May Wrap-Up

VSCA Region 6

The end of the year is here....

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! Our kids had their last day on May 20th and I'm going to miss them this summer, though I have to admit I'm excited to have some quiet time in the office over the summer to (re)organize and plan. Some of you have a few more days with your students -- I hope they're great! Keep reading for some notes and tidbits about what's going on with VSCA in our state/region!

Counselor Evaluation Tool...Coming Soon!

The counselor evaluation tool developed by VSCA members in collaboration with VDOE is getting a few final tweaks and will be posted on the VSCA website soon. You'll definitely be notified when it "goes live." Check it out when it's up! It's an optional tool, but we're hoping your districts and administrators will find it useful. Please reach out to VSCA and/or your regional rep (me!) if you would like assistance in advocating for its adoption in your district.

VSCA Scholarship Winner

I had the opportunity to present a $1,000 VSCA scholarship to an outstanding Blacksburg High School senior, Marissa Anodeo. Marissa was selected by VSCA's scholarship committee on the strength of her incredible essay on the impact that her elementary school counselor had on her academic, social, and career development. Shout out to that counselor, Jennifer Baldwin!

High school counselors -- keep an eye out for next year's call for submissions.

Congrats to our regional winners!

We appreciate all of our lovely VSCA members -- and to show it, we had a drawing for $25 Amazon gift cards. Lucky winners in our area include: Christina Decker, Hilah Divers, & Darrell Goad! Treat yourself!

Not a member? Want to get in on the fun? Click here to learn about all of the amazing benefits of membership!

Creating Connections: Conference 2016

I know members have gotten plenty of emails about conference -- so I hope you've all registered! :) Since I currently send the newsletter to regional members and nonmembers alike, this is a public service announcement for nonmembers: the conference hotel is filling up quickly and we have tons of amazing presentations on tap. You don't want to miss this! Click here for more info and to register. Hope to see you in October!

Let's stay in touch...

Questions, comments, advice, jokes, recipes....I want to hear from you! Found any amazing resources, have a positive experience you want to share? I'd love to include them in newsletters. Have a great summer, everyone!