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    Birdville High School

    Welcome to Birdville High School Counseling Page!

    2020-2021

    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 7:30 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.

     

    Sincerely,

    BHS Counseling Team

     

     

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    Conversations between the student and counselor are considered confidential.what you say in here stays in here

    BISD SCHOOL COUNSELING

    VISION STATEMENT:

    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.

    MISSION STATEMENT:

    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.

    BELIEFS

    ALL Students:

    • 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.
     

     

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    Scholarship Website

    BISD has launched a scholarship website.  Check it out!

     

      

     

     

     

    Senior Transcript Information 

    Seniors- you may now request official transcripts be sent to colleges and universities through a service that BISD is using called Parchment. You should have received an email with instructions in your BISD email account, or you can go directly to the parchment website by clicking https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/22496/account or the title above. 

     

    $3 for students

    $5 for 2020 alumni

    Three free for students on free and reduced lunch

             One free final senior transcript upon graduation

     

    If you have any questions about Parchment, please contact your counselor.

     

    Ordering Message:

    BHS asks that you not request a transcript simply to view. All transcripts can be viewed in Skyward, located in the same place that you find your report cards. Please reserve Parchment requests for college admissions purposes. BHS will not fulfill requests to view.

     

    817-547-8252

    Fax:  817-547-8005

    Jacqueline Travis (Student Last Names A - D)

    Terri Ramsey (Student Last Names E - He & Sped Students)

    Deborah Conaway (Student Last Names Hi - M)

    Stephanie Stevenson (Student Last Names N - Sh)

    Cindy Larson - Lead Counselor (Student Last Names Si - Z)

    Richard Griffin- Student Assistance Counselor (Student Last Names A-J)

    Sara Mellado - Student Assistance Counselor (Student Last Names K - Z)

    Shelby Griffith- Graduation Coach 

      


    Office Staff:

         Danette Johnston, Receptionist

         Janet Adams, Registrar

     

    Navigate through the right menu pane to contact the above staff.

    For our students who are CURRENTLY in Dual Credit classes!!

    • TCC is committed to continuing to deliver quality instruction and helping our students achieve their goals. Dual credit classes will be delivered to your students online.
    • Verify they can log into the MyTCC portal and access their class: https://my.tccd.edu
    • For log-in assistance or tech support contact TECH 24/7: 817-515-8324
    • Log in to their MyTCC email and read all communication from their Instructor

      Be mindful that online instruction is not self-paced. The Instructor will provide them with a calendar and clear deadlines for completing their coursework each week. To optimize their success, they should prepare to meet these deadlines, and log in to their course site regularly.

      If students need reliable Internet access, review the offers listed below or contact a TCCD campus for options.

      Internet Resources

      Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More
      Comcast Increases Access to Internet
      AT&T waives data overage fees

     

    College/University/Military Representatives

    If representatives want to schedule visits at our campus or request information, contact Jacqueline Travis at 817.547.8278 or email her at jacqueline.travis@birdvilleschools.net 

    Look for updates on the Birdville High School Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/birdvillehighschool

    Follow us on Twitter @Birdville_High

    CREST Award

    The counselor department received the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas--CREST for the third consecutive year.  They have received this award in the 2006-

    CREST 2011-12

    CREST 2008-2009 Page one

    CREST 2008-2009 Page two

    CREST 2008-2009 Page three

    CREST 2008-2009 Page three

    Revolution Prep Scholarship Information (for SAT/ACT): 
    Scholarship Information

    www.revolutionprep.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Counselor Duties

    Counselors are divided by the first letter of the students' last names

    for all grade levels.

     

    Counselor Support

    BHS counselors welcome interaction with the community, parents, staff and students.

     

    Meeting with the Counselor

    Students are welcome to visit the Counselors' Office, located off the main hall, across from the Library. 

    Counseling Office hours are 7:00-3:00. Adults are welcome on a drop-in basis; however calling ahead to schedule your visit insures that the Counselor will be free and avoids a possible wait or return visit.

Welcome Message: To the Senior Class of 2020 Welcome to Parchment. BISD is offering this service to make ordering transcripts easier for you. It's also more efficient, and will deliver your transcripts to the colleges you choose in the format they prefer. Here is the link to join Birdville High School. Right click on the link and click on open hyperlink. https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/22491/account If you have any questions about Parchment, please contact Lead Counselor, Cindy Larson at cindy.larson@birdvilleschools.net Ordering Message: BHS asks that you not request a transcript simply to view. All transcripts can be viewed in Skyward, located in the same place that you find your report cards. Please reserve Parchment requests for college admissions purposes. BHS will not fulfill requests to view. To send a final transcript to colleges and universities after semester 2 has ended please make sure to select "Hold for Grades".

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    Guidance and Counseling Administrative Office
    6125 East Belknap
    Haltom City, Texas 76117

    Phone (817) 547-5780
    Fax (817) 547-5530
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