September Counselor's Newsletter

Sandy Hook Program Spirit Month- Week of Sept 19-23!!!

Start with Hello

Teaching empathy and empowering students to end social isolation by following three easy steps.


See Someone Alone

Step 1: Learn how to recognize the signs of loneliness and social isolation.


Reach Out And Help

Step 2: Find out what you can do to help others feel included.


Start With Hello

Step 3: Discover how to break the ice and strike up a conversation.

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Mrs. Newcomb, our District Counselor Coordinator, educating our Secondary students from class to class on our Sandy Hook Program. Teaching the importance of recognizing, intervening, and getting help for individuals who may be socially isolated. Empowering our students to look out for each other and make our campus a safe environment.

Start with Hello Week for September 19-23, 2022!!

Each year in September, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Start With Hello Week to celebrate the amazing work of educators, students, and community members in building socially inclusive learning environments for all students.


Secondary Campus Start with Hello Week:


  • Monday Sept. 19th-Green Name Tags/Say Hello
  • Tuesday Sept. 20th-Spread the Good Mood/Grab a Card
  • Wednesday Sept. 21st-"Put yourself in someone else's Shoes"/Trade shoes or Wear crazy shoes or Mismatched shoes.
  • Thursday Sept. 22nd-Conversation Starters @ Lunch
  • Friday Sept. 23rd-Wear Green
Elementary Campus Start with Hello Week:



  • Monday Sept. 19th-Hi's and Hello's: Find someone new and say, "Hello!" Wear Green Today!
  • Tuesday Sept. 20th-Encorage Each Other; Give others positive compliments!!
  • Wednesday Sept. 21st-Lend a Hand; Walk a younger kid to class, pick up trash outside, clean up at lunch, etc.
  • Thursday Sept. 22nd-Spread the love; smile and give someone a hug or a wave!
  • Friday Sept. 23rd-Own it! Make a pledge to always be kind and to look out for others!
What is Start With Hello Week? | Sandy Hook Promise
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Check out our new "Start with Hello" banners that will be hung up around the campuses!!

Important Dates:

Sept 19th- Too Good for Drugs 12 week program begins for our 6th grade boys.

Sept 26th- Texas Tech University Visit


Oct 10th-United States Marines Visit

Oct 12th-PSAT EXAM

Oct 17th-United States Navy Visit

Oct 24th-Texas A&M San Antonio Visit

Oct 24-28th-Red Ribbon Week