WMS Counselor Newsletter

Quarter 2 - October/November 2020

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Greeting From The WMS Counselors

It has been a great start to the school year and we are happy to provide individual counseling support for our students both face to face and virtually. We will send out quarterly newsletters to keep you informed about the activities of the Counseling Program this school year and encourage students to get involved and get connected with their Counselor. We are looking forward to a fantastic school year!


A comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of our 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 staff and Parents: newsletters, website information, College Corner, Trainings for Staff, Mentoring Program for Students, Open House, Community Outreach, School Counseling Advisory Council, and much MORE!


Please know that we are always here to assist you. Seeing one another face to face is ideal, and working with students directly is the best part of our job! That said, we are prepared to start seeing students in-person who are in need of emotional and social support. All students are welcomed to come in to visit with a counselor throughout the school day.

Upcoming Counseling Activities

Make A WMS Staff Shoutout

Fill out the short form below to let a WMS Staff member (or several) know that they are appreciated for all of their hard work! Fill out the form as many times as you like!
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Counselor Hallway Check-In Days

This year each counselor will be available in the hallways to have individual counselor meetings with students. We will check-in with students about how they are doing academically, socially and emotionally. We look forward to meeting with you soon!



Counselor Hallway Schedule

Tuesday - Mrs. Reyna

Wednesday - Mrs. Cavazos

Thursday - Ms. Watkins

Friday - Mrs. Bradley

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October Naviance Meeting With The WMS Counselors

The Counseling Department will meet with all WMS students in October for a guidance lesson through RELA classes. We will discuss colleges, careers and navigate through Naviance.



6th Grade Naviance Lessons - Week of October 19th-23rd

Introductory lesson on school safety, when to see how counselor, and naviance MS transition survey: Students indicate their thoughts and feelings about entering middle school


7th Grade Naviance Lessons - Week of October 19th-23rd

Everyone has a different way to describe themselves and what they like to do. This week, 7th grade students will take a survey through Naviance, that allows them to rate activities they enjoy, their personal qualities, and school subjects they favor. After, students will be able to personalize career clusters and individual careers that match for their interests. (All data will be saved in Naviance for parent observation)


8th Grade Naviance Lessons - Week of October 12th-16th

Students complete the Career Key Assessment to determine their most dominant personality types; students favorite at least 3 careers of interest based on their results; students map their careers of interest to their endorsements.

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New Kids On The Block - Party on the Patio

All new WMS students are invited to come out to attend a party on the patio on November 4th. Students will have the opportunity to make new friends, meet individually with their counselor, enjoy a snack on the patio and write thank you notes.
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1st Nine Week Honor Roll Breakfast Celebrations

The WMS Counseling Department will host a 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll Breakfast on October 29th. We are very proud of each one of you. Keep up the great work!!
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Red Ribbon Week

The Counseling Department has partnered with WMS Student Council to put together a fun week to help our students understand the importance of being DRUG FREE.
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Announcements

Thursday Late Arrival Days - Zoom Schedule

Late arrival starts soon


Virtual teachers are still be available via zoom on Thursday late arrival days. Be sure to refer to the schedule below to know when your teachers will be available online.

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Humble ISD Parent University

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 below.
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Social Emotions Support

Tips for Managing Behaviors for at Home Learning

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This month's theme: New Ways November

Covid is restricting our lives, but we can find new ways to keep making progress. Trying out new things can actually boost our well-being. When we open up to new ideas, it helps us stay curious and engaged. It can also bring a sense of accomplishment and help to boost our self-confidence and resilience. There are so many ways to learn new things and this month we're encouraging everyone to find new and creative ways to overcome our frustrating situations.
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