Pillow Elementary Cafeteria: 3025 Crosscreek Drive Austin TX 78757
Travis High School Library: 1211 E Oltorf, Austin, TX 78702
Parents, guardians and caretakers are invited to join us for a continuation of Positive Parenting, an ADHD Coaching series by guest speaker Ed Gooze, Ph.D.
The sessions are FREE!
Fall 2017 dates, North- Pillow Elementary Cafeteria: September 15, October 20, November 10, December 8. All sessions are 8–9:30 a.m.
Fall 2017 dates, Central– Travis High School Library: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13. All sessions are 10–11:30 a.m.
Spanish interpretation provided. Childcare will not be provided.
Call FASST (Family and School Support Team) (512) 414-5834 with questions or to register.
The Kealing Guidance Department is excited to announce that AISD high schools will be visiting our campus to give brief presentations during advisory in lieu of a high school fair. Each high school will be given the opportunity to bring representatives to speak on the school’s behalf, provide a power point and have pamphlets/information available at the end to distribute to students. Please see the schedule below for visits.
October 11, 2017: LBJ-Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy (Magnet) & Travis Early College High School
October 18, 2017: Bowie, Anderson and Akins HS
October 25, 2017: Crockett, McCallum, LBJ Early College High School
We are waiting to hear from Eastside Memorial Early College High School, Lanier, Reagan Early College High School. When we know the dates of their visit we will post it on our website: kmsguidance.weebly.com.
The Kealing Guidance Department is making presentations to all 7th grade students through advisory beginning on September 19th thru the 21st. The goal is to instruct them on how they could “Be the One” to help a friend who is struggling with depression or hurting themselves. The presentation explains the symptoms of depression, signs of depression or suicidal thought in another person, ways to help friends cope if they are sad or possibly struggling with depression and finally when and how to get help from adults. Counselors encouraged all students to tell an adult if someone expressed thoughts of hurting themselves; this includes telling their parents, especially if they learn of a student’s thoughts outside of the school setting.
Counselors also shared with students the number to call a help hotline, the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine, at 1 (800) 273- TALK. or to text CONNECT to 741741 to chat with a crisis counselor. Please feel free to pass this information onto others. If your student communicates to you that one of their friends is having suicidal thoughts. Please either contact their parents or the police, who have mental health officers that can check on them in their home. All it takes is one person to “Be the One” to save another’s life.
Christopher Aparicio, 8th grade counselor