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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!!!!!