Southside Region 8

October 2015

VSCA Conference Is Here!!!

Greetings and Happy Fall!!! The Virginia School Counselor Association Fall Conference starts on Wednesday, October 14th through Friday, October 16th. The conference is jammed packed with exciting sessions and activities just for us; SCHOOL COUNSELORS. See more details below. I hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2pm to Friday, Oct. 16th, 2pm

Embassy Suites & Hampton Roads Convention Center Hampton, Virginia

Please visit for details about the sessions planned and events. Region 8 will have Fall Meet & Greet on Thursday, October16th at 5:00pm. Below is information if you are still in need of overnight accommodations.

Overflow Hotel
(The overflow hotel is right down the street and
within easy walking distance of the Embassy Suites
and Hampton Roads Convention Center!)

Hilton Garden Inn
1999 Power Plant Pkwy
Hampton, VA 23666

The Hilton Garden Inn has a rate of $104 per night, plus tax.

Click here to link to the Hilton Garden Inn reservation page with the institute special rates.

If you would like to call in your reservation to the Hilton Garden Inn, the number is 1-757-310-6323. Just mention the "Virginia School Counselor Association Conference" and the dates, October 14-16, 2015.

Fall Meet & Greet 2015

Meet & Greet

We will have our Fall Meet & Greet on Thursday, October 16th at 5:00pm. There will be a orange flier at registration that will give details. This is a great time to meet new colleagues and catch up with familiar colleagues within our Region....Hope to see you guys there!!

Virginia Department of Education School Counseling Specialist-Joseph Wharff

Meet our new School Counseling Specialist, Mr. Joseph Wharff!! We have someone at the state level who can now help school counselors navigate through our day-to-day job details and adventures. His number is (804) 225-3370 and email is . He is currently seeking to give school counselors meaningful professional development opportunities. Please let me know what areas of professional development are of interest to you!!

Region 8 Monthly Communication

I will be sending out monthly emails and/or newsletters in order to touch base with you all. Please let me know if there is anything that VSCA can do and/or help you do within your divisions. Also, SPREAD the word...VSCA is here, no need to fear!! We are an organization that provides services to school counselors! Join today @

Professional Development

I know there is a need of professional development opportunities out within our Region as there are many events and incidents that place around our region that ultimately affect our students. Please send me an email if there is a particular area that you would like to seek professional development in.

Southside Region 8 Representative-Dominique Foster

  • Amelia
  • Appomattox
  • Brunswick
  • Buckingham
  • Charlotte
  • Cumberland
  • Greensville
  • Halifax
  • Lunenburg
  • Mecklenburg
  • Nottoway
  • Prince Edward