Southgate Elementary School Counseling Program Mission

Our mission is to form students who strive to achieve academic success, develop an understanding of career opportunities and develop social/ emotional skills to be competent individuals.

Our Vision

Promoting students excellence by enriching their learning experience for global success

Child Find

Child Find provides free services for children with disabilities who qualify.

More information is also available through this link about school counseling.

Get to know your counselor

Your counselor is someone who listens no matter what you say, someone you can talk to when you need to share something special. Your counselor can help you to handle your emotions and help you find solutions. You will want to get to know your counselor because she can assist you with your academic success, developing an understanding of career opportunities, and developing social-emotional skills as you progress through elementary school. Make an appointment to see your counselor or just walk-in to her office in room 1.

What can my counselor do for me?

Counselors will help you:

  • apply academic achievement strategies
  • manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
  • plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)
  • provide individual student academic planning and goal setting
  • deliver school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
  • provide short-term counseling to students
  • make referrals for long-term counseling support
  • collaborate with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success
  • advocate for students at individual education plan


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 school counselor to help ensure that students have the adequate support to succeed in the classroom and meet their goals.

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

Counselor's corner

The counselor delivers monthly appropriate lessons in the classroom to help students develop the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success to improve their academic achievement, attendance and discipline. Every month, a new topic addressed based on the school Needs Assessment results. The lessons are engaging and developmentally appropriate, promoting a positive relationship between the counselor and the students. The counselor also provide SEL (Social Emotional Learning) lesson via Google Meet every Tuesday to teach students varies life skills such as self-awareness, responsible decision making, dealing with emotion, self-regulation, among others. Check out our monthly calendar event for a closer look to our lessons and theme weeks.


HERO helping everyone respect others

Our students learn to be a HERO for someone.


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.

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.

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Substance Abuse Awareness

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Anti-Bullying and Internet Safety Awareness 

Human Trafficking Awareness

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

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Child Abuse Prevention

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