HMS Counseling Services

Welcome to Henry Middle School

Counseling Services

We hope your time at Henry Middle School (HMS) is always positive. We feel the better informed you are, the more positive your experience will be.

This webpage was designed to help you and your child navigate smoothly through middle school. Please regularly visit the entire website, including teacher web pages, in order to be up-to-date on upcoming events. We are here to assist you in any way we can, and we hope this web page serves as an effective tool for your journey.

From course selection and placement in special programs to guidance with personal academic concerns, the counselors are available for you. In addition to assisting individual students, we conduct various guidance related activities from classroom lessons and small groups to campus-wide events throughout the year.

We look forward to guiding you through a successful year at Henry Middle School!

- HMS Counseling Staff

HEROES MENTORING

Who are our HEROES ?

Caring adults who have a Heart for Encouraging, Respect, Optimism, Enthusiasm and Self-confidence with our students while providing guidance and support to cultivate personal, social and academic development. These everyday people — parents, community members, or business professionals.


Who Is In the Program?

Students participating in the program come from different backgrounds, have a variety of interests, and a wide range of ages. They may need help with academic achievement, character development, problem-solving skills, improving self-esteem, relationships with adults and peers, and school attendance. A teacher, counselor, or parent can recommend students for the program, or a student may ask for a mentor. We must have parent permission in order for a student to participate in the program.

Do you have a student who would benefit from a HEROES mentor?

Complete the Parent Permission Form | En español

Return completed form to the campus counselor

Counselor will match the student with a mentor within the following two weeks.

Questions?

Contact Shannon Lombardo at 512-570-0029




LISD District Counseling Services Resources


"Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship and identity". --Psychology Today

ADAPT-Alcohol Drug Prevention Team

This program aims to provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention education and counseling so that students develop intellectually, socially and emotionally free of drug/alcohol use. More info found here: ADAPT

ADAPT offers many services such as:

      • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug education programs in schools
      • Individual and small group counseling
      • Tobacco cessation classes for middle and high school students
      • Voluntary Drug Testing Program for middle and high school students
      • Substance abuse assessments
      • ****Please contact Counseling Dept. for more information.


FST-Family Services Team

Mission Statement: Provide services that help LISD students and families achieve a sense of safety, stability and healthy well-being in order to be successful in school. More info found here: FST

FST offers many services such as:

      • Provide short-term individual and group counseling with students and/or guardian(s)
      • Provide case management services
      • Conduct assessments and provide referrals to community agencies for mental health issues
      • Submit referrals to community agencies for basic needs assistance
      • Provide parenting support
      • Provide community outreach
      • Support for consultation with LISD school personnel
      • Support inter-agency collaboration and coordination
      • Facilitate crisis intervention
      • Provide training to campus staff on crisis systems and processes
      • ****Please contact Counseling Dept. for more information.


Dear 7th Grade Parents,

We are quickly approaching the Austin Life Guard/ Character and Sexuality Education Presentations. Austin Life Guard is presenting to 7th grade students on October 24,25, and 28 during their science class. Please visit their website at www.lifeguard-tx.org for more information about the curriculum being presented. If you would rather your 7th grader opt out of these presentations, sign and submit the opt out FORM attached and turn it in to the 7th grade Counselor or the front office.