Charleston County School District (CCSD) is celebrating National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), February 4 - 8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. CCSD has 148 school counselors.National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who "implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century," according to Fronde Stille, CCSD’s Director of Guidance and Counseling Services.In CCSD counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and … [Read more...] about Providing wrap around support and services – CCSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
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This year’s motto for National School Counseling Week is “School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life.” It’s a tenet that is being celebrated this week at schools across the country – including the Petal School District – with the initiative from the American School Counselor Association that focuses on the contribution of school counselors in United States school systems. “I think throughout the course of any given school year, we have different weeks and different things where we recognize people across the nation for their efforts, and this week happens to be National School Counseling Week,” said Matt Dillon, superintendent of the Petal School District. “We’re very blessed and fortunate to have a great group of counselors across our district that do so many things behind the scene to help assist our buildings. “For example, they work closely with the administration and teachers who are dealing with social … [Read more...] about Pine Belt schools celebrate school counselors for support they provide
Share This On: — School counsellers from throughout the island are this week celebrating their profession with a week of activities, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counsellors within schools on the island, and how students are different as a result of what school counsellors do. National School Counseling Week, which runs from Feb. 4–8, 2019, also highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Coordinator of Guidance Counselling in the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, Joycelyn Eugene, said the special week honouring school counsellors provides recognition for school counsellors, who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students, as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. Mrs. Eugene cited school counsellors as being actively engaged in working in … [Read more...] about School counselors in Saint Lucia celebrate National School Counseling Week
Photo Credit: San Antonio Current By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent After the unveil of explosive reports where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, openly considered allowing schools to use federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funding, to purchase firearms and provide firearm training to educators, members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (TLC) have stepped in with an open letter to the same administrator—in protest. Comprised of over 200 national organizations working together to promote and protect civil and human rights of all people, the open TLC letter was released on Sep. 17, demanding that “the department immediately publicly clarify, that ESSA funds could not be used for weapons.” “On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights… we write to share our significant concern regarding the Department’s reported contemplation of the use of Student Support and … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos Slammed for Wanting to Use ESSA Funds to Purchase Guns in School
Jerod MacDonald-Evoy and Lily Altavena Arizona Republic Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 The stakes are high at Christa Mussi's job. She's Dobson High School's first line of defense in helping students with social and emotional problems. She's their cruise director come college application season. She's the gatekeeper when someone wants to change classes. And with hundreds of students on her roster — with the goal of seeing 20 a day — her workload is colossal. Mussi is one of six school counselors, called student advisers in Mesa Public Schools, serving Dobson's more than 2,300 students. Arizona worst in nation Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the nation, averaging 903 students to every one counselor in public schools in the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the American School Counselor Association. Arizona held a 743-1 ratio a decade ago, but … [Read more...] about Counselor crisis: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.