Welcome to the
B.B. Rice Elementary
Counseling Corner
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Angela Orr
Counselor/Elementary
Armstrong Elementary, Conroe ISD
Tele: 936-709-2700




I am excited to be the counselor at B.B. Rice! I am here to work with all students, parents, and teachers to help provide a positive environment and emotional well being for all. During the school year I offer several different types of services such as individual counseling, group counseling, as well as informal "lunch bunch" groups. I also work with each class at B.B. Rice through guidance lessons. During these lessons we focus on issues such as improving social skills, bullying, safety, and more! Should you need any assistance throughout the year please do not hesitate to contact me! I look forward to working with your amazing students!






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







School Programs

"The Rice Way"

This proactive positive behavior management program at B.B. Rice Elementary involves  

targeting four behaviors that we strive to see throughout our school, including

Respect, ResponsIbility, Cooperation, and HonEsty  

with specific letters spelling out the school name-RICE.  

We hope to see “The Rice Way” as a reflection of our school environment.  

The Rice Way” program began in 1996 with much fanfare and success  

and will be continued for many years to come!  Colorful banners hang in  

prominent areas of the school to serve as visual reminders of our four target behaviors.  

Each six weeks a student is nominated by their peers to be “The Rice Way” award  

winner to represent their class.  The student with the most nominations wins.  

Younger students have class meetings to decide on their winner.  

 Winners receive certificates and ribbons and are seated at an honor table during  

lunchtime.  Pictures are taken of each winning student and displayed on a  

school bulletin board.  The PTO provides students with a framed picture of  

themselves with the Principal, and Counselor to take home.  

Teachers will also display the winner on a poster in their classroom.  Many of the  

students at Rice demonstrate the four behaviors daily; therefore, it is a  

very coveted award to be “The Rice Way” winner.





Watch D.O.G.S.

We are looking for dads, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures to become an official B.B. Rice WatchDOG. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America. The program helps “dads” show their committed involvement as fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at our school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears. You will be involved in various aspects of the school day throughout the entire building. You will have the opportunity to learn what your child is doing during the day, see the smile on their face, and be a positive and involved presence in our school   If you are a new B.B. Rice dad or if you have been a WATCH D.O.G. in the past, we  invite you to sign up and spend a day with us! If you are interested in volunteering at B.B. Rice as a WatchDOG, please contact me at (936)709-2700 or aorr@conroeisd.net for more information

    We look forward to having you with us!

BackpackBuddy Club

CISD partners with the Montgomery County Food Bank to help provide balanced meals for families who are in need of food. All food is given in a "backpack" on Friday afternoons for those children to have over a weekend. Each year, CISD works together with all teachers and students to help donate change for the Food Bank. Join me in collecting "Change for Change" this summer so that we can help support this great cause! If you would like information on the Backpack Buddy Club, please contact me, Mrs. Orr!





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






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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