Mr. Harris' Blog

Welcome... I hope this blog can be useful, particularly to parents and the community, as another way to stay connected to what's going on around McNair. Find out more about McNair school counseling by clicking around the blog or reading my program brochure. Students can use my "Mr. Harris Please Help" form to let me know they need to chat. Please browse around and contact me ( if you just cannot find what you're looking for! It's my pleasure to serve McNair and the community.

Child just needs more help?

Here are a couple options for therapy at no charge:
- Family Solutions for Kids offers a great variety of services to meet the needs of children and their families including therapy and psychiatric services (brochure).
- Community Psychological Service (at UMSL) offers therapy for children & families for a variety of concerns. Psychological evaluation is also offered.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Facebook Privacy

About everyone you talk to these days is on Facebook.  If you're a parent who is okay with your student having an account, please consider at least ensuring that the account is private and only viewable to friends.  If you're not sure how private the account is after you do your best to secure it, read this article to easily cross-check.  The directions will allow  you to view your page or the page of your student from the eyes of a stranger.

Friday, August 13, 2010

100 Bookbags with Supplies Donated to McNair Students

If you were at McNair's "Back to School BBQ" Thursday, you may have noticed the green bookbags available.  These were made available by the generosity of the folks at First Christian Church of Florissant.  Thanks again to all of those who made this possible and for reaching into our community once again!

Internet Safety Guide for Parents

Check out the publication "Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online".  The link to download the guide is HERE.  It contains much current information parents should be aware of.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A New Kind of School Counselor

This video illustrates how the role of the school counselor has changed over the years.  The focus has become more on reaching the entire school population with prevention strategies (like whole class teaching).  The overall concept is often called "Comprehensive Guidance".