ACE Counselor Newsletter

1st Quarter 2021-2022


As your school counselor I will provide a personalized approach to your child's counseling experience. This includes guidance lessons for all students, small group and individual counseling services for students needing support, individual planning through 1:1 individual meetings, and system support where I will partner with teachers and staff, parents, and the broader community to support students in their journey. If you or someone you know could use my help, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am so thankful to be a part of our ACE school family! Click on the image below to learn more about how I can serve you!

School Counseling Services

Counselors are essential educators and mental health professionals in the school system. We are growing graduates by teaching educational, career, personal, and social development at all ages!

1:1 Meetings

I'm excited to share that this year I'm meeting with each student on campus through individual meetings! This is a special time for students to tell me about themselves, their strengths, and their goals for the future!

Great 8 Skills for Daily Living: Optimistic Thinking

In our guidance lessons this year we'll grow in our Great 8 Social & Emotional Learning Skills, especially in the areas of optimistic thinking, self management, goal directed behavior, and relationship skills. A child's attitude of confidence, hopefulness, and positive thinking regarding herself/himself and her/his life situations in the past, present, and future. This quarter we will start with optimistic thinking!

Optimistic Thinking Classroom Guidance

Student "I can" Statements:

  • Carry herself/himself with confidence

  • Say good things about herself/himself

  • Speak about positive things

  • Look forward to classes or activities at school

  • Say good things about his/her classmates

  • Say good things about the future

  • Express high expectations for himself/herself

Great 8 Skills at Home

For more information on Social and Emotional Learning at Home, visit Aperture Education SEL Tips & Tools.

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 25-29

The Red Ribbon became a symbol for drug prevention in 1985, in response to the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Informed Families started the first county-wide Red Ribbon campaign in 1986. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Week® celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families.

Click here for lessons promoting healthy living that you can complete as a family.

Take Time for a Mindful Minute

College, Career, & Life Readiness

Career Exploration

PAWS in Jobland: Use the district access code AK01773.

Students go to the website and click on Jobland. In Jobland, students can choose buildings and careers to explore.

  • What are some of the careers in the building?

  • Did you find any jobs that interest you?

  • If so, what did you like about them? If not, what did you not like about them?

WittyWe: Students can explore different Career Clusters and learn more about the areas that interest them.

College Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting The University of Texas at Austin. Click here to schedule an online tour of the UT campus. To learn more about The University of Texas and what they have to offer, click here.

U.S. Armed Forces Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting the Army National Guard. Click here to explore National Guard career options.

Community Resources

School Counseling Services

If you need to contact the counselor, here's how...

Ms. Capuchina's Contact Information

(281) 641-5707

Twitter @melcapuchina