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 18-19

College & Career: September 10th - 14th

Christmas in October (Santa Cop): October October 1-12

Red Ribbon Week: October 1-5

Bullying Prevention & Awareness: October 29- November 2

SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) (elementary only): by October 26th

Thanks & Giving (Sharing Life or MSS): November 5-9

#OneYou & #StayHere: Fall 2018

College & Career Week: February 4-8

National School Counseling Week: February 4-8



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.