Welcome to the HEB-ISD Elementary Counseling Department web page.
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD currently has 19 elementary campuses and 20 counselors.
Elementary Counseling Mission Statement:
The mission of the Elementary Counselors is to advocate for students .
Elementary Counseling Goals:
1. All Elementary Counselors will provide developmental guidance and/ or counseling to students to enhance personal, social, educational, and career development during the year.
2. All Elementary Counselors will communicate and/or coordinate information about available resources to parents throughout the year.
3. All Elementary Counselors will provide information, consultation, training, and support services to campus staff.
Elementary counselors work with students, parents, teachers and administrators to help make your child's school experience a success. Character Trait development is a large part of the counselor's job. The district's "Guiding Principles of Exceptional Character" cover respect, responsibility, honesty, compassion, courage, perseverance, self-control, commitment, initiative, cooperation. The counselors and schools work together to develop these qualities in all children to help make them good citizens. Counselors also encourage and use the philosophy of the "40 Developmental Assets". The more Assets a child develops as they grow, the more successful they become as an adult. An elementary counselor newsletter goes out monthly with information about the "Assets", character traits, parenting tips, social skills and much more. Student success depends on home and school working together to build "Good Citizens for Tomorrow".
For more information about the Elementary Counseling Department contact:
Carla Docken - Coordinator of Counseling, Guidance, and Student Services (817) 399-2064
Guiding Principles of Exceptional Character
HEB ISD Character Traits of the Month
Caring Begins at Home
One family decided to show an elderly widow that they cared about her by cleaning up her yard and planting flowers. The five children were so excited about the idea, they told their friends. On the day of the project, 15 kids showed up to help. The parents had to ask neighbors to help drive everyone to the woman's home. After completing the project, the young people decided to start what they called the Kids Care Club and began planning their next event. This time, 25 kids showed up. They packed bag lunches (and decorated them) for a soup kitchen. Since then, the Kids Care Club has been a model for other families, neighborhoods, communities, congregations, and schools. You can start your own Kids Care Club...register with the National Kids Care Clubs, 975 Boston Post Rd., Darien, CT 06820.
(reprinted with permission from Search Institute from Ideas for Parents, Newsletter #33) www.searchinstitute.org .
Start a chain reaction today...show you care!!!