Counseling

Mission Statement

The mission of the Club Hill Elementary Counseling Program is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to support students’ academic, personal/social needs, and career goals so that they become successful and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

Vision Statement

Supporting student success in a diverse and evolving society

 

Welcome to Club Hill Elementary. My name is Julie Kneedler. As School Counselor, I work with our students on a proactive and preventive guidance program, while assisting our families with resources and support. The Garland ISD counseling program is based on the developmental needs of all students. My priority is to develop a comprehensive guidance program that will meet the academic, personal, and social needs of all our students.

Throughout the year, lessons, assemblies, and activities are provided focusing on academic achievement and personal/social growth. The lessons include:

  • Character Education
  • College/Career Awareness
  • Social Skill Development
  • Anti-Victimization
  • Saying No to Drugs

Small group, individual, and crisis counseling is also available for students in need. Counseling topics may include:

  • Academic concerns-such as test anxiety, lack of motivation
  • Behavior issues-such as anger management, hyperactivity in class
  • Personal struggles-such as parental divorce, loss of a loved one, family dilemmas, increasing self-esteem.

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.

Visit the district website for more information about the GISD Guidance & Counseling programs.

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.