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Counselor News

Welcome to the Gorzycki Counseling Corner
We will update this site as we get information that may help students and parents
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2018-2019 Course Selection dates
 
Wednesday, February 7 
Bowie Freshman Orientation & Showcase night 
Current 8th grade students
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Showcase
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Special group break out sessions
7:10 PM - 8:00 PM General session with Counselors and Administrators
 
Friday, February 9
Gorzycki Course Selection Sheets due 
 
Tuesday, February 13
Bowie Counselors will help current 8th grade students select courses
and fill out the Course Contract at GMS
 
Wednesday, February 21
Bowie Parent Advising Session - Gorzycki Library 
Current Gorzycki 8th grade students
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
 
Wednesday, April 25
Geometry Assessment @ Gorzycki Middle School
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 5
 Geometry Assessment @ Gorzycki Middle School
9:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Tuesday, May 22
Rising 6th grade Campus Tours at Gorzycki
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Tuesday, June 12
Bowie deadline for "Change of Mind" requests
 
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Geometry Readiness
 
The Geometry Path is new for our Rising 6th graders (current 5th grade). If your student would like to pursue the Geometry Path, they need to take the Geometry Readiness Assessment. The assessment results will be combined with 5th grade Math STAAR results to determine placement in the Geometry Math Path. Parents will be informed of placement the week of August 13th.
 
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Conscious Parenting Article Series
 
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Suicide Prevention Hotline
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Student Self-Serve
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Online Registration
Please go to the parent cloud at https://my.austinisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp to complete the registration for new students and the verification for returning students.
 
If you are a new student, please see tab on right hand side of this page for the list of documents you will need to provide after you complete the online registration.  Testing information for new students is also included on this tab.
 
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Social Media and Our Kids

 
Stay informed about social media issues such as cyber bullying, tips for parents to talk about social media, and how to protect your family from the negative impact of social media. Camera and video capability are powerful tools and require common sense. Let’s talk to our teens about when and where these tools are appropriate and empower them to use good judgment.

Please follow these links for more information from the experts:
Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media
Facebook, Instagram, and Social - Common Sense Media
How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers | Child Mind Institute
Talking to Your Kids About Social Media Safety- University of Texas

DO foster a culture of conversation in your family from the beginning.
DON'T make social media a forbidden fruit.
DO keep the conversation age-appropriate.
DO make your teen the expert.
DON'T belittle your teen's interest in social media.
DO talk about your own social media use, if applicable.
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Student Record Request:  If you are in need of records such as report cards or STAAR result, please email
emily.heckroth@austinisd.org with your specific request. These requests will be fulfilled within 48 hours of receiving the request. If student is applying to a private school, please submit the form from the school and we will send the records directly to the school requesting them.  
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