Counselor's Corner

Parents and students, please join our Schoology course for updated information using the access code: NQDM-X9GP-VZD2F

 

Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. presents guidance lessons to all students through a Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program. The foundation of the program is to provide developmentally appropriate assistance for all students. The lessons are designed to help students acquire knowledge and skills to enhance their personal, social, and educational development.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

6TH GRADE

Fall Semester

Transition to Middle School: Students receive guidance lessons designed to address age-appropriate issues and situations that are relevant to adolescents and learn tools to help them handle these situations. Students discuss how to handle specific situations for each topic and are allowed to ask questions. The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction to the 6th Grade Counselor and Counseling Office
  • Handling Stress and Anxiety
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Self Awareness
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Relationship Skills
  • Social Awareness
  • Self Management 
  • Social Media/Internet Safety
The counseling staff presented the guidance lesson below to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. 

 

Spring Semester

Gear Up: The Gear Up presentation is designed for parents of current 6th graders. It will provide valuable information on the Texas Graduation Plan, selecting classes for next year, and preparing for high school. The students will receive the information and the registration form the same day during Advisory.

  • 6 to 7 Grade Gear Up Presentation February 8th - Look for the link to be sent out through School Messenger, Schoology, Counselor Corner and the school website.
  • 7th Gr Athletic Letter
  • 6th Grade Presentations During Advisory February 8th & 9th
  • 7th Grade Registration 
  • STAAR Math - May 11, 2021
  • STAAR Reading - May 12, 2021

MS Course Description Boook 2021-2022 (Link coming soon.)


7TH GRADE

Fall Semester

Students receive guidance lessons designed to address age-appropriate issues and situations that are relevant to adolescents and learn tools to help them handle these situations. Students discuss how to handle specific situations for each topic and are allowed to ask questions. The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction to the 7th Grade Counselor and Counseling Office
  • Handling Stress and Anxiety
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Self Awareness
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Relationship Skills
  • Social Awareness
  • Self Management 
  • Social Media/Internet Safety
The counseling staff presented the guidance lesson below to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. 
 

Spring Semester

Gear Up: Gear Up Presentation is designed for the parents of current 6th and 7th graders. It will provide valuable information on the Texas Graduation Plan, selecting classes for next year, and preparing for high school. The students will receive the same information and the registration form that day during Advisory.

  • 7 to 8 Grade Gear Up Presentation February 8th - Look for link to be sent through School Messenger,  Counselor Corner, Schoology and website.
  • 8th Gr Athletic Letter 
  • 7th Grade Presentation During Advisory
  • 8th Grade Registration 
  • STAAR Writing - April 6, 2021
  • STAAR Math - May 11, 2021
  • STAAR Reading - May 12, 2021

MS Course Description Book (link coming soon.)


8TH GRADE

Fall Semester

College and Career Guidance Lessons: The program is designed to introduce students to the Texas High School Graduation Plan (Foundation High School Program + Endorsement), explore career options related to each endorsement, and create a 4-Year Plan for high school that will support their college and career goals.

The 8th grade Guidance Program provides:

  • In-depth exploration of each endorsement area and related careers
  • Course requirements for graduation
  • Course selection for 9th grade and development of a 4-Year Plan
The counseling staff presented the guidance lesson below to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. 

Spring Semester

Xello/Matchmaker is a self-exploration and planning program. Students will complete a brief interest inventory and activity that outlines their findings.
 
Matchmaker: Builds self-awareness by learning about their interests, skills, preferences and aspirations. Explore options by learning different career possibilities and education pathways. Plan and select courses needed in high school to achieve their post–high school goals.
 
  • JA Inspire Day - April 16
  • Input 4 Year Plans - February 8th - 11th
  • Algebra I EOC - May 5, 2021 
  • STAAR Science - May 6, 2021 
  • STAAR Social Studies - May 7, 2021 
  • STAAR Math - MAy 11, 2021
  • STAAR Reading - May 12, 2021 

Keeping the Options Open -

8th to 9th grade transition meeting hosted by the high schools.

Due to safety guidelines, our annual event, Keeping the Options Open, will be virtual this year.  Although we miss the opportunity to see you at an in-person event, we have created a voice over PowerPoint and a virtual course showcase which includes information specific to Cypress Ranch HS and Bridgeland HS.  Please view the PowerPoint and course showcase at your convenience. 

For future Cy-Ranch Mustangs:

Link to the PowerPoint:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bEWLxxjSmL_Tan6EPrE_RlSTjoxYsBez/view?usp=sharing

Link to course showcase:

https://sites.google.com/cfisd.net/crhscourseselectionshowcase/home

Cypress Ranch HS 9th grade Course Selection Sheet 2021-2022:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U1CiJJv02X1R9W1EPI52zzN5cS2C2XcZ/view?usp=sharing

For future Bridgeland Bears:

https://sites.google.com/cfisd.net/bridgelandbearcourseexhibit

Smith Counselors 2020-2021

Cate MacGregor - 6th Grade
Lisa Thomas - 7th Grade
Petra Skopal - 8th Grade
 

 

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