Updated: 01/22/2015

                                                                                                                              

                                                   

From the Desk of

Jessica S. Teran-Saenz

jessicasaenz95@yahoo.com

Counselor

                                                                                    

Ringgold Elementary Counselor will advocate for all students. Ringgold Elementary Counselor will provide developmental guidance and/ or counseling to students to enhance personal, social, educational, and career development during the year. Work closely with parents and school community to help all children become successful and lifelong learners!  Ringgold Elementary Counselor will communicate and/or coordinate information about available resources to parents throughout the year.  Ringgold Elementary Counselors will provide information, consultation, training, and support services to campus staff.

Please feel welcome to call the counselor at any time. Counselor can be reached at front office at 956-716-6929 or the counselor's office 956-716-6950. You may also email the counselor at jessicasaenz95@yahoo.com

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

but by the moments that take our breath away!

 

Happy School Board Appreciation Month

 

GT Nominations

                        To nominate a student for the elementary Rio Grande City CISD GT Program, a nomination form must be filled out & returned;

                                         nomination forms are accepted year round.  This form can be accessed at The Counselor's Office. 

Referrals accepted from parents, teachers, community member
December
Screenings, assessments and reassessments (5th graders) conducted after written parental permission obtained
January – March
Gifted/Talented committee meets on kindergarten screenings
February
Written parental permission for services obtained for identified students in grade K
February
Services begin for identified kindergarten students
Prior to March 1
Gifted/Talented committee meets on grade 1-12 screenings
May
Written parental permission for services obtained for identified students in grades 1-12
May
Services begin for identified students
August

GT Nomination Form

Nomination Forms need to be turned into Mrs. Saenz, Counselor.

 Parents of students going through the screening process this spring will be notified the first week of May, 2015.

 

One Mission, One Vision, One Purpose

College Bound

College Day: Every Wednesday

(Wear your favorite College shirt)

September

Value of the Month

Honesty

College of the Month

University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

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Our Lady of the Lake,

San Antonio, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

SELF-CONFIDENT DEVELOPMENT

*Have accurate self-concepts

*Value their uniqueness

*Manage their feelings

*Develop Strategies to Overcome Limitations and Enhance Strengths

 

October

Value of the Month

Self-Reliance

College of the Month

South Texas College,

McAllen, Texas

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Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR

*Behave Responsibly

*Take responsibility for own behaviors

*Be self-disciplined

*Drugs and the consequence

November

Value of the Month

Compassion

College of the Month

The University of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

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Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

DECISION-MAKING, GOAL-SETTING,

PLANNING, PROBLEM SOLVING

*Make decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Solve Problems  

 

 

 

 

December

Value of the Month

Perserverance

College of the Month

The University of Texas San Antonio,

San Antonio, Texas

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Texas Women's University

Denton, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

*Make Decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Gather Information/

Solve Problems

January

Value of the Month

Loyalty

College of the Month

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

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Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

*Understand basic

communication skills

*Express themselves

*Listen to Others

*Be Smart and Safe Using Technological Communication

February

Value of the Month

Justice

College of the Month

Texas A & M University

College Station, Texas

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Stephen F. Austin State

Nacogdoches, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

CROSS-CULTURAL EFFECTIVENESS

*Appreciate their Own Culture

*Respect Other As Individuals and ASccept them for their Cultural Membership

*Relate Effectively with others based on Appreciation for Differences/Similiarities

*Evaluate how Stereotyping Affects them and their Relationships with others

 

 

 

 

 

March

Value of the Month

Responsibility

College of the Month

The University of Texas Austin

Austin, Texas

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Yale

New Haven, Connecticut

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

MOTIVATION TO ACHIEVE

*Develop their Own Academic Potential

*Take Advantage of Educational Opportunities

*Development of Leadership Skills

*Empowerment of Self

April

Value of the Month

Self-Discipline

College of the Month

Baylor

Waco, Texas

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University of Houston

Houston, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

CONNECTEDNESS

*School

*Home

*Community

*World

May

Value of the Month

Integrity

College of the Month

Texas A & M University

Kingsville, Texas

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Rice University

Houston, Texas

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Pk-5th grade Guidance Topic

COLLEGE READINESS

*Forming a Career Identity

*Planning for the future

*Identifying skills and interests

*Developing a Positive Attitude Towards Work

 

 

 

and more...............

LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY

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ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

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PRESTON UNIVERSITY

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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AUSTIN COLLEGE

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If there is a college or university you would like me to add please call to counselor's office

956-716-6950 or email counselor at jessicasaenz95@yahoo.com

"IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT,

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YOU CAN BECOME IT!"

COLLEGE READINESS

Where will YOU go?


Ringgold Elementary is emphasizing college readiness by teaching College Readiness Lessons.

In the College Readiness lessons, one of the most important concepts is EDUCATION.

To get an education there are 4 steps: Elementary, Middle, High School and College.

Ringgold Elementary will be taking Virtual Tours through out many colleges

and universities throughout the 2011-2012 school year!!

 

College Readiness Goals


*You must set goals, work hard and take challenging courses.
*You need to get involved in clubs and organizations.
*YOUR FUTURE IS UP TO YOU !!

Building Leaders: Today they Learn -Tomorrow they Lead

 

 

THE FOUR COMPONENTS OF A DEVELOPMENTAL

SCHOOL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM

GUIDANCE

CURRICULUM

RESPONSIVE

SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL

PLANNING

SYSTEM

SUPPORT

The purpose of the guidance curriculum component is to help all students develop basic life skills.  In the state of Texas, seven areas have been identified in this component:

 

 

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The purpose of the

responsive services component is to intervene on behalf of those students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career, and/or educational development at risk.  Topics of priority in the state of Texas include:

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The purpose of the individual planning component is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, and personal-social development.  Through the individual planning system, students can:

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The system support component describes services and management activities which indirectly benefit students.  These services include:

 

 

 

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Self-Confidence Developement

Motivation to Achieve

Decision-making, Goal-Setting, and Problem-solving skills

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Communication Skills

Cross-cultural Effectiveness

Responsible Behavior

 

Academic Success

Adolescent/Child Suicide

Child Abuse and Neglect

School Drop-outs

Severe Stress

Substance Abuse

School-age Pregnancy

Gang Pressures/Involvement

Harassment Issues

 

Set challenging educational, career and personal-social goals that are based on self-knowledge and information about school, the world of work, and their society;

Make plans for achieving short, intermediate, and long-term goals;

Analyze how their strengths and weaknesses enchance or hinder the achievement of their goals;

Assess their current progress toward their goals;

Make decisions that reflect their plans.

 

Consultation with teachers;

Support for the parent education program and community relations efforts;

Participation in the campus-based school improvement plans and goals;

Assisting with the implementation of the state and local standardized testing program;

Cooperation with relevant research projects;

Provision of input for the student's perspective to policy-makers and instructional/curriculum planners.

Jessica S. Tera

VALUES OF THE MONTH

SEPTEMBER

HONESTY- Through a variety of activities, students will demonstrate trustworthiness, fairness and straightforwardness of conduct in their own character development and interpersonal relationship.

OCTOBER

SELF-RELIANCE- Students will believe in their own self-worth and learn to rely on their strengths. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of their skills, abilities, and impression on others.

NOVEMBER

COMPASSION- Students will demonstrate empathy, and respect for others in school, life and career settings, accepting the right of all people to be treated with courtesy and dignity.

DECEMBER

PERSEVERANCE-Students will acknowledge the importance of persistence while encountering negative influences, forms of opposition, or discouragement.

JANUARY

LOYALTY- Students will recognize the need to establish personal and career relationships and select causes based on positive ethical principals for which they can remain true.

FEBRUARY

JUSTICE- Students will exhibit fair and equitable behavior which is consistent with the laws and principles that govern a democratic society.

MARCH

RESPONSIBILITY-Students will exhibit moral, legal and mental accountability for their choices, regardless of pressures to do otherwise.

APRIL

SELF-DISCIPLINE- Through activities, students will demonstrate positive patterns of behavior and the strength of mental and moral courage to accomplish tasks, manage time, and relate effectively with others.

MAY

INTEGRITY- Students will understand the importance of adherence to a code of conduct necessary for successful performance in the workplace and in their personal lives.

 

 

 

For more information on Bullying you may click on link below

Anti-Bullying Handbook

 

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Counselor

jessicasaenz95@yahoo.com

956-716-6928