Southside Region 8
National School Counseling Week-February 1st-5th
It is time for VSCA Board nominations. If you would like to run for a position on the board please visit www.vsca.org. We need people who will work hard and who like to have fun!!
Do you know an amazing school counselor or administrator? It's VSCA awards nomination time. Nominate & Celebrate. We have awesome school counselors and administrators in Region 8. Let's nominate them and celebrate them through the VSCA awards. Please visit http://www.vsca.org.
Student Scholarship Essay Competition is back!! Encourage your seniors to APPLY!! Go to www.vsca.org for more information and details.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches participants to recognize and respond to warning signs of mental health issues and crises in adolescents (12-18) and teaches a 5-step action plan for crisis and non-crisis situations. It is an interactive training with hands-on activities, role plays, and simulations. You can visit
REMINDER: DOE asking all school counselors to add the STI numbers to any student currently enrolled in a Virtual Virginia course into Virtual Virginia student information system by Feb 15, 2016. The purpose is to grab data from those courses to help with verified credit and graduation discussions. Questions go to Mark Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER: R U Ready & Ready or Not magazine/online for careers. Target audience is 10th graders but good for 6-12. http://www.cteresource.org/links/career_resources.html
Military transfers and graduation requirements - using virtual learning to graduate. Virginia making compacts internationally to allow students to graduate. Call/email Joe with any questions for students who must transfer due to military and there are credit issues.
SUPER FAFSA PROJECT
Attention High School Counselors!!! It is Super FAFSA Month!! SCHEV will offer another free webinar on February 11th. Please see below for more information or visit www.schev.edu. FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). Let me know what activities you are conducting at your school to help assist your parents and students this month!
SCHEV: Both webinars are FREE and OPEN to all Virginians (students, parents, counselors, access providers, etc.); however, space is limited.
Financial Aid 101: Federal student aid programs and the FAFSA
Thursday, January 21 at 5:30PM
Register now at http://tinyurl.com/SFPWeb1
How to Complete the FAFSA Tutorial
Thursday, February 11 at 5:30PMRegister now at http://tinyurl.com/SFPWeb2