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1132009_113244_0.pngWelcome to the
Armstrong Elementary
Counseling Corner

April M Castille
Counselor/Elementary
Armstrong Elementary, Conroe ISD
Tele: 936-709- Metro: 832-482-6233





 Welcome to the Counseling Department at Armstrong Elementary.  I am very blessed and honored to be here to serve our children.  My philosophy in counseling is meeting the needs of every child from Pre-Kindergarten to 4th grade.  In today's society, we are ever changing. With these demands and influences in the lives of our children, learning can be impacted considerably; therfore interventions are in integral part of the learning process.  I am dedicated to helping all students with things like problem solving, understanding feelings, making friends, doing their best in school, and making good chioces for the future. Counseling at Armstrong elementary is based upon giving students the tools to be successful in school with the goal of those skills being carried over into life long learning in all avenues including academics, personal, and social.

I am looking forward to an awesome year!!!!

If ever you need anything for you child, yourself, or your family, please don't hesitate to contact me.





What does a school counselor do?

An Elementary School Counselor provides:
School Guidance Curriculm
        -A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth
Individual & Small Group Counseling
        -Ongoing activites designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans
Responsive Services
        -Includes: consultation, individual/small group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation
System Support
        -Professional development, collaboration, program management and operation





Elementary School Counselors help:

Students    
  -achieve academic goals
-develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves
-cope with life changes
-develop problem solving and decision making skills
-develop emotionally and socially
-begin to develop career goals

School Staff
-understand and meet students’ personal, social, emotional, academic, and behavioral needs


Parents
-understand their child’s emotions and behaviors
-access community resources when needed
-with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors
-Interpret standardized test scores



What are some specific things Ms. Castille does?

Classroom Guidance for all grade levels 
                                                                                                       
Work with small groups and individual                   
students on topics such as:                                    
        -behavioral concerns                                            
        -academic concerns                                              
        -family/life changes and crises                 
        -friendship issues                                                      
        -grief                                                                  
        -attendance concerns                                            
        -anxiety                                                                        
                        
Facilitates/Assists with the following programs:                                                                
        -Red Ribbon Week        
        -Go Get it Week
        -School registration
        -Gifted and Talented
        -Response to Intervention       
        -Thanksgiving Family Feast      
        -Backpack Club                                                                  
        -United Way                                                             
        -Top Astro                                                                      
        -SWIM/Community Mentoring
        -Anti Bullying Month
        -Holiday Families in Need       
        -Beginning of the year assistance(clothing, supplies, etc)

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Elementary Guidance Curriculum

Kindergarten Classroom Guidance:
Friendship Skills
Bully Prevention
Personal Safety
Drug Safe

First Grade Classroom Guidance:
Friendship Skills
Bully Prevention
Personal Safety
Conflict Resolution Skills
Respect of all People
Developing a Feeling Word Vocabulary
Handling Worries
Drug Safe

Second Grade Classroom Guidance:
Friendship Skills
Bully Prevention
Personal Safety
Conflict Resolution Skills
Practicing Kindness
Drug Safe

Third Grade Classroom Guidance:
Friendship Skills
Bully Prevention
Personal Safety
Effective Communication of Feelings
Problem solving
Drug Safe

Fourth Grade Classroom Guidance:
Friendship Skills
Bully Prevention
Personal Safety
Problem solving
Drug Safe


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The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.