Hello!
Contact the Counselor

Feel free to call or email

Our number is 254.863.5419

My direct extension is #355

or email me at:

aradde@axtellisd.net

Counselor Introduction

I am proud to have served as the counselor here at Axtell Elementary School since 2003.  

A few of my duties as the school counselor include:

  • classroom guidance lessons to provide students with the skills necessary to make decisions and solve problems
  • counseling individual students and small groups to discuss academic concerns, college and career awareness, grief, loss, family issues, stress and/or bullying
  • promoting a positive school climate
  • coordinating 504 meetings and paperwork
  • coordinating STAAR testing as well as Gifted & Talented testing

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of working with your student!

STAAR Testing Dates for 2022-2023

Please do NOT make appointments on these days!

April 26 (Wed) Grades 3-5 Reading/Language Arts

May 3 (Wed) Grade 5 Science

May 10 (Wed) Grades 3-5 Mathematics

What Is a School Counselor?

A Counselor is someone who listens no matter what you say.

A Counselor is someone you can talk to when you feel confused.

A Counselor is someone you can talk to when you need to share something very special. A Counselor is someone you can talk to when you feel worried.

A Counselor is someone you can talk to when you feel proud.

A Counselor is someone you can talk to when you feel sad.

A Counselor is someone you can talk to when you feel lonely.

A Counselor is someone who is always a friend!

Please let your child know they can write a note and put it in the black box outside my door, use their iPad camera to scan the QR code on the wall to fill out a Google request form, or come by to see me if they ever need anything!

Classroom Guidance Lessons

Throughout the school year I will be visiting classrooms to share lesson on the following topics:

ANGER, BRAGGING, BULLYING, CAREER, CARING, CAUSE & EFFECT, CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES, CITIZENSHIP, COMPASSION, CONFIDENCE, COURAGE, DETERMINATION, FRIENDSHIP, GOAL SETTING, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, KINDNESS, LEADERSHIP, LISTENING, LOYALTY, MANNERS, PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE, POSITIVE THINKING, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, SELF-DISCIPLINE, SELF-ESTEEM, SHARING, SPORTSMANSHIP, STUDY SKILLS, TABLE MANNERS, TESTING SKILLS, WORRYING