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Schneider Middle wins state level excellence in school counseling award

Schneider Middle wins state level excellence in school counseling award
Posted on 02/08/2018
Schneider Middle wins state level excellence in school counseling award

Schneider wins CREST award

Schneider earns 2017 Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award for excellence in school counseling. Pictured: Counselors Danielle Knight and Maricela Escamilla and Principal Kristin Still (middle).

By Reesha Brown
PISD Communications

Rick Schneider Middle School has been named a 2017 CREST award recipient for excellence in school counseling.

The Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award recognizes schools that demonstrate a commitment to the academic, personal/social and career development of their students.

Schneider is among 70 campuses across the state of Texas to be selected for the award.

The winners will be honored during a banquet at the Texas School Counselor Association’s (TSCA) Conference in Galveston on Feb. 20.

Accepting the honor on behalf of Schneider Middle will be Counselors Danielle Knight and Maricela Escamilla, who were instrumental in enhancing the counseling program at their school.

“Our counselors are true advocates for children and families,” Kristin Still, Schneider principal said. “Danielle and Maricela have weekly student counseling groups to address issues ranging from divorce, trauma, self-esteem and bullying. They work passionately and energetically to make Schneider a positive and safe environment for children to thrive.”

The CREST program focuses on 10 areas that have the greatest impact on students, including a Principal’s Support, the School Counseling Advisory Council, School Climate and Safety, Student Results, Major Achievements, Community Partnerships and Resources, and Parent Collaboration.

A guidance support team prepares a document highlighting these areas, which reflects how the counseling program helps students succeed. The document is submitted to reviewers across the state of Texas to be judged according to state standards of excellence. 

“I am so proud of Danielle Knight and Maricela Escamilla and Schneider Middle School for earning this achievement,” Still said.