Counselor's Corner

Cassie Brown, Counselor
Devine Intermediate School
cassie.brown@devineisd.org
830-851-0405
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September issue Home & School connection.pdf
October issue Home & School Connection.pdf

Counselor’s Corner

Cassie Brown

 

The beginning of school is always exciting, and this year is no exception. Students have new teachers, new classes, and the opportunity to make new friends.

As exciting as the start to a new school year can be, it can also be an overwhelming time. Starting back to school means getting back into a structured environment and learning how to adapt to all of the new changes.  Some students may welcome the thought of learning something new and making new friends while others might fear it.  Regardless, all students want to be successful and liked by their peers.  The fear of failure or being rejected by others can be discouraging.   However, I have had the opportunity to witness many of our students trying to comfort their peers.  These students are doing what they seem as natural but they are also showing kindness and compassion.

This school year, Devine Intermediate will be teaching students about Random Acts of Kindness. The goal is to help them realize that simple acts of kindness can brighten someone’s day. Something as simple as a smile or a compliment can change someone’s mood. Random acts of kindness can have a positive impact on the world.

Random acts of kindness occur around us daily but we do not always realize it.  When someone has been kind to me, it makes me want to pay it forward.

Kindness does not have to cost anything. It can be as simple as smiling at a person or giving someone a compliment. I like the saying, “Kindness is free so throw it around like confetti.” 

Devine Intermediate is a great campus and we want our students to have a positive school year. Remember that attendance is valuable to your student’s success in school.  Making sure that your student attends school regularly ensures that he/she will not miss learning. If possible, try to schedule appointments and family outings after school hours. There will be times when absences are unavoidable due to illness or family emergencies, so make sure to contact your child’s teacher and get missing schoolwork.  We want to work with you and make certain that your student does not fall behind academically. Please remember to send a note or doctor’s note with your child after an absence.

You can call our office at 830-851-0495 and talk to our secretary, if you have questions about attendance. 

If I can be of any support, please contact me at cassie.brown@devineisd.org or call at 830-851-0405.

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