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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

MARCH

MARCH

Our value this month is patience. Patience is waiting until later for what you want
now. This can be hard! What is something you’re patiently waiting for?

MARCH - PATIENCE

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OCTOBER - INTEGRITY

OCTOBER

For the rest of OCTOBER, we will be discussing the value of INTEGRITY.  Integrity means choosing to be truthful in whatever you SAY and DO.  It sounds good in theory, but not always easy to do. When is it hard to show integrity??

Gratitude

NOVEMBER

During the month of NOVEMBER,  we will be talking about gratitude.  Gratitude is letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.  Listen to the morning announcements for more!

Generosity

DECEMBER

This month we’ll talk about generosity. We’ll define generosity as making someone’s day by giving something away. In December,
we’re used to giving away things usually in the form of gifts. But what are some other things we can give away that we can’t see?

A SMILE, A KIND GESTURE, A NICE COMMENT, A HELPING HAND

Responsibility

JANUARY

As we start a new year, we’ll look at responsibility. Responsibility is showing you can be trusted with what is expected of you. How can you
show responsibility in this new year? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?

Kindness

FEBRUARY

Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

Introduction to Kindness

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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/

Apply Texas
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 ...

www.applytexas.org

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Bright
Charles & Lois Marie Bright Foundation Scholarship - DUE APRIL 2, 2021
American Legion

Nacogdoches American Legion Post 86 - 2021 Scholarship Requirements & Application

The American Legion Post 86 of Nacogdoches, TX is offering a $1000 and a $500 scholarship directly to prospective candidates from any of the 9 High Schools in Nacogdoches County who will be graduating this year.

 

Candidates must be a child, grandchild or sibling of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, and a US citizen. The candidate must be a resident of Nacogdoches County and a graduating senior of High School or Home School and must have attended a Texas High School for at least 2 years.

 

June 1, 2021 is the deadline date for submission.

East Texas Sportsman

2021 East Texas Sportsman's Club Scholarship

DUE APRIL 30, 2021

Marine Corp

Pineywoods Detachment 1189 of the Marine Corps League In Nacogdoches is offering several $500 scholarships this year.

Please check our web page for details and application.  DUE - 4/13/2021

www.pineywoodsdetachment.com

Go Texan
GO TEXAN SCHOLARSHIP - DUE APRIL 30, 2021
Bearkat

Cushing HS Local Scholarship Application

Cushing High School Local Scholarships - DUE MARCH 31, 2021

 

EVERY SENIOR SHOULD COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION!

Rotary Club

Nacogdoches Rotary Club Application

Nacogdoches Rotary Club - DUE MARCH 31, 2021
Commercial Bank of Texas

Commercial Bank of Texas is proud to offer scholarship funds to the 2021 graduating class in Nacogdoches County.  These funds may be awarded in scholarship amounts from $250-$1,000.

A community-based bank established in Nacogdoches in 1901, the CBTx vision is to be the premier community-focused financial services organization, with a mission of being intensely focused on community service.  Giving back to the local community by rewarding the success of our students and supporting the advancement of their education exemplifies this vision and mission.

Attached is the scholarship application that is due by April 2, 2021.  We will inform you of our selected recipient for the scholarship(s) by Friday, May 7, 2021.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN

2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM FOR $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

******New Deadline - May 31, 2021*******

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY AGGIE MOTHER'S CLUB 2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY AGGIE MOTHER'S CLUB 2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Due April 24, 2021

SFA SCHOLARSHIPS
SFA has hundreds of scholarships available to new and returning students. You can search all SFA scholarships using our Scholarship Search Engine.

When you’re ready to apply, you can do so through mySFA by following these steps:

  • Log in to mySFA
  • Select the Financial Aid tab
  • Select SFA Scholarship Application
  • Within the application, you can:
    • Request references by submitting names and email addresses
    • Complete essays, when required

NOBLE SCHOLAR

NOBLE SCHOLAR INFORMATION - Forms also available in the counselor's office.

NOBLE Scholar Scholarship - Open to students attending SFASU.  Deadline:  04/23/21

PBJ Scholarship

The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Deadline:  05/31/21

FRESHMEN INFORMATION

Info for Freshmen
TEA
Grad Endorsements

Endorsement Form-MUST BE COMPLETED BY EACH FRESHMAN STUDENT

2021 Spring DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION- Sophomores and Juniors

Dual Credit

Spring 2021 Dual Credit Course Offerings

Spring 2021 Dual Credit Student Agreement

If you are planning to take DUAL CREDIT classes the second semester (SPRING 2021), you must complete the following as soon as possible.

 

STUDENTS THAT TOOK DUAL CREDIT CLASSES THIS SEMESTER (FALL 2020) WITH SFASU:

 

1) Complete and sign the Student Agreement by NOVEMBER 13. Print, email, screenshot, etc. to Gina Gresham-ggresham@cushingisd.org.  After filling out the form online, you must go to File, Save As and save the file to your computer as "Your Name."  If you do not File, Save As, the form will revert back to the blank version.  COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE.

 

2) Choose you classes from the list of available classes (attached). 

 

3) Students that took ENG 131 in the Fall will take AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE in the Spring. Students that took ENG 132 in the Fall will take COLLEGE READINESS AND STUDY SKILLS COURSE in the Spring.  These classes are not Dual Credit.

 

STUDENTS THAT ARE TAKING DUAL CREDIT CLASSES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER(JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES):

 

1) Submit an application through Apply Texas (video instructions provided below)

NOTE:  You will not have to pay the $45 application fee if you select that you are a dual credit student.  At the payment section, select fee waiver.

 

2) Complete and sign the Student Agreement by NOVEMBER 13. Print, email, screenshot, etc. to Gina Gresham-ggresham@cushingisd.org.  After filling out the form online, you must go to File, Save As and save the file to your computer as "Your Name."  If you do not File, Save As, the form will revert back to the blank version.  COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE.

 

3) Choose you classes from the list of available classes (attached). 

4) I will submit your transcript, immunization record, and test scores that are required.

 

5) If you have NOT taken the TSI, you will still be allowed to begin registration process.  You will be required to pass the necessary TSI test by November 20 to avoid being dropped.  I will make arrangements with the students that need this done.

 

ABOUT DUAL CREDIT @ SFASU
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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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