Come by and see us. We're here to help you! We offer career guidance, individual/group counseling, peer mediation, schedule changes, parenting information, PROS (People Reaching Out and Sharing) and mentoring programs.
The table below shows the counseling staff and phone numbers. Click on a counselor's name to send an e-mail.
7th grade Counselor, 8th grade A-K
|Laura Reilly||6th grade Counselor, 8th grade L-Z||512-464-8114|
How to See a Counselor
Students may come to the counseling office by completing a request form. These forms are located outside the student center. Students may want to meet with the counselor for a number of reasons ranging from academic concerns to peer pressure. Students with emergencies may see a counselor immediately.
Round Rock ISD's Guidance and Counseling
In addition to the services provided locally on the Canyon Vista campus, the Round Rock ISD has other resources that a family can make use of. Here are some links to learn more about the Guidance and Counseling program and resources offered at the district level.
Parenting resources are available throughout the year. Referrals to helping agencies are available by talking with the grade level counselor. In addition, many books, tapes, and pamphlets are available for parent use.
RRISD has introduced a new educational/careers pathway program. Students can choose a pathway that fits almost any interest. For more information, visit the RRISD Educational/Career Pathways page. Click on one of the brochures to find related college program and careers. Students may also wish to explore college and careers on the RRISD Career Development Links page.
STAAR Dates for 2012-2013
|Date||Subject Test||Grade(s)||April 2nd/April 3rd||
|April 23rd||Math Accel||7th|
|April 23rd||Math||6th and 7th|
|April 24th||Reading||6th and 7th|
|April 25th||Social Studies||8th|
Talented and Gifted (TAG)
The TAG nomination referral window runs from . Referral packets can be found on-line on the Round Rock ISD website under Gifted and Advanced Services or in the Student Center at Canyon Vista.
Math Night Information
Thank you to the Canyon Vista Community for your attendance at our annual Math Information Night. We apologize that it was so very crowded. If you were unable to attend, you may access the information below.
Schedule Change Requests
All students requesting a schedule change should see their grade level counselor. A parent's signature is required before the change is approved. Please note that due to class sizes there will likely be difficulty in honoring the request.
Newsletter - "Middle Years"
Links to the monthly newsletter, "Middle Years: Working Together for School Success":
"The Cool Spot" Website
School counselors and educators recommend The Cool Spot website. It uses engaging games and graphics to deliver important messages about the risks of underage drinking and ways to resist peer pressure. Largely based on curriculum for grades 6-8, the website was developed by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and used in a large-scale, multi-year project called the Alcohol Misuse Prevention Study (AMPS).
One goal of AMPS was to give young teens a clearer picture about alcohol use among their peers. Teens tend to overestimate how much other teens drink. But when they are provided with accurate information about peer-group drinking habits, teens may feel less pressure to drink. "The Cool Spot" incorporates AMPS goals in these and other features:
REALITY CHECK - quizzes kids about how much drinking is really going on in the U.S.
DEEP DIGGING - depicts why using alcohol as a solution to problems is trouble
PEER PRESSURE - Bag of Tricks presents animated scenes that invite kids to identify some common peer pressure "tricks." KNOW YOUR NO'S - an activity that introduces kids to a variety of ways to say no, helps them learn which one is the most effective.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, conducts and supports approximately 90 percent of the U.S. research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol problems and disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences.
Round Rock Starry Program
Starry, Inc. offers community-based counseling program to families in the Round Rock area. The Starry Fall Group sessions are open to families with children 7 to 17 years of age and who have issues in one of the following areas: Family Conflict, Runaway, Truancy or Misdemeanor offense. Services are offered to participants at no cost and are limited to 180 days or six months within one year’s time.
Individual/Family Programs Skills training in these areas are brief and solution focused. They are designed to educate and train youth and their families on how to better manage their relationship and minimize their conflict. Interventions focus on family strengths to find solutions and attempt to work with an entire family system.