Dear Birdville High School Families,
Our comprehensive school counseling program is committed to providing your student with social-emotional support and counseling services throughout the school year and during this time of face-to-face and virtual learning. These services will be provided remotely in the following manner:
- BISD Counselor’s Corner Webpage
- Canvas: All students will be invited to our Canvas page.
- Google Voice/Text for remote phone conferencing and counseling.
- Google Hangout Meet for remote video conferencing and counseling
- Email for communication and conferencing
We are available for BHS families Monday-Friday from 7:00 am-3:00 pm.
Parents, students, and teachers/staff can refer a student for routine concerns but referrals should not be used for mental health emergencies. If your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room for help. If your child is having suicidal thoughts or making plans to harm themselves, you may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1- 800-273-TALK (8255) for free 24 hour hotline support.
Please note: Although we make every effort to protect students’ privacy, we cannot guarantee confidentiality in an online environment.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we work together this year! I know this continues to be a difficult time for everyone and we are committed to offering support to you and your child/children.
BHS Counseling Team
Conversations between the student and counselor are considered confidential.
BISD SCHOOL COUNSELING
The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.
The mission of Birdville High School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
- Are unique, valuable, and capable of reaching their highest potential.
- Can learn and achieve social-emotional and academic success when encouraged and nurtured in a positive and safe environment.
- Should feel safe, supported and encouraged at school.
The School Counseling Program:
- Uses data-driven evidence in order to evaluate the needs and effectiveness of programs in place, as well as to provide appropriate future programs or interventions.
- Is child centered, developmentally appropriate, and preventative.
- Is developed in consideration of the special needs and the diverse ethnic, cultural, and racial differences of all students.
The School Counselor:
- Is an advocate for all students and for the school counseling program.
- Utilizes data to manage and evaluate the school counseling program on a regular basis.
- Works with stakeholders within the district, as well as in the community, to provide a high-quality school counseling program.