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Hello and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 
My name is Ms. Melissa Anzaldua and I am the School Counselor at Raquel Cavazos Elementary.  I am so excited to start off the year on a new virtual classroom journey with you. As we shelter in place from a safe distance, just know that I, along with Cavazos Elementary is here for you.  The doors may be closed, but we are only a phone call or email away.   
 

As a School Counselor, I work with students, teachers, staff, family, and members of the community.  My goal is to help create a positive, connected, learning community where all students feel valued, heard, understood, and safe.  Let us work together to see our students soar to new heights.

 

What is the role of a School Counselor?

The role of the School Counselor is to help all students at their local campus to fully develop academic, career, personal, social and emotional abilities. The counselor is an educator who delivers a comprehensive guidance program in the school as recommended by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

 

Why contact a School Counselor?

To assist a student and family with: 

  • Transition to a new school or grade
  • Family transitions (divorce, remarriage, siblings, death etc.)
  • Crisis situations
  • Personal needs or concerns of students (friendship, illness, stress/anxiety/worry etc.)
  • Academic achievement concerns

 

Guidance Curriculum:

All students receive services through regular scheduled classroom guidance lessons on a bi-weekly basis. Topics and content may include lessons on:

  • Self-awareness and acceptance
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Character education
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional recognition and regulation
  • Growth mindset
  • Decision making/problem solving
  • Career and academic planning

 

Responsive Services:

A School Counselor assists students with any immediate personal concerns, crisis or event that is causing stress in the academic environment through individual or small group counseling sessions.  If additional support is needed referrals to Mission C.I.S.D. Licensed Professional Counselors are available.

 

 

Feel free to contact me at:

School: (956) 323-7200 

Email: manzal40@mcisd.org

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