I would like to introduce myself. I'm Mrs. Berglund and I am the school counselor for Keeley. I have been teaching first grade at Keeley since 2001. My first year as the school counselor was in 2019. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Grading Cycle||Character Trait|
|1st grading period||Optimism & Positivity|
|2nd grading period||Thoughtful & Humble|
|3rd grading period||Generosity & Giving|
|4th grading period||Caring & Compassionate|
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.
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.