Mission Statement

My mission is to provide guidance programs and counseling services to all students in a way that promotes academic success, personal and social growth and college and career readiness.

Vision Statement

Every student will acquire the academic, career and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Parent's referral for counseling

Use the link below if you need your child to be seen by the school counselor. You may also contact or 972-279-4041 extension 42003.

Referral for counseling

Red ribbon week

The Red Ribbon Campaign originated when Federal Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was murdered by drug traffickers in 1985. The Red Ribbon became the symbol to reduce the demand for drugs.

The red ribbon celebration starts with the smallest gesture: a child pinning a Red Ribbon on his shirt, a young girl wearing a Red Ribbon wristband, a business displaying a Red Ribbon banner, a community hosting a Red Ribbon family event. Though these acts are simple, their significance is tremendous. The Red Ribbon is a catalyst and symbol for millions of Americans to show that they are united for drug free youth. Individual campuses will host special activities to promote this week. Join the campaign!

H.E.R.O.: helping everyone respect others

HERO helping everyone respect others

H.E.R.O is a GISD sponsored campaign designed to increase student awareness of respecting classmates, exemplifying good citizenship, and the prevention of bullying in our schools and communities. Montclair has and plans to honor H.E.R.O. Week with building wide activities to remind us that we all can be a H.E.R.O.!!!

Montclair's red ribbon/H.E.R.O. week

We celebrate these events in October. Montclair observed Red Ribbon and H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Respect Others) Week as designated by GISD. H.E.R.O is a GISD sponsored campaign designed to increase student awareness of respecting classmates, exemplifying good citizenship, and the prevention of bullying in our schools and communities. We honored Red Ribbon and H.E.R.O. week with building wide discussions on the benefits of leading a drug-free lifestyle as well as activities to remind us that we can all show respect for others. The students at Montclair had the opportunity to show their commitment to leading a drug-free life and to being a “HERO” by wearing the designated clothing for that day. We would like to encourage you to talk with your children and reinforce how important it is to stay drug-free and to respect others!

Character counts

This approach to character education is based on six ethical values. We use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices to help them remember.


Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

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

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.