Guidance & Counseling

Meet our counselor

Blue background with a headshot picture of Laura Wright

Mrs. Wright is our counselor and has been at Keeley Elementary since 2000. She obtained her bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and her masters in counseling from Texas Women's University. Her favorite part of her job is when she is with students.  

What can my counselor do for me?

Counselors will help you by:

  • reviewing your choice of subject during the registration period (February - April)
  • providing study skills and academic information
  • providing career and college information
  • helping in teacher/student relationships
  • helping cope with family issues
  • listening to concerns about friends, etc.
  • giving you information about life and decision-making skills
  • referring you to people or places outside of school for help if necessary
  • being your advocate - counselors are here for you

Counselors for each campus are certified by the state of Texas in School Counseling, have a Master's Degree, and previous teaching experience.  Each elementary school has a guidance counselor to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available. 

Activities and Programs

Box Tops for Education

box top labelBox Tops for Education help us raise money for Keeley. Students write their name on the back of each one and send to school in a baggie. Every Friday, Mrs. Wright draws names for small prizes. 

CC Club

The CC Club stands for Cowboys with Character and consists of fifth-grade students who do service projects and activities for the school. Please see the activities page for more information. 

College Readiness

gisd ready pictureElementary school is not too early for kids to think about what they want to be when they grow up. At elementary age, it's easy to help lead your child on the road to success. A parent's role at this age is to support and encourage their learning as much as possible. We have a college T-shirt day once a month and highlight a college on the morning announcements. 

Counseling Groups

Mrs. Wright works with individuals and groups of students who have experienced death, divorce, trauma, as well as students who have difficulty with friends. Her goal is for every student to know that they have a counselor who cares about them. 

Diversity Art Project

At Keeley, we celebrate the differences in students. Every year, students decorate and dress a cardstock template of a child. These templates can be decorated with their culture or ancestry and are displayed in the main hall where students can celebrate their differences and rich cultures every day. 

Donations

canned goods collectedRepresenting Keeley, Mrs. Wright works closely with many organizations and churches in Rowlett that support our students in need. Through their generous donations, students are able to receive: 

  • School supplies
  • Backpacks filled with food for the weekend
  • Thanksgiving meals
  • Christmas assistance
A way for Keeley to give back is the food drive we have during the month of October. This food drive supports our local food pantry called Hope in Hand that survives solely on donations. 

 

HERO Week

HERO stands for Helping Everyone Respect Others. This program is designed to increase student awareness of respecting classmates, exemplifying good citizenship and how to prevent bullying in schools and communities. 

 

 

Lunch groups

Mrs. Wright feels blessed to have a schedule that allows her to have lunch groups with third through fifth-grade students every day. New students to Keeley get to come every week so that they have the opportunity to get to know other students and make friends. 

Red Ribbon Week

red ribbon pic with read my text-i'm drug freeRed Ribbon Week is a week of alcohol and other drug awareness activities that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. Wearing a red ribbon signifies a unified effort to support a drug free environment. 

 

 

 

Character traits

At the end of every grading cycle, one student in each class is recognized at the awards assembly for whatever character trait is being highlighted during that particular grading cycle.  Listed below is the schedule.

 Grading Cycle  Character Trait
 1st six weeks   Respect
 2nd six weeks  Cooperation
 3rd six weeks  Kindness
 4th six weeks  Hard-working
 5th six weeks  Perseverance
 6th six weeks  Fairness

 

Bullying and Cybersafety

No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.

Visit the district website for more information and resources related to bullying and cybersafety.

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