Region 5 March Newsletter

I hope everyone enjoys their Spring Break!!!

Exercise your right to VOTE!

Please cast your ballot for the 2015-2016 VSCA Executive Board. Voting is open March 15 - March 29, 2015. Candidate bios are included in the voting ballots so read them carefully and make your choices. We have a Region 5 member running for a Board position.

You can vote here:

Nominations are open for "School Counselor of the Year" and "Principal of the Year"

School Counselor of the Year (Elementary & Secondary): The purpose is to recognize one outstanding professional on each level who has made a positive impact in their school with students, teachers, and parents.

Principal of the Year: The purpose is to recognize a principal that supports and advocates for school counselors as well makes a difference in the lives of the school's children & their families and promotes a positive school climate and community.

Go to to download the applications for each award.

Kudos to you!

Celebrate your success or a colleague's success through VSCA's School Counselor Kudos. VSCA wants to recognize you or your colleague for your hard work and dedication to your school, your counseling program, and the profession.

You can submit nominations here:

Want to present at the Fall 2015 VSCA Conference?

Our annual conference will be held October 14-16, 2015 at Embassy Suites/Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia. For more information on how to submit a presentation proposal, go to -- details can be found under Conference.

Region 5 Districts:

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