GKCSCA Fall 2021 Newsletter

Greater Kansas City School Counselors Association

Welcome GKCSCA Members

I hope by now you are finding a routine and settling into a new school year. It was so nice to see student faces in the hallways and classrooms.

Your GKCSCA Governing Board met this summer and we are excited to see our fellow counselors in person this year at our Fall Professional Development meeting. In addition to the face to face offering, we will continue to host the meeting via Zoom for those who are unable to attend. We understand how difficult it can be to leave your school, so we hope the online option will be helpful if you can't meet in person.

We are also keeping our fingers crossed that MSCA Fall Conference will proceed as planned and be in person! And yes, the MSCA Hospitality Room will be making a comeback.

Looking forward to collaborating with my fellow GKCSCA members. Remember to practice self-care and take time for yourself! You are important!

Best wishes,

Angie Sharp, GKCSCA President

GKCSCA Membership

It's time to renew or join your Greater Kansas City School Counselors Organization. We look forward to collaborating with YOU this year!

You can register online via the link below, or you can download the paper membership form and mail it to us.

We now offer payment via Paypal and Venmo, too!

Register TODAY by competing the Google Form


GKCSCA Professional Development Scholarship

The purpose of the GKCSCA Scholarship is to provide professional development opportunities for school counselors and/or school counselors in training to attend the Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA) Fall Conference. The goal is to provide counselors an opportunity for professional development that would not otherwise be achievable through local funding sources.

The award amount will be determined by the cost of early-bird registration ($165) plus two nights of lodging (up to $107 per night plus tax). Additional travel costs such as food and gas will be the responsibility of the recipient.

The application can be found below in the Google Form.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible so arrangements can be made to attend. Recipients will be recognized publicly at the Fall GKCSCA PD meeting.

GKCSCA Fall Professional Development

Fall Professional Development will be held Tuesday, September 28th IN PERSON!

Lunch will be served, so we need a headcount. Please RSVP for lunch by September 21 at https://forms.gle/HSmmFDSveoHvfatBA

We will also provide a virtual option. In order to obtain the Zoom link, please complete the Zoom Registration Form https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscOuqrTIvH9eL4yM-g93S-cR8kZT_z3OO

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MSCA 2021 Fall Conference

Currently, the MSCA 2021 Fall Conference is scheduled to be held in-person on November 7-9 at the Tan-Tar-A Conference Center.

Early Bird Registration Deadline is October 1st

Don't miss out on the best professional development of the YEAR!

Stay Connected!

We encourage all of our members to follow us on our social media platforms to keep up to date on the latest information from GKCSCA.

In addition, don't forget to visit our website at http://www.gkcsca.org/

21-22 GKCSCA Governing Board