Our department staff consists of
School-Age Parent Program
Communities in Schools
Advise TX Advisers
Our staff works together to provide services
to studentsand their families.
VISION: Student Support Services will provide a world-class service to all Edgewood ISD students; parents and community members ensuring students receive the best counseling and social services available.
PURPOSE: To provide outstanding services in an efficient and positive manner to help students receive a world-class education.
Middle School Parents
November 11, 2013
Wrenn Middle School
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“It’s Your Game…Keep it Real”
High School Parents
November 12, 2013
John F. Kennedy High School
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
“Reducing the Risk”
Refreshments will be provided.
Reducing the Risk (RTR) is an evidence/research based curriculum for secondary school students taking high school health class. The curriculum implementation will begin spring 2014 and will provide instruction and practice in using social skills needed to prevent unwanted and unprotected sexual encounters. RTR teaches refusal skills, delay statements, and alternative actions students can use to abstain or protect themselves from pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and HIV. Norms for abstinence are strongly encouraged along with how to protect themselves from pregnancy and STD using medically accurate information. Both are reinforced in each of the 16 lessons through the skill instruction and practice. The curriculum emphasizes that youth should avoid unprotected sex, abstinence is the best and safest approach, and that youth should always use protection if they have sex.
It’s Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG) is a classroom and computer, evidence/research based curriculum for middle school youth in middle school. The curriculum implementation for 6th graders will begin in spring 2014. The curriculum is grounded in theory and was developed to prevent teen pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), including HIV. There are four computer-based lessons and interactive activities that facilitate group discussion including role-plays for students to practice refusal skills. IYG emphasizes abstinence but also teaches students how to protect themselves from pregnancy and STD using medically accurate information. The curriculum also incorporates a life skills decision-making paradigm that assists students to: 1) select personal limits on risk behaviors; 2) detect situations that might challenge these limits; and 3) use refusal skills and other tactics to protect their chosen limits.
Domestic & Dating Violence occurs when a person in a current or past dating relationship uses physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control the other person in the relationship.
Some examples of abuse include:
name-calling or putdowns, keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends, stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job, actual or threatened physical harm, sexual assault, stalking and intimidation.
Any student who believes that he or she has experienced prohibited conduct or believes that another student has experienced prohibited conduct should immediately report the alleged acts to a Teacher, Counselor, Principal or other District employee.
MAKE A PLEDGE TO NEVER COMMIT, ALLOW OR REMAIN SILENT ABOUT DOMESTIC & DATING VIOLENCE.
Love Shouldn’t Hurt!
This is in accordance with Edgewood ISD Board Policy FFH (Local)
A huge "Thank You" to the Edgewood District Alumni Association! They donated $500 in gift cards to Edgewood ISD students who are in need of shoes.
Gift cards willl be given to students that are referred by the campus counselor.