Counseling

Picture of school counselor

I would like to introduce myself. I'm Mrs. Berglund and I am the school counselor for Keeley. I have been teaching at first grade at Keeley since 2001. The 2019 school year is my first year as the school counselor. My masters in school counseling was obtained at Amberton University. I truly enjoy spending time with the students here at Keeley. 

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.

Activities and programs

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education help us raise money for Keeley. Students write their name on the back of each one and send to school in a baggie. Every Friday, Mrs. Wright draws names for small prizes.

CC Club

The CC Club stands for Cowboys with Character and consists of fifth-grade students who do service projects and activities for the school. Please see the activities page for more information.  

College readiness

GISD Ready

Elementary school is not too early for kids to think about what they want to be when they grow up. At elementary age, it's easy to help lead your child on the road to success. A parent's role at this age is to support and encourage their learning as much as possible. We have a college T-shirt day once a month and highlight a college on the morning announcements.

Counseling groups

Mrs. Berglund works with individuals and groups of students who have experienced death, divorce, trauma, as well as students who have difficulty with friends. Her goal is for every student to know that they have a counselor who cares about them.

Diversity art project

At Keeley, we celebrate the differences in students. Every year, students decorate and dress a cardstock template of a child. These templates can be decorated with their culture or ancestry and are displayed in the main hall where students can celebrate their differences and rich cultures every day.

Donations

Representing Keeley, Mrs. Berglund works closely with many organizations and churches in Rowlett that support our students in need. Through their generous donations, students are able to receive:

  • School supplies
  • Backpacks filled with food for the weekend
  • Thanksgiving meals
  • Christmas assistance

A way for Keeley to give back is the food drive we have during the month of October. This food drive supports our local food pantry called Hope in Hand that survives solely on donations.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a week of alcohol and other drug awareness activities that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. Wearing a red ribbon signifies a unified effort to support a drug free environment.

Character traits

At the end of every grading cycle, one student in each class is recognized for whatever character trait is being highlighted during that particular grading cycle. Listed below is the schedule.

Character Trait Schedule
Grading Cycle Character Trait
1st cycle Optimism & Positivity
2nd cycle Thoughtful & Humble
3rd cycle Generosity & Giving
4th cycle Caring & Compassionate
5th cycle Perseverance & Patience
6th cycle Determination & Diligence

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.