Counselor's corner at Couch

Couch Elementary Menu of  Counseling Services
  • Stress Busters (Test Anxiety)
  • Making the Grade (Study Skills)
  • Character Counts (Core Value of the Monthly)
Main Course
  •   Super School (Positive School Behaviors)
  •    Circle of Friends (Building, re-establishing and keeping relationships  K-5th )
  •    Extreme Self-Esteem (Self-Esteem)
  •    Sticks and Stones (Bullying)
  •    Follow the Leader (Following Directions K-2nd )
  •    Superhero Success (Managing Life’s Challenges at Home/School 3rd-5th )
  •   Be the Change (Bullying/Friendship)
  •   Smooth Moves (Managing Changes—i.e. friends, family, school)
  •   Road to Success (Career Preparation / Discussion of Individual Strengths)

Student Council

Leadership and Integrity will be the 'name of the game' for these student leaders. If you are in the fifth grade and are interested in running for Student Council, watch the announcements for information in the Fall.

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.


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

Visit the Bullying Prevention and Investigation page on the district website for more information and resources.

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.