Counseling

Webb counseling staff

 

Division Counselor Phone Ext.
7th grade 

Katrina Upshaw

972-675-3080

x51633
8th grade

Katy Flick

972-675-3080 x51613
8th grade

Katy Flick

972-675-3080 x51613

Administrative
assistant

Lanita King 972-675-3080 x51609

Your counselor is someone who you will want to get to know because she can assist you in many ways as you progress through middle school and make the transition to high school and beyond.

The counselors at Webb have a minimum of a Master's Degree, have previous teaching experience, and are certified by the state of Texas in School Counseling.

WMS Counseling Program Vision Statement:

School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

WMS Counseling Program Mission Statement:

Based upon the belief that all students can be successful, our mission is to provide campus-relevant guidance programs and counseling services to empower all students to be accountable in making productive decisions that will foster their academic, personal and social growth with focus on college and career readiness for success in a global society.

Monthly spotlight

How to help your child succeed

 

Golden Bear Awards

Below is the presentation of our Cycle 3 Golden Bear recipients. Please congratulate these students when you see them!

What can my counselor do for me?

  • Help with student-teacher relationships
  • Help cope with family issues
  • Provide study skills and academic information
  • Help with academic scheduling
  • Review your choice of subjects each Spring during pre-registration
    (February-April)
  • Provide career and college information
  • Help guide you with information about life and decision-making skills
  • Listening to concerns about friends
  • Help you build your resume
  • Be your advocate – counselors are here for you!

How can I meet with my counselor?

If it is an emergency or an immediate need, you may come to the Counseling Center with your teacher’s permission. Otherwise, complete an Appointment Request slip, which can be found in the folder on the wall outside of the counseling center or in the folder inside the counseling center. Once completed, place it in the box outside of Ms. Lyon’s office. Your counselor will call you in for your appointment as soon as she is available.

Helpful hints and links

Skyward- Login information for Skyward Family Access will be sent to the email address(es) supplied on the Family Verification Form sent home with the signature packet. 

Skyward has many features on the Family Access page including attendance, grade-book, and student information.

Bullying-how parents can help prevent bullying.

Does your child need more confidence in mathematics? “Think Through Math" is a free, researched-based, math intervention program designed to support students who maybe struggling with mathematics. Students may work on the lessons at home. Ask your child's math teacher about this program.

Credit Recovery- Students who have failed one or more grading cycles may be eligible to regain the lost credit by completing online lessons. The lessons may be completed at various times in the computer lab throughout the school day and at home from a computer.

Club/ Activity Involvement is highly recommended in secondary education. Clubs offer a wide range of interests, community service, and leadership opportunities. See the list of organizations that Webb has to offer.

Fast Web Scholarship Search-We recommend that all of our students and parents take the time to investigate one of the top scholarship search websites available. This site offers college information, study skills, career planning, and most of all, valuable information about the preparation needed to search out scholarship funds for college. Also check out this link to learn about online colleges.

Planning for high school is a challenge. GISD offers valuable PowerPoint presentations loaded with information about high school in an “easy-to-read and understand" format. You can find this information on the GISD website. Type in “High School 101" in the search box on the GISD home page.

The Garland ISD website has links to the following information:

 

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.

Request accommodations for testing

Students with documented disabilities have the opportunity to request assistance for their tests in the form of an accommodation.

See Request accommodations for testing on the district website for more information.