School Counseling

Welcome to the Oakwood ISD School Counseling page. Here you will find information that will help aid in the academic, social-emotional, and career success of every student within our district. In the counseling office, Miss Olive helps to set standards, make goals, and collaborate among students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members in order to provide support and propel our students towards great achievements.

School Counseling Mission Statement

The vision of the school counseling department is to give all students adequate opportunities to be successful academically, socially, personally, and in their chosen careers and to help our students become productive members of society. The goal of the school counseling program is to assess and attend to the needs of Oakwood elementary, junior high school, and high school students.

School Counseling Staff

Most of you know me already, but for those who do not, my name is Lori Olive, and I am the district counselor for Oakwood ISD. I am a graduate of Oakwood HS, Baylor University, and the University of Texas at Tyler. I take my role as a school counselor very seriously. It is my passion to help all students to succeed in school, in their chosen career paths, and in life. I not only want to see them reach their academic goals, but also to develop strong social skills and develop good character. I consider it a great privilege to work with the students at Oakwood ISD.

I work with students in grades PK–12 every day. I am here to help students in any way that I can. At the elementary campus, I see students through weekly character education guidance lessons. I also see students at the elementary through parent referral, teacher referral, as well as student self-referral.

At the HS campus, I see students in groups through monthly meetings with each grade during tutorial period. In addition, students may drop by my office between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. each morning or from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. after school. I also see students individually through parent, teacher, or student self-referral.

It is my goal for every student at OISD to know that they matter. Although working at both campuses has it challenges, I will always do my best to accommodate each student to help them work through problems and come up with solutions to any issues they may face at school and/or home.

Students and parents may contact me by phone at (903) 545.2140, ext. 112, or by email. Unless it is an emergency situation, email is usually the best way to contact me. I check emails periodically throughout the day. I will return phone calls within 24 hours to the best of my ability.

I kindly ask students and parents not to contact me regarding school issues through social media, unless it is an absolute emergency. Email, phone call, or text (in some circumstances) is the preferred form of contact.

I look forward to another great school year at OISD! And as always, I look forward to working with the great students at OISD as well. Go Panthers! #smallschoolBIGeducation

Lori Olive

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Graduation Requirements

For students entering 9th grade during the 2014-2015 school year and beyond, graduation requirements are as follows: