Elementary Counseling Program
Information about our program, including guidance lessons, groups, character education, theme weeks, and more.
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
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.
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
- Texas Professional School Counselor certificate requires 200 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every 5 years at renewal. TEA Website for Renewal
- Professional insurance is recommended for all school counselors. Many professional organizations (ASCA, TCA) offer discounted insurance. Other example insurance providers: ATPE for school counselors HPSO for school counselors & LPC/LMFT
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.