Elementary Counseling Program

Information about our program, including guidance lessons, groups, character education, theme weeks, and more.  



Character Ed

Character Education is an important piece of our schools and educating the whole child.  A high quality Character Ed program incorporates the following: 

  • Stress positive character traits as outlined in the bill
  • Use integrated teaching strategies 
  • Age appropriate

TEA Character Ed Information

The district requirement is for one teacher led lesson to take place every 6 weeks at the minimum.  The Character Education program may be set by the campus principal or counselor.  Collaborate with your principal to find the right fit for your campus.  Below is a list of resources.  

Character Ed


Character Counts

Leader In Me

Coming soon

Mesquite United/Cultivating Culture


Theme Weeks


Theme Weeks 19-20

September - National Suicide Prevention Month: Theme: The Power of Connection

September 16 - College Night @Eastfield College Gym 5-7pm

September 16-20 - College Week: Theme: BIG Dreams, BIG Goals, BIG Life October

October - National Bullying Prevention Month

October 7-11 - National Bullying Prevention Week

October 7-25 Christmas in October: Fundraiser for Santa Cop

October 23 - Unity Day: Wear Orange - Stand united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion

October 23-31 - Red Ribbon Week: Theme: Send a Message. Stay Drug Free. 

November - Thanks & Giving Month: Fundraiser for Sharing Life and Mesquite Social Services

February 3-7 - College and Career Week: Theme: BIG Dreams, BIG Goals, BIG Life October

February 3-7 - National School Counseling Week

April-National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 5 - Texas Go Blue Day: Wear blue in support of child abuse prevention



Additional Resources

Information & Resources


  • Texas Professional School Counselor certificate requires 200 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every 5 years at renewal.  TEA Website for Renewal

Classroom guidance lessons and resources on this site align with the mandated topics per the state of Texas. These lessons were compiled by Mesquite ISD professional school counselors using multiple resources. Please observe any copyright laws on non-MISD created materials. Please refer to your local ISD for approval of lessons.