Fairness Responsibility Trustworthiness Caring Respect Citizenship        
Welcome to the Counselor's Corner
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Janeia Biggens,
BS. Ed., M.Ed Counseling
Counselor PreK-4th
(832)592-5741 Direct Line
(832)592-5700 School
(832)592-5709 Fax



My Goal as a School Counselor

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My goal as a school counselor is to help provide a safe and caring environment to all students in hopes that they will become people of good character and develop into life-long learners through academic, career, and personal/social development.   
In an effort to accomplish this goal, I interact with students individually, in small groups, or as an entire class. I consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, medical professionals, and social workers to develop and implement strategies to help students succeed.                

I Can Help as a School Counselor
                                                                   
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If you have a concern about your child's academic or personal/social needs, please feel free to contact me. I am available to meet with students individually or in small groups.  This includes:
*school supplies
*clothing assistance
*food assistance
*holiday assistance
*outside counseling referrals
*any other student/family assistance referrals

S.O.S. Groups
(Sense Of Self)
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S.O.S. groups generally include 5-6 students that meet once a week during lunch or specials/P.E.  Topics are discussed based on a survey of the students' needs (i.e. self-esteem, peer pressure, test anxiety, etc).  Students are invited to be in a S.O.S. group per a teacher or parent referral.  A signed parent permission form is required for students to participate in a group.  

S.W.E.E.T. Celebrations
(Students Who are Empathetic and Encouraging To others)
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Teachers are asked to nominate one student each month that goes above and beyond to  demonstrate empathy and encouragement to others.  These students are invited to a special lunch celebration with the counselor.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

                                          H.E.A.R.T. Assemblies
 (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect and Tolerance)
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H.E.A.R.T. Assemblies are used to encourage students to be responsible citizens by showing respect and fairness to everyone with no exceptions.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Girls on the Run
(New at Ford for the 2017-2018 School year)
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We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Guidance Lessons
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Guidance lessons are taught to Kindergarten-4th grade students throughout the school year. Lessons cover topics such as bullyi ng, stereotyping, peer pressure, career awareness, and more.

S.O.A.R. Program
Safe
Organized
Accountable
Respectful
The S.O.A.R. is a school-wide behavior program that encourages students to be safe, organized, accountable and respectful.  There are S.O.A.R. expectations and/or procedures for the bus, hallway, bathroom, playground, cafeteria, arrival and dismissal as well as classroom rules and expectations.  Students can earn S.O.A.R. by being good citizens and going above and beyond the S.O.A.R. expectations.  These S.O.A.R. tickets can be converted into S.O.A.R. bucks.  For every ten SOAR Bucks, teachers will notify the counselor and the students will receive their award.
Monthly CHARACTER COUNTS!
Pillar of Character
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August - Caring
September - Respect
October - Fairness
November - Citizenship
December - Trustworthiness
January - Responsibility
February - Caring
March - Respect
April - Fairness
May - Responsibility

Ford Falcons are Bucket Fillers!
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Help Us Stop Bullying
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We encourage parents to talk to their children about the importance of being a buddy and not a bully. We also encourage students to tell an adult when they feel bullied in school. We can all work together to promote a safe and bully free school.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention - Students
Student strategies to prevent bullying
• Choose to not participate in bullying behaviors.
• Report any incidence of bullying to a teacher, administrator, or counselor.
• Practice skills and strategies to take a stand.
• Encourage your friends and classmates to take a stand against any bullying they observe.
• Take an individual stand.
• Be friendly toward another student that is a target of bullying.
• Be a friend to new or needy students.
• If you hear bullying, change the conversation or help the student being bullied walk away from the
situation.
Student strategies if you are being bullied
• Walk away with confidence, even though you may not be feeling it at the moment.
• Be calm.
• Tell the bully to stop.
• Use appropriate language.
• Do NOT argue or fight back.
• Have friends around and stay in safe places.
• Tell a responsible adult that you trust (parent, teacher, counselor, administrator).
• Keep telling until the bullying behavior stops.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention - Parents
Parent Strategies to prevent bullying
• Teach your children to respect others and their differences.
• Model respectful behavior.
• Use the “teachable moments”. When watching TV, or witnessing an event in public that is clearly
bullying, talk to your child about that incident. “How would you feel?” “What could you have done?”
“Why is this not a good (nice) way to behave?”
• Let your child know that inexcusable behavior by others (other children or even adults) is NOT an
excuse for their bad behavior.
• Teach empathy. “How do you think that person feels?” “Why?” “Would you want someone to treat you
or members of your family or your friends that way?”
• Talk with your child about what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior when using communication
and information technologies.
• Be aware of your child’s time on the computer and cell phone and the web sites he/she visits.
If your child is being bullied…
• Help him/her learn coping skills.
• Alert the school if it is happening on campus.
• Continue to monitor what is happening.
• Help your child understand the need to tell.
• Don’t let fear of retaliation keep you from reporting any incident.
• Know the district’s policy about intradistrict transfers (FDB Legal) (Education Code 25.034)

More Bullying Resources for Parents:


Military Family Assistance
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*For our military families in Iraq or Afghanistan, FREE counseling services can be accessed at www.giveanhour.org
  
Red Ribbon Week
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Red Ribbon Week is October 23-27, 2017
This will be the week that we emphasize the importance of being drug-free and encourage students to make healthy choices.  Each day during this week, there will be a theme.  If possible, we would love for our students and staff to participate in the daily themes.  Themes will be included in the monthly newsletter.                             

Generation TX Week
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November 27-Dec 1, 2017 is Generation TX Week in Conroe ISD  
We are encouraging our Ford Falcons to participate in the activities planned for next week.

Monday  - Career Day
Discussions about various career opportunities.  Students are encouraged to dress-up as the career they would like to have when they grow up.  Volunteers will talk to classes about their careers.

Tuesday – “Back to Your Future” Day
Discussions about different colleges.  Students and staff are encouraged to a college shirt.

Wednesday – So, If Two- or Four-Year College is Not for me??
My Future is so bright! If not college, what? Discuss other opportunities for job training (military, vocational school, etc). Students and staff are encouraged to wear neon colors.

Thursday – Transitions day
So what's after Ford? Talk about
the differences and similarities from school to Ford to Vogel to York to ORHS.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear a feeder zone shirt.

Friday - Paying my Way
Discussions on how to save for college.  Also how families can I find help to pay for college and how to apply for scholarships?  When/how/where do I apply?   Students and staff are asked to wear green attire to respresent the funds they will receive for their postsecondary education.

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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
-Frederick Douglass






 

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