SGP Counseling Services

Quarterly Newsletter : Q3 ~ 2022-2023

Mission Statement

We deliver an all-inclusive counseling program that offers every student the opportunity to attain optimal results in academia, supports their social and emotional development, and shepherds them on a path towards college and career exploration.

Vision Statement

To equip students with the tools necessary to navigate an ever-changing global society by fostering their desire to pursue lifelong academic, cultural, social-emotional, and technological awareness that extends far beyond the high school experience.

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Greetings! As we try to stay warm through this winter, plans are well underway to help students prepare for next year and beyond. Please enjoy this edition of our newsletter as we feature information about course scheduling, college and career resources, and resources for our students and parents district wide. Stay warm, Spring is just around the corner!

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SGPH Counseling Presentation for all 9th Grade Students

SGPH counselors are providing classroom presentations to all 9th grade students for freshman chats & registration. In the presentation, counselors cover the core course sequences, graduation requirements, Xello, Dual Credit, GPA, and Four-year planning.

SENIORS: Do you have symptoms of SENIORITIS?

Don’t let this serious illness catch you off-guard! All college acceptances are contingent upon your final GPA. Colleges have the right to revoke admission if the final GPA differs from the GPA at acceptance time. Many students, who have caught senioritis, have been placed on probation prior to enrolling in courses! Start your college years with pride, which means finishing your high school courses with a vengeance!!

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Seniors: How to REQUEST official transcripts on XELLO

Watch the video below and learn how to navigate Xello to request an official transcript.


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EOC Bootcamp

Tuesdays & Thursdays starting Feb 7th- April 20th from 3:00PM-5:00PM.

  • STAAR/EOC English 1 - Tuesday, April 25th - STAAR/EOC English 2 - Wednesday, April 26th

  • STAAR/EOC Biology - Tuesday, May 2nd - STAAR/EOC US History - Wednesday, May 3rd

  • STAAR/EOC Algebra - Tuesday, May 9th

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Saturday Success School

Saturday Success School will involve multiple opportunities for students to STAAR prep, attend HB4545 tutoring sessions or make-up attendance hours. For more information see below:

Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Dates: March 25th - April 29th (6 Saturdays)

-Attendance School: Please contact Assistant Principal, Jimmy Dixon at

-HB4545: Please contact Dean of Instruction, Sara Barlow at

-STAAR Prep: Please contact Assistant Principal, Erika Mcminn at

May Credit Recovery Info for Students:

When: May 1st – 12th


Cost: $20 per half credit (.5) *payment needs to be made in My School Bucks

* Can only regain a maximum of two .5 credits (1 credit total)

*Eligibility: -Must have attended 5 tutorials (per 9 weeks) in the subject you failed (tutorial logs

will be verified).

-Must have a Semester Grade above 60

*For more information about credit recovery contact the Dean of Instruction, Sara Barlow at

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National School Counseling Week: celebrated February 6th-10th, 2023

  • The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.

  • This special week honors school counselors for the important role they play in college and career readiness and in helping students examine their talents, strengths, abilities, and interests.

Students needing a VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

If you need a VOE, please email your student's attendance clerk 48 hours in advance to request the form.

A-ESQ- * , Nikki Gonzalez or Teri Lopez or Miranda Lopez,

ESR-LOO- Miranda Lopez,

LOP - RANNikki Gonzalez,

RAN - Z -Teri Lopez,

See Something! Say Something!

Did you know that you can protect yourself, your classmates and your community from violent and harmful acts…simply by Saying Something. You may not realize it, but these acts of violence are 100% preventable. Students often show warning signs and share information BEFORE they are violent, attempt suicide or make threats. By doing the following 3 steps, you can make a difference in someone’s life.

Look for Warning Signs and threats. Act immediately. Say something BEFORE someone hurts themselves or others. Use the StopIt app to report what you see.

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Student Mental Health

Statistics have shown an increase in student mental health concerns throughout the country over the last two decades, including instances of depression and anxiety among 6-17 year olds. Even more alarming, suicide rates nationwide have also been on the rise. In response to this, on the link below are some tips to help you identify warning signs. Please contact us if have concerns about your child or you are interested in information about local resources.
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Spring Break: March 13th -17th, 2023

This is an awesome opportunity to spend time with family and recharge!

(All GPISD Schools/Offices will be closed)

Final thoughts...

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think" - Albert Einstien

Remember, Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in positive success!!

Please contact your school counselor, if there are topics or resources you would like to see in our upcoming counseling services newsletter prior to this school year ending.

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