FMS Counseling Services

NOVEMEBER 2021

Meet your 2021-2022 Counseling Services Team

Our Mission

The mission of the Fannin Middle School Counseling Team is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students’ academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. We can accomplish this through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

Our Vision

The vision of the Fannin Middle School Counseling Team is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that will address academic, personal/social, and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

Upcoming Events

KINDNESS DAY: NOVEMBER 12TH

THANKSGIVING BREAK: NOVEMBER 22-26

Be Kind Monthly Theme

BE KIND: TO YOUR FUTURE

FMS Bell Schedule

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Fannin Brag Tags

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Handprints on heart

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In Grand Prairie ISD, school counselors and/or social workers oversee the Handprints on Hearts Mentoring Program at the campus level. Volunteer mentors are paired with a student or a small group of students in various grade levels at each campus. The mentor works to build relationships with the students and to offer encouragement and guidance to help mentee students reach their full potential as students and as individuals.

What is mentoring?

  • The purpose of mentoring students is to help them along their path to becoming thoughtful, engaged, self-aware citizens.
  • Mentoring is about encouragement and inspiration. It is about investing time and energy in other people because other people matter to us.
  • Mentoring is about believing in the unlimited potential of every young person served while allowing them to reach their potential in their own unique time frame.

What are the benefits of mentoring?
Results of successful mentoring relationships showed that students experienced improved achievement rates, improved sociological and emotional support, enhanced skills development as well as greater personal growth.


Students are chosen based on recommendation. If you child was not chose, but you’d like them to be mentored, please contact us.

Xello

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Xello is an engaging, fun-to-use software that students can access online, at school or at home. Students can even access Xello from their mobile devices. Using Xello, students plan their journeys toward the future by creating their very own unique roadmap for future success.

The program is implemented through the GPISD Counseling Services Department at every elementary and secondary campus. The mission of the Counseling Service Department is to guide students from cradle to career, making every student future-ready!

Get started on the journey to becoming future-ready by logging in to Xello.


https://auth.xello.world/SAML/Student/d2046896-095a-4acd-919e-28dca02b9564


Login: just like you do when logging into Office365 (staff and students)

Canvas

Canvas Site

http://gpisd.instructure.com/


Canvas from your child's view

https://youtu.be/hKpGuku60s8


How to log in to Canvas- https://youtu.be/_e1Whvbh79s

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Updating Content Keeper

English Logging into Content Keeper- https://youtu.be/hKpGuku60s8

Spanish Logging into Content Keeper- https://youtu.be/_ecgeHf2ek8

University of the Month

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Texas Tech University

Texas Tech is a national research university that sits under the bright blue skies of West Texas. We are a public school, with more than 33,000 students pursuing over 150 degree programs in 10 colleges, including an Honors College, graduate school and law school. We are the only institution in Texas with graduate, law and medical schools located with our main undergraduate campus facilitating research and the pursuit of advanced degrees. Texas Tech prides itself in maintaining the feeling of a smaller liberal arts institution. Whether you are interested in fine arts, engineering, business, or the medical field you will find a reason to call Texas Tech home.


Specialties offered

Architecture

Business, management, and marketing

Computer and information sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering technologies/technicians

Health professions and related sciences

Liberal arts, sciences and humanities

Mathematics and statistics

Natural resources and conservation

Political science and government

Psychology

Visual and performing arts

Mental Wellness

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Everyone needs someone to talk to. DialCare is standing by.


In addition to the continuing counseling services provided by campus counselors and social workers, Grand Prairie ISD is offering an opportunity for students in 6th through 12th grades to receive virtual counseling services with a trained licensed professional counselor before and after school hours and weekends through DialCare. Counseling is available through the app or on the phone.


Adolescents are often faced with social-emotional challenges that may be difficult for them to handle on their own. Many times, just having the chance to talk through these issues can lead to personal growth and wellness. Actively taking steps to improve one's overall well-being and happiness is a key component of self-care. Self-care plays a vital role in helping adolescents cope with and conquer the challenges of life, especially during these unprecedented times.


This program is easy to use:

• Students can schedule counseling sessions Monday through Friday before or after school hours and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Counseling sessions should not be scheduled during school hours.

• Our mental health professionals will reach out via phone or video chat upon request.

• Consultations are available in both English and Spanish.

How it works:

Step 1: Students can schedule an appointment by app, website or phone: 844-249-4094

When signing in through the website or app, your member ID is your student ID

Step 2: Our mental health professionals will reach out to the student via phone or video chat at the scheduled appointment time.

Step 3: Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.