For the second consecutive year, Sycamore Springs Elementary has been recognized as a CREST – Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas – by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA). The organization honors school counseling programs that demonstrate a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives of students and the achievement of students in academic, career and personal social domains. It is only awarded to schools that have principal support, a school advisory council, a focus on school climate and safety, strong student results, have major achievements, community partnerships/resources and parent collaboration. CREST is a continuous improvement document that school counseling programs can use to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to obtaining results.
Former SSE Counselor Kim Bird (who is now the district Middle School Mental Health Professional) coordinated the school’s application process. Sycamore Springs Elementary is one of just 28 elementary schools statewide and 10 in Central Texas to receive this honor.
Sycamore Springs Elementary will be honored Feb. 10 during the Texas School Counselor Association's 14th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference in San Antonio.