Crownover Counseling Corner

September Updates

2021-2022 Crownover Counselors

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Growing Strong Hearts and Strong Minds

The Denton ISD Counseling and Social Work Department is committed to supporting and investing in the social and emotional well-being of our students, staff, and community.

Should you need assistance for your child, please reach out to your child's school counselor via e-mail. If mental health concerns are in need of urgent attention, please dial 911.

Need to see a counselor about any academic or social and emotional needs?

In order to provide the best support to our students, families and staff, the counseling department has created a google form for students and parents to use to request to see a counselor. This form can be completed using the link below which is also found in every teachers classroom and on the RCMS counseling page.

Ms. Garza's Tip of the Month

Focus on the GOOD!

We did it! We made it through the first two weeks of school. Y’all. That is an accomplishment to be proud of, especially with all of the changes we’ve had so far. I know we are all feeling a little tired already, and I want to make sure you know that’s normal. There’s so much to worry about in the world, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. That’s why this month’s tip is to focus on the good things that happen every day, even if they’re small. Maybe it’s that someone made you laugh in class or the cafeteria served your favorite lunch. It’s important to remember that things are never all good or all bad. We have bad days and good days. But even on those bad days, there’s usually something good that happened too. Focus on those things, it’ll make a difference in how you see everything else that happens that day.

Important Dates and Events for September/October 2021

DISD Calendar Dates

Thursday, August 12 - Friday, October 8th - 1st Grading Period (9 Weeks)

Monday, September 6th - Labor Day Holiday/No School

October 11th and 12th - Professional Development/No School for Students

October 13 - December 17 - 2nd Grading Period (9 Weeks)

Crownover Counseling Dates and Events

Monday, September 13th - NORTEX College Fair at Golden Triangle Mall - 6:30-8:30

Wednesday, September 1st - Bullying Prevention State Mandate

Wednesday, October 20th - Suicide Prevention State Mandate

UIL Eligibility Calendar

September 24 - Mandatory eligibility check required after 6 weeks of school

October 1 - Student can gain or lose eligibility at the end of the school day

October 8 - End of 1st grading period - All grades must be checked

October 15 - Students can gain or lose eligibility by the end of the school day

October 29 - Three-week grade checks for all ineligible students

NORTEX College Fair

Monday, Sep. 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

2201 South Interstate 35

Denton, TX

Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities from Texas and around the country will provide admissions, financial aid, housing, scholarship and other information at this year's NorTex College Fair.

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Understanding Developmental Stages

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Improving Communication

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Conflict Resolution

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

DISD Parent and Student Engagement Classes

Thursday, Sep. 30th, 6-7pm

815 Cross Timber Street

Denton, TX

TOPIC: Anxiety and Depression

All classes are held at Fred Moore High School

College and Career Tips

September College Tip - Know your interests, skills and goals

You might think middle school is too early to start planning for college and your future career. However according to Pearson, "Research shows that college and career readiness is multifaceted and that students will have a better chance of success of we start them on the pathway well before they begin high school." (Kobrin, 2014).

Middle school college and career readiness is all about exploration. What skills do I have? What are my interests and hobbies? What short term and long term goals do I want to set for myself? Thinking through these questions can help middle school students on their journey to college and career readiness.

At home activity:

Allowing one to two minutes, ask your child to write down all the words they can think of to describe themselves and their daily life. This can include any interests, hobbies, activities they participate in, their family order, etc. When they finish have them choose their top three from the list. Lastly, have them choose one and discuss with them why they consider it the best of the list. Ask them if they think the adult version of themselves would answer with the same top choices, then have them explain their answer. Help them understand that our life experiences will shape our lives not only in the present, but also in the future and then have them finish the following sentences:

  • I see myself going...
  • I want to have...
  • I want to be involved in...
  • I want to help my community by...

Starting these conversations early with your student will help them begin to draw a path to success. It will encourage them to consider what activities they should become involved with, which classes to take in high school and what their post-secondary plans will look like.

Student and Parent Resources

Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL DISD Students

In the 2021-2022 school year, ALL DISD students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch, regardless of financial need.

If students are needing additional food and/or resources during school breaks, please contact Ms. Garza ( There are several organizations that help us with ensuring all students have food when needed.

Technology Status and Help

Due to the significant increase in use and dependence on district technology services, this page will provide the latest tech status updates to our families

Self-Help Desk -

If you need additional assistance, please email

Tech Status Link:

Social and Emotional Resources


SEL Activities for Middle/High School Students

We are excited to offer social and emotional learning activities and resources for Middle/High School students to do at home. DISD School Counselors have put together weekly SEL Activities for DISD families to take part in. Click here for more info!

SEL at Home for Parents/Guardians

Welcome! We hope you will consider some ideas on this site to help with your your own social and emotional needs. Click here for more info!