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DISTRICT COUNSELOR

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Gresham, Gina
Counselor
(936) 326-4890 x224

Cushing Independent School District Counselor Vision:

All students at Cushing ISD will acquire the academic, career, personal and social skills to reach their fullest educational potential and be well-prepared to meet the challenges and high expectations of the 21st century.  All students will be supported by the comprehensive school guidance and counseling program that facilitates skills to successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive community members who respect themselves and others.  As productive, life-long learners, our students achieve their fullest potential, making a positive difference in our school and community.

Services Provided:

  • Deliver Guidance/Counseling Curriculum
  • Planning for your future (Registration/Course Selection)
  • Responsive Services
  • Brief Solution-Focused Counseling
  • Parent Consultations
  • Community Resource Referrals
*Please note, school counselors do not provide "therapy" or "traditional counseling."
Referrals for outside counseling services are available for children experiencing grief, divorce, family separation, deployment or mental health concerns.
School counselors attempt to help all children get the most out of school.  Your support and cooperation can help make your child’s school years a rewarding experience.  It is our hope that parents and  students feel free to use these services.
I look forward to working with you!

Counselor's Virtual Office

Counselor's Virtual Office - Under Construction

2021 FRESHMEN - Endorsement Presentation

Freshmen

4/23/2021   

Eighth grad students have received their Endorsement Form and Graduation Toolkit packet.  Parents/Guardians, please, sit down with your student to review the PowerPoint Presentation titled "CISD Endorsement Presentation 2021".

Endorsement Forms are due Monday, April 24, 2021.

Other Attached Documents:  Endorsement Form; Freshmen Course Request Form

2021 FRESHMEN Student/Parent Presentation

Freshmen Course Request

Building Bearkat Character

SENIOR INFORMATION

FAFSA

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA®, is the most important step you can take to get money to help pay for college. All federal financial aid programs, many state aid programs, and some programs offered by individual colleges require students to complete the FAFSA®. Because the FAFSA® unlocks so many types of financial aid, students from families of all incomes should complete the FAFSA®.

The FAFSA® opens to seniors for the 2021-2022 academic year on October 1st and remains open through June 20, 2022, but the sooner you fill out the FAFSA® the better so that you don’t miss out on qualifying for aid you are eligible for.

https://studentaid.gov/

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Complete and submit your admission and scholarship applications online. Get started now » Preview the 2020-2021 applications » Preview the 2019-2020 applications » View the 2020-2021 essay prompts » No need to start from scratch. Copy a completed application and use it to apply to another school. Essay prompts for U.S. Freshman and ...

ApplyTexas - Applicant Home Page (goapplytexas.org)

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Rotary Club
Badders Law Firm

Badders Law Firm - Due March 31, 2022

Nacogdoches Junior Forum

Nacogdoches Junior Forum

www.nacjrforum.org

Due January 15, 2022

Cherokee Co

Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Scholarship

www.cceca.net/scholarships

Deadline:  February 28, 2022

Rusk Co

Rusk County Electric Cooperative Scholarship

https://www.rcelectric.org/scholarships/

 

Deadline:  March 4, 2022

Marine Corp

MARINE COPRS LEAGUE PINEYWOODS DETACHMENT SCHOLARSHIP

DUE 3/14/2022

SCHOLARSHIP (pineywoodsdetachment.com)

INFORMATION & APPLICATION

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year!

Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Don't let your students miss their chance to become a BURGER KING® Scholar.

DUE 12/15/21

https://haganscholarships.org/

Hagan Scholarship Foundation – Helping Rural Students Graduate College Debt Free (haganscholarships.org)

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help rural students graduate college debt-free. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college and other benefits. Recipients must graduate from one of over 6,300 eligible public high schools. Hagan Scholars from 43 states currently attend 378 colleges and universities. The award of a Hagan Scholarship has been life changing for many recipients. Over six hundred more scholarships can be awarded in April 2022.

DUE 12/1/21

https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/?dtd_cell=SMSCGESCSOSOOTOTOTHOTHRN010102

Find scholarships for college.

Find free money for college that you don’t need to pay back.
https://etcf.org/scholarships/

Scholarships - ETCF

DUE 12/1/21

Region 7 Scholarship

Region 7 Association of Educational Office Personnel Scholarship

 

AEOP Scholarship (google.com)

 

DUE 3/15/22

Requirements

Application - English

College Financial Aide and Scholarship Opportunities

FRESHMEN INFORMATION

TEA
Grad Endorsements

Endorsement Form-MUST BE COMPLETED BY EACH FRESHMAN STUDENT

2022 Spring DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION

Dual Credit

If you are planning to take DUAL CREDIT classes the second semester (SPRING 2022), you must complete paperwork as soon as possible.

 

AC

Angelina College - Cushing High School MOU

SFASU

Stephen F. Austin State University - Cushing High School MOU

COVID-19 Parent and Student Resources

CORONAVIRUS STUDENT GUIDE: EXPLANATIONS AND NEWS UPDATES

CORONAVIRUS STUDENT GUIDE: EXPLANATIONS AND NEWS UPDATES

https://sharemylesson.com/todays-news-tomorrows-lesson/coronavirus-student-guide

Standardized Tests - SAT, ACT

ACT COVID 19

Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention

If you have concerns that your child may be using or is in danger of experimenting, using, or abusing illegal drugs or other prohibited substances, the school counselor can provide you with a list of community resources that may be of assistance to you. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains information regarding children’s mental health and substance abuse intervention services on its website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/transition/mhsa.aspx

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Cushing ISD is committed to partnering with parents to support the healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development of its students. If you are concerned about your child, please visit Texas Suicide Prevention or contact the school counselor for more information related to suicide prevention services available in our area.

https://texassuicideprevention.org/ 

ApplyTexas

Apply Texas

ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding post secondary institutions available in Texas.

On ApplyTexas you can accomplish a multitude of tasks including:

  • Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.
  • Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.
  • Copy a submitted application to another institution.
  • Submit your application essays online.
  • Apply for scholarships from participating universities.
  • Search for and view both general and university specific information.
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