Whitehouse Independent School District

Whitehouse ISD Counseling



Whitehouse ISD
School

Counseling

Program




For the growth and development of all students!



Mission


The mission of Whitehouse ISD school counseling program is to provide support and guidance to all students as a means to foster academic success, post-secondary and career preparation, and personal social development.



As Professional School Counselors, we:

  • Facilitate student growth, development, and transferable skills through guidance curriculum.
  • Offer support to students in their time of need through preventive, remedial, and crisis services.
  • Guide students through individual planning of realistic and attainable goals.
  • Support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and the community in promoting the education, career, personal and social development of students



Caring for Students

from Early Childhood to Post-Secondary Success




Whitehouse ISD school counselors play a key role in fostering a culture of shared responsibility, empathy, and service to others.

The counseling program is guided by the principle that the academic, career, and socioemotional needs of each individual student must be served.  Counselors work closely with teachers, administrators and parents to create a positive atmosphere for learning.

Parental involvement is an important aspect of the district’s philosophy.  Counselors actively engage parents and community through district outreach opportunities.



Guidance Curriculum Focus




Intrapersonal Effectiveness (i.e., positive student self-concept, appropriate behavior to the situation and environment)

Interpersonal Effectiveness (i.e., appropriate and effective communication skills, effective conflict resolution skills, development of healthy relationships)

Post-secondary Planning and Career Readiness (i.e.,  motivation to succeed in personal endeavors, demonstration of career exploration skills, awareness of the importance of postsecondary education, understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work and life at home in the community)

Personal Health and Safety (i.e., incorporation of wellness practices into daily living, demonstration of resiliency and positive coping skills, possession of assertiveness skills necessary for personal protection)

 

Whitehouse ISD School Counselors’ Qualifications



Qualifications for school counselors in Whitehouse ISD include a minimum of 3 years teaching experience and certification by the Texas Education Agency as a Professional in School Counseling.

Counselors continually update their skills by attending workshops and conferences in an effort to further their education in areas such as trauma and loss, conflict resolution, crisis management, educational planning and student development.

 
 

School Counselor Contact Information

For email information see Counseling Staff Page




Brown Elementary                      Cain Elementary

903-839-5610                                903-839-5600



Higgins Elementary                    Stanton-Smith Elementary

903-839-5580                                903-839-5730



Holloway Sixth Grade                Whitehouse Jr. High

903-839-5656                                903-839-5593



Whitehouse High School

903-839-5527