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Auxiliary Services covers most aspects of Student Services within Barbers Hill ISD as well as additional responsibilities. Information regarding Health Services, Counselors, and Mentors can be found on this page.

Health Services is led by Colleen Goundrey, R.N. (ext. 1444). The district staff Wellness Program and School Health Advisory Council are developed through Health Services. All state mandated health requirements are overseen through this department as well as coordination of district programs that involve county and community resources.

The mandated federal Homeless and Foster Care programs are managed through our social worker, Lesley Gershmel (ext. 1450). The local district task force called “Safe Schools Safe Students” that addresses issues such as Bullying is coordinated by Daniel Andrews, DAEP Principal (ext. 1435). He also manages our random drug testing and canine detection program.

The Mentor Task Force and Mentor Program is led by Robin Waller (ext. 1290). The District Flyer Policy is approved through Carla Rabalais (ext. 1220). The coordination of all outside Volunteers is approved by Julie Heffner (ext. 1300). Residency policy has been established and is approved through Linda Gerhart (ext. 1355).

Health Services

Barbers Hill ISD is privileged to have eight outstanding nurses who serve our student body of 4,500 students. In addition to providing daily oversight for students with medical needs, these ladies also teach health and safety, facilitate medical and dental screenings, coordinate wellness initiatives in collaboration with the School Health Advisory Council, and provide parents with vital health information. Our nursing staff is under the direction of Colleen Goundrey, R.N., Coordinator of Health Services.

Health Services Webpage

Bully Prevention

Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually, bullying happens over and over. According to the Barbers Hill ISD Student Code of Conduct, bullying is defined in the following way:

Bullying means engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District and that:

    1. Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or
    2. Is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.

    This conduct is considered bullying if it:

    1. Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and
    2. Interferes with a student's education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.

    Bully Prevention Webpage

    Teen Dating Violence

    In recent years, more and more researchers, health practitioners, and youth service providers have become aware of the problem of teen dating and sexual violence. Teen dating violence is shockingly common. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that nationally one in 11 adolescents has experienced physical abuse. CDC also cited a 2001 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association stating that one in five high school girls have been sexually abused by a dating partner. Many youth also experience emotional abuse, harassment, and stalking in dating relationships. 

    Teen dating violence is a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of or actual physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control his or her partner. This form of violence can include verbal abuse, written materials, use of weapons, the destruction of property, stalking, and other forms of intimidation.

    Teen Dating Violence Webpage

    Counseling

    Counselors are located on each campus and can be reached at:

    Kindergarten Center       Primary School 
    Cheryl Abshier
    cabshier@bhisd.net
    Ext. 1324 
      James Harris
    jharris@bhisd.net
    Ext. 1269 
         
    Elementary School N   Elementary School S 
    Lori May
    lmay@bhisd.net
    Ext. 2804
      Lori Meador
    lmeador@bhisd.net
    Ext. 1502
         
    Middle School N   Middle School S
    Luanne Martin
    lmartin@bhisd.net
    Ext. 1405
      Paula Harmon
    pharmon@bhisd.net
    Ext. 1225
       
    High School    District Social Worker 
    Leah Veazey   Lesley Gershmel 
    lveazey@bhisd.net   lgershmel@bhisd.net
    Ext. 1277   Ext. 1450
         
    Miki White    
    mwhite@bhisd.net    
    Ext. 1276    
         
    Tiffany Guy    
    tguy@bhisd.net    
    Ext. 1262    
    Mentoring

    The purpose of the Mentor Program is to assist in building significant relationships between students and positive adult role models.

    For information on becoming a mentor visit the Mentoring webpage.

    Volunteering

    Barbers Hill receives tremendous volunteer support from parents and grandparents. There are many opportunities for volunteers at our campuses.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer visit the Volunteering webpage for more information.

    Community Events

    If you would like to have a community event listed on the site, please read the Guidelines For Approval of and Access to Flyers and complete the Flyer Distribution Request Form.

    Community events Webpage

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