Counseling

Meet our counselor

Marcie Romero

Hello, my name is Marcie Romero. I'm excited to be your child's counselor this year. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Texas Women's University. I taught for four years and this will be my fifth year as a school counselor. My goal is to support students and families in order for them to have a successful school year! 

From the counselor's heart

Parents, I would like to remind you that just as we teach our children how to dress and to ride a bicycle; in that same manner, we should teach our children how to behave. Just as we don’t assume that they will know how to read when they’re born, we shouldn’t assume that they will know how to behave socially. It is our job as parents to train our kids to be respectful, obedient and productive citizens.

All of that teaching and training begins with us being good role models and actually showing them the correct way to do things. It’s not something easy to learn. Experts say that 30% of all learning is done through observation, but 70% is learned through guided practice.

Your son/daughter will learned formally how to behave and why in my lessons throughout this year, but they will need you to come along side of them to practice it throughout their life time. I exhort you to continue practicing with your son/daughter, and to remember that “practice makes perfect”.

 

Check out our schedules page to see when your child goes to Guidance!

What can I do to help prepare my child for college

Promoting College and Career Awareness at Cisneros Pre-K

It’s never too early to start teaching your child about college. 

Here at Cisneros, we are committed to creating a culture of college and career readiness that will lead to the most successful generation in Texas history. Remember, preparing our children for a future of success starts today.

We have College Days every Tuesday of every month. On these days, students and staff are encouraged to wear a college or university t-shirt and chant our goal setting song.

Goal setting song for Cisneros Pre-K

  1. Set your goal (x2)
  2. Make a plan (x2)
  3. To achieve it (x2)
  4. Work hard (x2)
  5. Persevere (x2)
  6. Don't give up (x2)
  7. Persevere
  8. Till you reach it

Some of the activities and programs provided here at Cisneros

Biweekly classroom guidance lessons focused around character development such as:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • College Awareness Activities
  • Prevention Programs:
  • Fire Safety
  • Substance Abuse (Red Ribbon Week Activities)
  • WHO Program (Stranger Danger & Safe and Unsafe Touches)
  • Bullying Prevention: Guidance Lessons
  • Parenting Classes: Love & Logic (English and Spanish)
  • Consultant to parents and staff

Parent resources

Do you ever feel frustrated because your child doesn't seem to listen to you? Or do you ever feel like you just really aren't sure how you should effectively discipline your child?

Love and Logic was developed by: Jim Fay, Dr. Charles Fay and Dr. Foster Cline visit their website for more information at www.loveandlogic.com

Love and Logic Monthly Training: please see monthly calendar.

What builds respectful, responsible kids

  1. Make sure your child knows that you love and respect him/her.
  2. Explain that there are rules everywhere to keep him/her safe.
  3. Follow up with actions/consequences immediately, so they learn to listen to you the first time.
  4. Be CONSISTENT
  5. Don’t rescue them from the consequences of their wrong actions that is the only way to learn to make good choices.

Parent’s role

You are the parent, children need parents who care enough about them to set limits and enforce them.

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.

Anonymous Alerts®

You can use the Anonymous Alerts® webform or mobile app to quickly, easily and anonymously report bullying, cyberbullying and other sensitive topics to school officials.

Anonymous Alerts® is monitored by GISD Security 24-hours daily and should only be used for serious and urgent matters. In the event of an emergency or life-threatening event, always call 911.

Submit an Anonymous Alert®

Download the app

To place a report from a mobile device, first download the free Anonymous Alerts® app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Then open the app and enter activation code garlandisd.