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CELEBRATING!!!!! National School Counseling Week 2016

National School Counseling Week 2016, "School Counseling: The Recipe for Success," will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Celebrating "School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

Friday, Feb. 12th, 12-2pm

2708 Enterprise Road

Mitchellville, MD

PSC Celebration @ Newton White Mansion from 12:00-2:00 pm

Please sign-up in ERO to attend.

SRN: 3400216001

FEBRUARY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS



  • Just wanted to take a moment to send a reminder of all scheduled professional development trainings for the month of February. Please mark your calendars accordingly but more importantly, please read carefully as some dates and locations have changed.




February 5 Suicide Intervention Training @ Glenn Dale Community Center -

ALL HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Two sessions: 8:30-11:30 am and 12-3:00 pm

MUST sign up via ERO

SRN 3402316105 PM session / AM session is FULL


February 5 S-GAP Training at OHSDC from 12-3, Suite D

Session is FULL


February 11 Middle School Counselors' Training @ Southern Regional Technology

& Recreation Center

Two sessions: 8:30-11:30 am and 12-3:00 pm

MUST sign up via ERO

SRN 3409916207 AM session/ 3409916208 PM session


February 12 PSC Celebration @ Newton White Mansion from 12:00-2:00 pm

MUST SIGN up via ERO to participate

SRN: 3400216001


February 17 New Professional School Counselors' Training @ Jesse B. Mason,

2720 Iverson St. Temple Hills, Md. 20748 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

MUST sign up via ERO

SRN: 3409916301


February 19 S-GAP Training at Woodmore ES from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Session is FULL


February 25 High School Counselors' Training @ Southern Regional Technology

& Recreation Center

Two sessions: 8:30 am-11:30 am and 12-3:00 pm

MUST sign up via ERO

SRN 3409916209 AM session/ 3409916210 PM session

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Advocate for the Role of School Counselor

National School Counseling Week is a great catalyst for advocating for school counselors. Use this opportunity to share with your school and community what school counselors do to support student success. Ways you can do this include:

  • Read daily announcements about National School Counseling Week over your school PA system or on your school’s news program.https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/NSCWannouncements2016.pdf
  • Speak at a school staff meeting about the work you do with students.
  • Host an “Open Office” (like an open house) during National School Counseling Week where students, teachers, parents, and community members can come and learn more about the services you provide that support student success.
  • Display a bulletin board in a prominent place in the school that outlines all the services school counselors offer.
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Recognize Supporters

If any teachers, principals, parents, or staff members support your program or your role as a school counselor, a great way to say thank you is by recognizing those individuals formally or informally. Some ways to do that include:

  • Highlight your biggest constituent:Students! Provide students with bookmarks, stickers, and pencils. Encourage students to share ways that they have been supported by you as a school counselor. Share their messages with administrators.
  • Recognize teachers and administrators. One year during National School Counseling Week, my colleague and I gave all of the teachers and administrators a card that said “Teachers, Administrators, and School Counselors work together for student success. In celebration of National School Counseling Week, we would like to thank you for being one of the ‘3 Musketeers.’
  • Share something special with all staff. For last year’s National School Counseling Week, my colleague and I gave all of the staff members a bottle of water and a flavored drink mix with the message “Together we help ‘quench’ the ‘thirst’ for knowledge! We appreciate you!”
  • Award special supporters! Present award certificates to specific individuals (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff) who went above and beyond in their support of your school counseling program.
The First Lady Honors the 2016 School Counselors of the Year The White House
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