Keeping up with the Counselors

Timberwood Middle School

2020-2021 - 4th Quarter Edition

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In an effort to give all of the students at Timberwood Middle School personal opportunities to check-in with their counselor, counselors conduct 1-on-1 individual meetings with students twice a year. Below are some benefits we see in meeting with each student. We will be meeting with students for the second time this year starting soon!

1. Allows counselors to make meaningful, individual connections with each student.

2. The meetings are an easy, school-wide screening tool to help address student needs as they pertain to our counseling domains of: Academic/Career and Personal/Social.

3. Help to assist students in planning for life beyond high school, to become college and career ready.

4. Through this tool, the counselors also give the students the opportunity to express celebrations, concerns, and needs.

Dual Credit Summer Academy

Humble ISD offers a Dual Credit Summer Academy in partnership with Lone Star College to allow 8th-12th grade students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit in the summer with free tuition. Students receive credit on their transcripts if they earn a C or higher in a course. This year, the Dual Credit Summer Academy will be online.

Dates: June 7 to July 13, 2021

Course Registration: March 29 - April 30

Instructional Platform: Online

Costs: Tuition is waived, except for PHED. Fees for summer courses must be paid in full to Lone Star College by the student via LSC iStar. Scholarships will be available to qualifying students.

Registration: March 29 - April 30 | Students should first contact their school counselor to process the Exceptional Admission form needed to register (must meet eligibility via ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT or TSI). Then go to to register.

TSI Testing: Lone Star College has a test score requirement for new students. Any student who has not yet met college-ready testing requirements may take the TSI test online from home. To test from home, the student must have access to a computer with a camera for live proctoring services. Students school counselors can assist parents in getting students set up to take the TSI test if needed.

Transcripts: At the conclusion of a course after grades are posted, students will need to send their Lone Star College-Kingwood transcript to their high school registrar so that grades can be added to their high school transcript.

Weekly Counselor Check-In for Virtual Learners

6th Grade - Talk about it Tuesday - every Tuesday, 10am-10:30am

7th Grade - Brunch Bunch (10:30am-11am); Lunch Bunch (1:30pm-2pm) - every Thursday

8th Grade - Chit Chat Friday's - every Friday, 11am-11:45am

*All Zoom links can be found through the grade level Schoology page.*

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Strengthening Partnerships through Education

The Humble ISD Parent University Program was created to strengthen and engage families for our 21st Century learners. In 2017, the Humble ISD family developed a series of competencies, Portrait of a Graduate, as a part of our strategic vision for our students. Parent U aligns with this vision through empowering families and community friends to help students build academic success.

Parent University utilizes Eventbrite for online registrations. You will need to create a free account to register for any of the workshops. Upcoming Workshops:

Looking for Information?

TMS's Virtual Mindfulness Room

When you're stressed out and need a break, visit the Virtual Mindfulness Room the TMS counselors have created. Click on the objects to be taken to different activities or information.

Timberwood's Comprehensive School Counseling Program

A comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of the school’s mission. Comprehensive school counseling programs are driven by student data and based on the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Program guidelines.

Guidance - Counselors visit classrooms 4 times per year to deliver lessons based on the Great 8 skills

Responsive Services - Individual and small group counseling support

Individual Planning - 504, course selection process, behavior plans, goal setting, etc...

System Support - Support to TMS staff and Parents: newsletters, website information, College Corner, Training's for Staff, Mentoring Program for Students, Open House, Community Outreach, School Counseling Advisory Council, and much MORE!

Referrals to See the Counselor

All students have access to the counselor through whole group guidance. In addition to guidance lessons, some students visit with the counselor in small group counseling sessions. Individual students may self-refer to the counselor by filling out a Request to see the Counselor form in their grade level office or emailing their counselor. Parents may also refer by emailing or calling their students grade level counselor.

Credit By Exams

Humble ISD offers Credit by Exams two times during the year for certain courses for students to gain credit for a course they have no prior instruction on.

For more information contact your grade level counselor or visit the Humble ISD Counseling and Behavioral Services website.

Important Dates

March 8-12 - March CBE window

March 29-31 - Outgoing 8th grade parents can approve course plans in Naviance

April 2 - School Holiday

April 19-23 - First Verification Sheet sent home and due

May 17-21 - 2nd and Final Verification Sheet send home and due

May 28 - Last Day of School

The TMS Counselors