Course Selections 2020-2021
THE WMS COUNSELING TEAM IS HERE TO
SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES VIRTUALLY
Dear Lion Families,
We miss each one of you and we hope you are all healthy and well. As news of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to provide appropriate tools to help you at home with your family. The document below highlights academic, social/emotional, college and career as well as parent resources to assist you at home. Please know that we are always here to assist you. Seeing one another face to face is ideal, and working with students directly is the best part of our job! That said, we are prepared to continue to communicate with you and to support you as much as possible while providing a distance learning model for school counseling. Email and each grade level's google form is the best method of communication at this time. We will check our emails daily and be available to respond to any questions or concerns you may have.
Virtual Office Hours:
Please feel free to submit question/concerns to us at any time and we will get back to you during our virtual office hours.
Ms. Watkins (6th Grade for 20/21)
Mrs. Cavazos (7th Grade for 20/21)
Mrs. Reyna (8th Grade 20/21)
Mrs. Bradley (Lead Counselor)
Virtual Counseling Room
Online Check-in with your Counselor!
Hi Students! Even though we cannot meet in person due to social distancing, we are availalbe for talks, counseling and guidance. Sign up for a time and the confirmation email will include a Zoom link to use for our virutal meeting. We will send a separte email with the password to the Zoom Meeting. Thank you.
How To Help Your Child Succeed In Distance Learning
Due to school closures to help our community and health care professionals in the goal of containing Coronavirus (COVID-19), Humble ISD Schools will be using distance learning during the weeks of the "Stay At Home order". Below are some tips to help your child succeed and thrive both face to face and in distance learning. During distance learning students experience fewer social distractions, more personal attention, and a much more flexible schedule.
There are some things that you can do to help your child get the most out of the experience.
Give them some motivation
Motivation is one of the primary things that students need for success in an online school setting. Finding a way to motivate your child can help set them up for success. Depending on your child, this could mean having a goal, setting some sort of target, or providing an incentive. If your child realizes school is important and is willing to invest time and effort, their teachers will work with them to ensure their success.
Talk to teachers
It’s important that both you and your child establish and maintain open communication with teachers. re-introduce yourself and make sure that instructors know that they can always contact you with any concerns or important notifications. Also, have your child communicate with their teachers regularly. Establishing a rapport with the teachers will make it easier for your child to reach out later on and ask questions when they have them, which will be crucial to the learning process.
Make sure that they have a regular work-space
Working in the dining room one day, the living room another and their bedrooms at other times can throw off a student’s routine. In order for your child to remain attentive, they often need a certain amount of structure, so it’s a good idea to designate a specific area for them to learn in. You can base this on the way that they learn best. If, for instance, your child needs a quiet space to learn and you have a busy house, their room may be the best place. On the other hand, if their bedroom has too many distractions in it, a computer room/office might be a good alternative. Ensure that the space is well lit and comfortable. This way, your child will feel comfortable working from their designated space.
Teach them good work habits
Many kids need a little help honing good work habits, so make sure to give them some pointers and be consistent with the standards that you have for them. For example, taking breaks from work is a good idea, but the time should probably be carefully monitored and used to walk around a bit, get some fresh air, grab food or water, etc. It shouldn’t be used to surf the web or play video games; these things can be incredibly distracting and can stretch from an intended five or ten minutes to 45 without them even noticing.
The WMS Counselors will provide SEL (Social Emotional Lessons) to support our students. Each week we will host lessons on different topics. Join us for Monday Motivation, Wednesday Wisdom and Future Friday. Be sure to join in on our weekly ZOOM meetings for more conversations.
CONNECT WITH WMS VIA ZOOM
Be sure to familiarize yourself with ZOOM. This wil be a great platform to use to stay connected with staff at WMS. It's very easy to use. Teachers at WMS will send out ZOOM links weekly for their classes. Be sure to join in weekly!!
WMS ONLINE COUNSELING RESOURCES - PARENTS
Children’s Well-Being COVID-19 Resources
- Recommendations for Buying Infant Formula
- Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Keeping Kids out of the Clinic Who Don’t Need to Be There
- Northwell Health: Coronavirus Digital Resource Center
- Resources for Clinics and Healthcare Facilities
Supporting Children with Special Needs
- Information for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Coronavirus Information for the Autism Community
- Tips for ADHD Children attending School from Home
- COVID-19 Toolkit for Supporting Individuals with Autism
- COVID-19: Helping families with special needs during a public health crisis
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Helping Children Cope & How to Talk to Children about COVID-19
- How to Keep your Family Healthy, Deal with School Closings, and Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Tips for Families: Talking about Coronavirus, Time at Home, Staying Connected
- Parents and COVID-19: Helping Your Children
- Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
- Helping Children Cope with Coronavirus and Uncertainty
- How to Talk to Teens about Coronavirus
- Positive Parenting & COVID-19: Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home
- Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During Coronavirus
- How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen about Coronavirus
- How Teens can Protect Their Mental Health During COVID-19
- Discussing Coronavirus with Your Children
Homeschooling and Educational Resources
- Harmony at Home
- Suddenly Homeschooling
- Free Educational Resources for All Ages
- Activities for Families at Home During COVID19: English Spanish
- Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
- Routines and Suggestions for Activities for Children
- “Plague” Online Game for Teens+
- Cincinnati Zoo: Safari Animal Activities
- Virtual Field Trips
- Audible Free Stories for Kids
Mental Health for Parents
- Resilience and Routines for Families During the Pandemic
- How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to your Kids
- Tips for Families Separated by COVID-19
- Parents-Being “Good Enough” Right Now is OK
- Video Chats & Phone Consultations with Expert Clinicians, Managing Anxiety and Discipline
- Child Trends: Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being During COVID-19
- Managing Anxiety and Stress
- Retaining Social Support While Social Distancing
- Ways to View the Coverage of Coronavirus
- Psychological and Behavioral Health Responses and Consequences of Disaster Events
- APA Podcast: Coronavirus Anxiety
- Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19
- Maintaining Your Mental Health During Coronavirus
- Psychologist’s Tips for Emotional Resilience During Coronavirus Crisis
- Coping with the Social Impact of Coronavirus as a Person, Parent, Partner, Professional
- NAM Clinician Resilience Resources
- Dealing with Disappointment over Cancellations for Coaches, Parents, and Athletes
- NAM Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources for the HealthySteps Network
- AACAP Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Library
- Taking Care of Yourself, Your Family, Your Patients/Students/Clients
- Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Marginalized Children and Youth
- Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Additional Resources For Parents
- Helping Your Child through early adolescence.
- Body Scan for Kids
- Guided Breathing
- Mindful Breathing- Activity
- Stress Relief- Click her for Activity
- Newsela SEL
- Humble Warriors Yoga YouTube Channel
- Helping Kids With Anger
College and Career
- College & Career Readiness Video- Click Here for Activity
- Getting Into College - Info for Middle Schoolers and Families
- Education Planner - Career Clusters Activity