The Quest for Crest
Recently, the Straus Counseling Department was honored with the CREST Award. The CREST Award is Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST). It is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and awarded to school counseling programs that meet CREST requirements.
CREST recognizes exemplary programs in Texas based on the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling as adopted by TEA in 2018. The award indicates campus and counselor leadership and advocacy for serving students and the school community. Our campus was one of 37 schools in Northside to earn this award
Course Request Changes for Next Year
If you are wanting to make a change for your child who will going to high school, please contact the high school to make a change.
March 10: Mega Food Bank, 9 - 10:30 a.m., Gus Stadium
March 10: National Social & Emotional Learning Day
March 12: Daylight Saving Time (turn clocks ahead 1 hour)
March 13-17: Spring Break (schools/offices closed)
March 25: Los Leones Student Arts Festival, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Marshall HS
Mega Food Bank Distribution
Friday, March 10th, 9am
7001 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX
This month's guidance lesson will focus on how to manage stress. Students will be rotating through different stations where they will learn about the physical signs of stress, how stress impacts the brain and techniques for dealing with stress.
Our focus in 7th grade will be on positive self-talk. We will discuss the difference between positive and negative self-talk and how our self-talk impacts self-esteem. Students will gain a better understanding of how they can combat automatic negative thoughts and create a strength stone with a positive message.
Our 8th grade students will be learning about what it means to be resilient. Students will do a self-paced lesson where they work through a playlist of different activities designed to give them an understanding of what it means to be resilient. Students will walk away with a Crayon Resist Art Creation to take home as a reminder of the lesson.
Parent Pointers: Supporting Teens as They Pull Away
All parents go through this! You may even question how to maneuver through this change in their priorities and how to support them as they grow apart from you. The following article from Natural High gives great parent advice on how to support your child as they start to pull away. Please read the full article for more information, Supporting Teens as They Pull Away
Leigh Davis-Head Counselor