Laredo ISD Counseling Department is here to help
If you or someone you know has been the victim of harassment, cyberbullying, discrimination, dating violence or any other kind of bullying, please say something. Report the incident to your principal, assistant principal, counselor, school resource officer or other trusted adult.
Laredo ISD believes that a safe and civil environment is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. We realize having a safe and welcoming school climate is a prerequisite to learning. Bullying, harassment and other aggressive behaviors is conduct that disrupts both a student’s ability to learn and a schools ability to educate its students in a safe environment. Demonstration of appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate bullying or harassment is expected by staff and students alike. It’s our goal to produce an environment where all students feel safe and are confident in achieving success in school.
The School Counselors:
School counselors offer services designed to increase student wellness, improve academic performance, and increase participation in postsecondary education. School counselors support students in their academic, career, and social-emotional development. They help students achieve success in school, pursue post-secondary opportunities, and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. As described in Texas Education Code (TEC) §33.005 and §33.006, a school counselor works with school faculty and staff, students, parents, and the community to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP). The school’s CSCP includes the following four components:
Through a guidance curriculum, a school counselor guides students in developing their full educational potential and serves as a critical Tier I support for all students. This curriculum helps students develop competencies that align with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The guidance curriculum is delivered systematically by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators. The curriculum includes K-12 classroom lessons and group activities.
Individual Student Planning
Through the responsive services component, school counselors intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk. This can include preventive, remedial, or crisis situations. Responsive services are implemented through individual or small-group counseling, as well as through crisis response.
Through Individual Student Planning, a school counselor guides each student in planning, monitoring, and managing their educational, career, personal, and social development. To achieve this, school counselors work with other educational professionals to implement systemic activities that guide students in creating future goals and plans.
System support is the foundation of the comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP). School counselors plan, organize, implement, manage, and evaluate their school counseling program to increase efficiency and efficacy. In addition, school counselors coordinate with providers in the broad network of interrelated services offered in the school, district, and community to ensure individual student needs are met.
School Counselors provide the following services to students and parents:
Presentations to students, staff, and parents on the following topics:
Character Education : Six Pillars of Character help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making schools a safe environment for students to learn.
Be honest. Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal.
Have integrity. Do what you say you’ll do.
Keep your promises.
Be loyal. Stand by your values.
Follow the Golden Rule.
Be accepting of differences.
Be courteous to others.
Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.
Be considerate of others’ feelings.
Do what you are supposed to do. Try your best.
Persevere. Keep on trying.
Think before you act. Consider the consequences.
Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes.
Play by the rules.
Take turns and share.
Be open-minded. Listen to others.
Don’t take advantage of others.
Do your share to make your home, school, and community better.
Stay informed. Vote.
Be a good neighbor.
Make choices that protect the safety and rights of others.
Protect the environment.