything you say will remain confidential unless you mention things about...

- harm to yourself

- harm to other people

- sexual contact / pregnancy

- threats to school safety

- information requested by a lawyer

If you would like to speak with a counselor, you may contact us using the link below.

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System Support

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The Six Pillars of Character® are the core ethical values of the CHARACTER COUNTS program and help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making schools a safe environment for students to learn.

TRUSTWORTHINESS (August 23rd - October 1st)

  • Be honest in communications and actions.
  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal.
  • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do.
  • Have the courage to do the right thing.
  • Build a good reputation.
  • Be loyal to your values.
  • Keep your promises.

RESPECT (October 4th - November 12th)

  • Treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule.
  • Be accepting of differences.
  • Use good manners, not bad language.
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others.
  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone.
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.

RESPONSIBILITY (November 15th - January 14th)

  • Do what you are supposed to do.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Be diligent.
  • Persevere.
  • Do your best.
  • Use self-control.
  • Be self-disciplined.
  • Think before you act.
  • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes.
  • Set a good example for others.
  • Choose a positive attitude.
  • Make healthy choices.

FAIRNESS (January 17th - February 25th)

  • Play by the rules.
  • Take turns and share.
  • Be open-minded; listen to others.
  • Don’t take advantage of others.
  • Don’t blame others carelessly.
  • Treat all people fairly.

CARING (February 28th - April 14th)

  • Be kind.
  • Be compassionate and show you care.
  • Show empathy.
  • Express gratitude.
  • Forgive others and show mercy.
  • Help people in need.
  • Be charitable and altruistic.

CITIZENSHIP (April 18th - May 27th)

  • Do your share to make your home, school, community, and world better.
  • Cooperate.
  • Get involved in community affairs.
  • Stay informed; vote.
  • Be a good neighbor.
  • Make choices that protect the safety and rights of others.
  • Protect the environment.
  • Volunteer.
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October 2021

National Bully Prevention Awareness Month

1 - 2nd Progress Reports Go Out

4- National Blue Shirt Day (Wear a blue shirt to support standing up against bullying)

8- Decision of Respect Signing Day (sign our pledge to respect)

12- Guidance Lesson #2: 8th Grade Interpersonal Skills/Responsible Behavior/Anti-Bullying

(Mr. Nash's Classes)

12- PTA Meeting: Counselors Reviewing Counseling program and resources

13- Guidance Lesson #2: 8th Grade Interpersonal Skills/Responsible Behavior/Anti-Bullying

(Mr. McKnight's Classes)

14- Guidance Lesson #2: 6th Grade Interpersonal Skills/Responsible Behavior/Anti-Bullying

(Ms. Hanner and Mr. Price's Classes)

18-21- Digital Citizenship Week

20- Guidance Lesson #2: 7th Grade Interpersonal Skills/Responsible Behavior/Anti-Bullying

(Ms. Clendenin's Classes)

21- Guidance Lesson #2: 7th Grade Interpersonal Skills/Responsible Behavior/Anti-Bullying

(Mr. Gloden's Classes)

25-29- Red Ribbon Week

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September 2021

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

6 - No School : Labor Day Holiday

13 - Progress Reports Go Out

14 - PTA Meeting @ 5:30pm in the Cafeteria

22 - Connally Pep-Rally

24 - Kona Ice after School


10 - Prep Day (9am to 1pm) and (2pm to 6pm)

17 - Meet the Teacher (5pm to 7:30pm)

23 - First Day of School (Coyotes Reunited)

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