The Davis Counseling Dept. Mission is to provide guidance programs and counseling services to all students in order to promote academic success, social emotional learning and college/career readiness as supported by teachers, parents and community.
A message from Mrs. See-Nguyen:
Greetings Davis family! Parents can help their children do well in school by:
- Establishing bedtime routines: Sleep is essential to school success. Children ages 5-12 need approximately 10-12 hours of sleep per night.
- Eat a good, healthy breakfast. Feed the brain!
- Prepare for school the night before: Clothes, homework, lunches, etc. prepared at night can ease the rush in the morning.
- Prepare to be on time for school. Rushing to get to school can cause anxiety for both parents and students.
- Listen to your child’s feelings. Allow them to express fears as well as things they are excited about.
- Role play. Discuss situations that can occur and how to handle them.
Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child. I appreciate Davis parents! Please contact me if I can assist you.
What can my counselor do for me?
Counselors will help you by:
- being your advocate - counselors are here for you!
- 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
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.
State required guidance topics include:
- Orientation to counseling
- Bullying prevention
- Conflict Resolution
- Mental Health and Safety
- Drug Education
Mrs. See-Nguyen includes lessons for study skills and goal setting, social and emotional learning skills, and character building.
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.
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.
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.