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VISION STATEMENT My vision for all my students are for them to be kind, considerate, and confident citizens of the world. I want them to have a solid foundation to build their lives on. "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -Aristotle PROGRAM MISSION: I work with my campus to provide our students with academic, college/career/STEAM and emotional/social support. I incorporate humor and positive regard with everyone I meet so that we can work as a TEAM to help our students become the best they can be. I encourage others to breathe, be mindful and choose LOVE for others and themselves.
Rayburn’s counseling program has several different components: classroom guidance lessons for every child, small group counseling services, crisis counseling and short-term individual counseling.
Individual Counseling: Provide a supportive and confidential environment for students to work toward personal, social, and academic growth.
Group Counseling: Group sessions are available on an as-needed basis and may include Divorce, Grief, and social skills and Study Skills.
Guidance Lessons: Classroom Guidance lessons include: Anti-Bullying, Careers, Drug & Tobacco Awareness, Self-Awareness, Appropriate Behavior, and other important topics.
Mediation/Conflict Resolution: Provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for students to communicate feelings and differences in order to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner.
Transitional Support: Assist in orienting students as they move from daycare to elementary school as well as from elementary school to the middle school.
Parent/Teacher Support: Consult with parents and teachers to develop appropriate academic and social supports needed for students' personal and academic success.
Counseling referrals can be made by students, teachers, administrators and parents. If you would like more information or have any questions, please feel free to email me at Michelle.Maples@gpisd.org or contact me at 972-264-8900.
A child’s success is not only measured by academics but also by how they interact socially with others and their environment. Social skill lessons include anger management, getting along with others, peer pressure, good decision making, conflict resolution, accepting responsibility and recognizing one’s strengths and weaknesses. All of these things are instrumental in your child’s academic success.
Parents, please call me if I can help your child in any way. I am also able to provide information for outside services as well. I want to work with you to help your child. Thank you so much and I look forward to having an AWESOME year here at Rayburn!!!!!