Developing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
To identify the programs and services that would meet the needs of our students, a data analysis of behavior, attendance, and academic records from last year were collected to assist in the development of a comprehensive school counseling program along with needs assessments. Topics for the monthly classroom lesson plans and small groups were identified from the data analysis.
School Counseling Curriculum
"The school counseling core curriculum consists of a planned, written instructional program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in nature, and developmental in design." (ASCA, 2012, p. 85).
Attendance. Coming to school every day AND arriving to school on time cannot be over-emphasized. Studies have indicated that chronic absences have a negative impact on learning. Students miss important instruction time and lag academically when they are chronically absent. If a student is sick (fever of 101 or higher) he/she should not come to school. Several activities and reward incentives will be implemented throughout the school year to encourage students to come to school every day.
I have intentionally left last year's attendance information on this page.
While attendance remains a priority for students, we are encouraging students to stay home if they feel sick. Extra precaution should be taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, in 2021-22, we will implement attendance rewards and activities again.
September is National Attendance Awareness Month. Schools across the country are participating in activities to encourage the habit of not only coming to school every day, but also arriving to school on time.
Attendance Spirit Week is September 9-13, 2019.
Monday - Cape Day (Wear your favorite cape)
You are "capable" to come to school on time every day!
Tuesday - Incredibles or wear red
It's "incredible" how much we learn when we come to school every day!
Wednesday - Superheroes
Save the day by scheduling appointments after school!
Thursday - Joker or wear green or purple
Missing school is no joke!
Friday - College Sports Day (College colors)
Building Strong Attendance habits from elementary to college makes you a superhero!
October 26-30,2020 - National Red Ribbon Week
Monday - Love Yourself. Be Drug Free! (wear red)
Tuesday - Don't let Drugs pollute your mind! (Wear Green)
Wednesday - These Paws Don't Touch Drugs! (Wear MCE Spirit Wear)
Thursday - Sporting the Drug Free Lifestyle. (Wear your favorite sports team colors.)
Friday - Kids with strong character say "no" to drugs. (Dress as your favorite storybook character. Please follow school dress code.)
Second Step Program
The Harris County School Board approved the purchase of the Second Step Program. THANK YOU! This program was selected based upon school data (disciple referrals, counseling referrals and teacher needs assessments). The effectiveness of this program is well-documented in published studies for the past 20 years.
Second Step teaches students strategies to manage their emotions, and in the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills. Using the Second Step curriculum has been shown to decrease problem behaviors, and it’s designed to promote school success, self-regulation, and a sense of safety and support. This program will be used during classroom lessons for students in first through fourth grade and in small group counseling. Classroom lessons for PK and Kindergarten were created with a developmental approach using multiple resources.
STEAM Career Day - March 26, 2021
This date is tentative due to COVID-19. Career exploration activities are provided through classroom instruction prior to our annual STEAM Career Fair.
Dream Makers Career Photos - TBA
What is your child's career choice? Fireman? Doctor? Judge? Veterinarian? DreamMaker Kids will be here to take career photos of students. They will supply the career outfits and backdrop for the perfect photo. Order forms will be sent home prior to picture day.