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Katy Independent School District

Bonnie Holland Elementary

​​Counselor Page""

Bonnie Holland’s Counselor
Teresa Russell
(281) 234-0531
teresanrussell@katyisd.org

This is my 7th year at BHE and my 11th year as a school counselor. It's so very rewarding to help our Holland Huskies develop healthy social, emotional, and problem solving skills!  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.  I am happy to help!

During the elementary school years, children build knowledge, develop attitudes, and acquire skills necessary to become confident and well-adjusted students. These skills provide the foundation for academic success. School counselors work with students, teachers, and parents to create a caring school environment that provides developmentally appropriate counseling services to promote academic success.

These services support the social, emotional/personal, academic, and career development of students. This promotes not only school success, but effective interpersonal skills and emotional health through education, prevention, and intervention services. The goal of school counseling is to address minor issues which may impact learning while at school.

Counseling Services Provided at BHE

Individual Counseling""

 Students may request to see the counselor as needed. To contact the counselor, students fill out a counselor request slip (located in teachers’ classrooms) and place it in the basket inside the counselor’s office. Teachers and parents can also request individual counseling for a student.


Small Group Counseling
Students may be referred to small group counseling by a teacher or parent. Small groups are offered at various times throughout the school year focusing on topics, such as: friendship and social skills, anger management, and test anxiety.


Classroom Guidance Lessons
""The counselor visits each grade level throughout the year to provide classroom guidance lessons. This provides an opportunity for students to acquire academic, social, and emotional/personal skills while working with their peers. Topics may focus upon the monthly character trait, anti-bullying, friendship, and cooperation.



Consultation""
The counselor often collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to provide solution-focused interventions and guidance to promote academic and social success.

Core Essentials is a Katy ISD approved character education program that focuses upon a different character trait each month.  We celebrate each new trait on the first Wednesday of the month by wearing the color associated with that specific character trait. Our Huskies learn about, and practice the monthly trait.  The goal is to help students develop a responsible, respectful, and caring attitude.  At the beginning of each month, your child will have a home-connection parent handout in their Wednesday folder with character education ideas you can do at home. Core Essentials is in partnership with Chick-Fil-A. 

2018 - 2019 Values: 

August 2018

Wisdom: Finding out what you should do and doing it

Tortoise; Silver

 

September 2018

Initiative: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it

Beaver; Khaki

 

October 2018

Contentment: Deciding to be happy with what you have

Orangutan; Light Blue

 

November 2018

Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone

Bat; Russet

 

December 2018

Compassion: Caring enough to do something about someone else's need

Humpback Whale; Green

 

January 2019

Self-Control: Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to

Crow; Yellow 

 

February 2019

Service: lending a hand to help someone else

Dog (Labrador Retriever); Blue

 

March 2019

Individuality: Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference

Okapi; Orange

 

April 2019

Hope: Believing that something good can come out of something bad

Butterfly; Purple

 

May 2019

Perseverance - Refusing to give up when life gets hard

Donkey; Verdigris



 


Bully Prevention  ""

At BHE, it is important for our students to feel safe and secure.  If a student believes they are being bullied or has witnessed a bullying incident, we ask that the student do the following:

  1. Immediately report the incident/problem to your classroom teacher or the nearest teacher, counselor, or administrator. Please do not wait. Remember, you are not a tattletale! You are reporting a problem so that Holland Elementary School is a place for all students to feel safe and secure.

  2.  Or, if you feel comfortable, stand up for the person who is being bullied.  You have the right to stand up for yourself or anyone else that is the target of a bullying situation. ​

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