Counselor's Corner

Counseling Office

  • Dear Harmony Hills Families,

    Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year!  There is so much excitement in the air as we welcome our families back to our building! Your school counselors would like to reach out and re-connect with our families to share some important information.

    Role of a School Counselor

    Our role is to support student academic performance by providing social/emotional, academic, and career related interventions.  This may include in-class presentations, brief individual counseling, peer mediation, small group counseling, and other targeted interventions.   We also can serve as a liaison/advocate for parents and students when working with education staff.

    Our school counseling program is designed around Harmony Hills' unique needs.  Our goal is for students to grow academically, emotionally, physically, and socially.  Our hope is to provide resources that are useful and engaging to both students and parents alike!

    How Can my student access the school counselor?

    Students and parents can access the school counselor via email.  Additionally, students and parents can call their school counselor directly to discuss any emergent concerns.

    • Anna Blake, ablake@neisd.net (210.407.3835)
    • Kimberly Varner, kvarne@neisd.net (210.407.3826)

    When should I consider contacting the school counselor?

    You are welcome to contact us for any concern, however there may be concerns that are more directly related to our role as defined above.  For example,  

    • If your student is experiencing any social/emotional distress, please contact us.  
    • If your student is having an academic concern that isn't resolved after working directly with the classroom teacher, contact us. 
    • If there is a significant change in your student’s behavior that indicates the need for extra support, please contact us. 
    • If you're unsure, please call or email.

     

    As a Leader In Me Campus, we believe in simple practices that help all families live happy successful lives. 

Comprehensive Guidance Plan

  • Guidance Curriculum

    The guidance curriculum is designed to systematically provide lessons to students that facilitate growth, development, and transferable skills in the areas of educational, career, personal, and social development. Guidance lesson topics will include Healthy Coping Skills and Mental Health, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Social Media Safety, and Healthy Life Choices.

    Responsive Services

    The purpose of responsive services is to intervene on behalf of students whose immediate personal concerns or circumstances put their continued educational, career, personal, and social development at risk. These services include responding to crisis, individual counseling, group counseling, and parent conferences. 

    Individual Planning

    The purpose of individual planning is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their individual educational, career, personal, and social development.

    System Support

    The purpose of system support is to identify and coordinate resources and activities on campus and in the community that indirectly benefit students.