Guidance and Counseling

School Counselor – My name is Dotty Caldwell.  I have been the school guidance counselor at Dr. Nixon for 18 years.  Dr. Nixon is a wonderful school with a rich multicultural population.  We are also proud to welcome our many Military families to our wonderful community.  I am available to assist teachers, parents, and students with concerns that may affect the academic performance of the child.  Issues may include a child affected by divorce, deployment and social interactions.  Please feel free to stop by and see me if you have questions or concerns.  I begin the school year by identifying at-risk and homeless students so that we may get them into proper interventions/services.  Operation School Bell provides needy students in grades 1-5 with new clothes and shoes.  Toys for Tots provide needy families with Christmas toys and gifts.

 Advanced Academics -  Dr. Nixon offers the school-wide enrichment program.  Kinder and First grade are serviced by a 45 minute daily program. Second through Fifth grades are serviced by a half day or full day program.

 Events throughout the Year

We have many events/initiatives that educate our students and parents. Throughout the year we focus on anti-bullying, following the conflict resolution 4 step plan, staying safe, making good decisions, character development, college and career development, and transition activities for our 5th grade students getting ready for middle school.

 Freedom Week/Constitution Day – Week of September 17th

Anti-Bully Week – September (activities throughout the year)

Fire Prevention Month – October (safety)

Red Ribbon Week – October (drug awareness activities throughout the year)

Gen-Tx Week – November (activities throughout the year)

Black History Month – February

Dr. Nixon’s Birthday – February 17th

5th Grade to the University of Texas at El Paso - May

5th Grade to Nolan Richardson Middle School