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B.G. Hudson Middle School

Counseling

Get to know your counselor

Carita Lyons, 6th Grade

Carita Lyons

Carita Lyons

Division: 6th Grade

Phone: (972) 675-3070 ex 52208

Biography: My name is Carita Lyons and I am proud to serve the students and families at Hudson. I received my M.Ed. in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, Dallas Texas and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Delta State University, Cleveland MS. I enjoy my role in encouraging all children to strive for their personal best. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, exercising, shopping, reading, and cooking.
I look forward to getting to know YOU!
Wishing everyone a Great 2019-20 school year!

Maria Carroll, 7th Grade

Maria Carroll

Phone: (972) 675-3070 ex 52214

This is my first year at Hudson Middle School and I am very excited to get to know the students and families. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and my Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. I hope to meet you all soon! 

Kristy Roland, 8th Grade

Kristi Roland

Kristi Roland

Division: 8th Grade

Phone: (972) 675-3070 ex 52211

Biography: I received my Bachelors degree from Southwest Texas State, now Texas State in San Marcos. I then received my Master's degree in counseling and guidance from Texas A&M Commerce.

What can my counselor do for me?

Your counselor is someone who you will want to get to know because he/she can assist you as you progress through middle school. Make an appointment to see your counselor.

Counselors will help you by:

  • reviewing your choice of subjects each spring during registration (February - April)
  • helping solve academic scheduling problems
  • 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 middle school has two guidance counselors to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available.

In addition, each middle school campus has a student services specialist - Responsive Services Counselor. Campus Responsive Services counselors have had additional training in specialty areas to help students maintain and choose a healthy lifestyle. They provide counseling, support groups, presentations, prevention activities, classroom guidance, and crisis intervention for students.

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

  • Kevin Hines

 

Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker.

Kevin Hines speaking

In the year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. 

His motto: #BeHereTomorrow and every day after that. 

Hudson Hawks had to privledge to hear Kevin speak at Sachse High School as part of our campaign to raise socio-emotional health for our students and our community.

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.

Request accommodations for testing

Students with documented disabilities have the opportunity to request assistance for their tests in the form of an accommodation.

See Request accommodations for testing on the district website for more information.