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COUNSELING SERVICES

The School Counseling Services Department provides support and guidance for students to help develop their full educational potential, including the students’ interests and career objectives, while supporting their immediate personal concerns and social development.  The counselor team also supports the efforts of teachers, staff, parents and other members of the community in promoting the educational, career, personal and social development of students.

North Lamar ISD School Counselors follow the Texas Comprehensive Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs 5th edition.  Their program consists of four components:  Guidance Curriculum, Responsive Services, Individual Planning and System Support.

The State of Texas has mandated part of the guidance curriculum to include:

  • Anti-Bullying and Anti-Victimization,
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness,
  • Healthy Relationships (including Dating Violence),
  • Healthy Emotions (including Suicide Prevention), and
  • Post-Secondary Planning

Also, lessons are provided that promote the Essential Eight, build Social Emotional Learning skills, and incorporate the following additional character traits and personal skills:  Trustworthiness, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Good Citizenship, and School Pride.

Mission

The mission of North Lamar ISD school counseling program is to provide support and guidance to all students as a means to foster academic success, post-secondary and career preparation, and personal social and emotional development through guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning and system support, which will prepare them to lead successful and productive lives.

Philosophy

The North Lamar Independent School District is dedicated to the belief that an effective program of Guidance and Counseling is an integral part of the total educational program of each student.  These services assist all pupils directly or indirectly in making use of their abilities for their own development and for the good of our society.  The guidance program is directed toward the personal, social, emotional, intellectual, career and aesthetic adjustment and growth of each student.

As Professional School Counselors, we:

  • Through guidance curriculum, we will facilitate awareness, skill development, and application of the skills needed in everday life.
  • Through responsive services, we will address immediate concerns of students with prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Through individual planning, we will assist students in student planning and goal setting.
  • Through system support, we will provide consultation and education
  • Through character education development and guidance lessons our counselors provide social-emotional learning.

North Lamar ISD School Counselors’ Qualifications

North Lamar ISD school counselors hold a professional certificate in counseling issued by the Texas Education Agency on the recommendation of the college or university where the counselor has obtained a master’s degree in counseling.

Counselors continually update their skills by attending workshops and conferences in an effort to further their education in areas such as trauma and loss, conflict resolution, crisis management, educational planning and student development.

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Contact Information

Geneva Bailey Intermediate School
3130 N Main
Paris, Texas 75460
Phone: 903-737-7971