Get to Know Your Counselor
Name : April Abla
What can my counselor do for me?
The counseling program at Lister is based on the developmental needs of all students. Mrs. Abla's priority is to help develop a comprehensive guidance program that will meet the academic, personal, and social needs of all our students.
Mrs. Abla visits with each classroom once every other week for guidance lessons and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) activities to help students academically, emotionally and socially.
On Mondays during our morning announcements Mrs. Abla guides Lister through an SEL activity all together and encourages students to use these techniques on there own as well.
Mrs. Abla also posts a weekly "Mindful Monday" activity on Class Dojo for parents to do with their children.
Visit the district website for more information about the Garland Independent School District Guidance & Counseling programs.
If your family is in need of counseling, support groups, substance abuse treatment or psychiatric assessment?
Refer to our wellness and support resources page to find a list of places that can help.
Red Ribbon Week
Every year Lister participates in the National Red Ribbon Week. This is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention campaign observed in October each year.
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021
Speak out in support of healthy choices and show your commitment to living a safe, healthy & drug-free lifestyle during Red Ribbon Week. Campuses throughout the district will conduct a variety of activities to raise awareness on the benefits of preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. Send a message by staying drug-free!
Take the pledge to be drug-free at naturalhigh.org. #RedRibbonWeek #YouMatter
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.