February Newsletter

Region 5/Valley

Rock the Vote

The time is here...let your voice be heard!! Members, voting for our 2016-2017 Executive Board has begun. A link will be sent to the email address you provided to VSCA that includes bios for the Board candidates. You will have until Friday, March 4, 2016 to vote for the new Board.

Call for Proposals

The VSCA annual fall conference will be held this year on October 12-14, 2016, in Hampton, VA at the Embassy Suites & Hampton Roads Convention Center. The theme this year is "Creating Connections." If you would like to add to this year's conference as a presenter, please go to http://www.ncyi.org/www/docs/173.383 to submit your proposal. The deadline for proposal submission is May 31, 2016. I presented at the VSCA conference two years ago and really enjoyed sharing knowledge with my fellow school counselors. Everyone has something to share whether it's a best practice, dynamic classroom counseling lesson, or a useful tool!

Time to Shine

Know a super school counselor or have an exceptionally wonderful & supportive Principal? Give them their shine by nominating them for VSCA School Counselor of the Year or VSCA Principal of the Year! Nomination forms can be found at www.vsca.org. Forms are due by April 1, 2016. Also, high school counselors encourage your seniors to enter in the VSCA scholarship essay competition...they have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

VSCA Advocating for Our Profession

Just know that your VSCA Executive Board is working and collaborating with the Virginia Department of Education and advocating for our profession on many things. Stay tuned for details!!

Save the Date

Spring Meet & Greet for Region 5 will take place in Charlottesville, VA in April. Be on the lookout for details on date, time, & location. Last year was a good turn-out for our first meet & greet in the area. There be free food and great door prizes!

Let's celebrate!

I would love to include some "glows" in our monthly newsletter or maybe a super school counselor shout out. If you have a "glow" to share, please email me at vscaregion5@gmail.com. Glows and shout outs can come in all shapes & sizes! Let's celebrate and lift up each other. Send me those emails!

Your Region 5 Representative

Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Buena Vista, Campbell, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Harrisonburg, Highland, Lexington, Louisa, Lynchburg, Nelson, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Staunton, Waynesboro