• Counselor: 



    Guidance Lessons

    Students will participate in Guidance Lessons every other week. The teachers and I have a schedule set up where I meet with the grade level on a specific day. This year at Cherry, we will be following the Second Step Curriculum. As we begin to dig into the curriculum, you will see "Home Link" papers begin to come home. Please spend some time with your student participating in these activities to help bridge gaps between school and home. 

    During guidance lessons, we will focus on 4 main topics: 

    • Skills for learning
    • Empathy
    • Emotion Management
    • Problem Solving. 

    Group Sessions

    I will meet with particular groups of students based on needs that arise. We will meet during the student's lunch times in what I will call "Lunch Bunches". The teachers and I will work together to determine a need for these sessions and I will send home information with your student. 

    Individual Counseling

    As needs arise, I will meet with particular students individually. If you feel your student would benefit from this time with me, please contact me or fill our a referral form found on our Cherry webpage. 

    Academic Counseling

    The school counselor is available to talk with students about the importance of education. Topics could include motivation, study skills, testing taking tips, and anxiety about testing. 

    Personal Counseling

    The school counselor is available to assist students with a wide range or personal concerns, including such areas as social, family, emotional or mental health issues, or substance abuse. A student who wishes to meet with the school counselor should contact them.

    Student/Parent Advocate

    I am here to advocate for you and your student. If there is something that you need help deciding how to handle, a frustration, concern, or something great that you want to share, please don't hesitate to contact me or stop in to visit. I happy to help in any way that you see fit. 

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at (979)401-1300 or email me at acoates@baycityisd.org. I am looking forward to spending more time with your students and helping you as needed.