NCSCA Southwest Region News

September 2015

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Give Back by Volunteering at Fall Conference

Support NCSCA and earn a $10 voucher toward a future NCSCA sponsored continuing education activity AND an NCSCA t-shirt. It's easy! Just follow the link below to sign up. For additional info, visit our website at ncschoolcounselor.org

Join or Renew your NCSCA Membership Today

For just $40 a year or $0.11 a day, you can become a Professional member of the North Carolina School Counselor Association. Graduate students & school counselor retirees can join for just $25 a year or $0.07 a day.


There are a number of benefits to membership including access to resources, reduced registration rates for our annual conference and regional workshops, professional and legislative advocacy, exclusive access to our professional publication NCSCA News and much more! So join or renew with your state school counseling association today!

Veteran's Day - A word from President Christy Welch

This year’s conference takes place on and right after Veteran’s day. This has not been overlooked. My dad, Soupy Campbell, is a Vietnam Veteran and I think it is important to honor our veterans not only on Veteran’s day, but every day.


If you are a veteran and will be at conference on Wednesday and/or Thursday we would be honored for you to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the keynote speaker.


Please contact Christy Welch at welchc@watauga.k12.nc.us so that we can be sure to coordinate this effort to honor both you and our country.

2016-2017 NCSCA Elections


Applications for NCSCA Officers is Now Open!


NCSCA Elections Process


1. NCSCA Elections is now a part of Delegate Assembly at Fall Conference.


2. Officers elected in the fall will take office July 1 of the next year.


3. Review officer responsibilities (found on our website).


4. Read Section D: Nominations and Elections (NCSCA Policies).


5. Complete the NCSCA Election Application (Deadline-October 10, 2015)


The following positions are open for elections:


NCSCA President-Elect


NCSCA Regional Vice-Presidents for the following regions:


East Region VP

Southeast Region VP

Southwest Region VP

Western Region VP

Free Money!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to get funding for school counseling programs and/or professional development! Sept. 30 is the deadline to apply for NCSCA grants and scholarships for the 2016 spring semester.


3 types of grants or scholarships opportunities:


•Mini Grants- provides funding for implementation of activities and programs mirroring the ASCA National Model Standards, NCDPI School Counselor job description, and NC Guidance Essential Standards Curriculum.


•Professional Development- provides funding to counselors for attending professional educational opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in the delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program.


•Graduate Student Scholarship- awarded to an accepted or current graduate student in a school counseling program in the state of NC. This scholarship provides funding for graduate students to enhance professional development opportunities.


This is a simple way to receive free money in order to boost your professional development opportunities or enhance comprehensive programs at your school! For more details, go to http://www.ncschoolcounselor.org/ and select the "Professional Development" tab and click on grants and scholarship to choose the application of your choice! For clarification, applicants will be notified within two weeks of receipt of proposal. Good Luck!

Upcoming Events for the Southwest Region & NCSCA

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