VTSCA Updates

August 2015

Happy summer school counselors. While the start of the school is quickly approaching, VTSCA hopes that everyone has had the chance to relax and re-energize for the coming year. Below you will find information about upcoming VTSCA events as well as some highlights from the ASCA Annual Conference. Please take a minute to check out what is coming up.

VTSCA Board Orientation

Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 9-11am

50 Alexis Dr

Burlington, VT

Please join current VTSCA board members for an informal meeting where you will learn about:
  • Board member roles & responsibilities
  • Upcoming events & initiatives
  • How you can become involved with the organization


Please RSVP by Friday August 14th if you would like to attend. If you have any questions contact Kara Pawlusiak at vtsca.treasurer@gmail.com

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

VTSCA's 2015 Annual Conference: The Art & Science of School Counseling

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 8am

228 East Mountain Road

Killington, VT

For more information please visit our website http://www.vtsca.org. Conference registration opens on August 15th.

The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs and the Profession

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1 Upland Road

Norwood, MA

In connection with the Universal Technical Institute and our neighboring school counseling associations VTSCA is proud to present Dr. Trish Hatch. This workshop is designed to provide participants with the attitudes, knowledge and skills to utilize data to design, implement, evaluate and improve their school counseling program.


For more information and to register online click here

ASCA 2015: Spice Up Your School Counseling Program

In June six Vermont school counselors attended the ASCA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Four of the six presented at the conference including (from left to right) Bill Scarlett from Central Elementary School in Bellows Falls, Vicki Nelson from Charlotte Central School, Rebecca Lallier and Amy Wheeler from Dothan Brook School in White River Junction. Kara Pawlusiak from Colchester Middle School and Suzanne Francke from Union Elementary School in Montpelier were also in attendance representing VTSCA at ASCA's Leadership Institute and Delegate Assembly.


The conference is a great opportunity for school counselors from across the nation to network and learn from one another. Mark your calendars for the 2016 ASCA Annual Conference: The Recipe for Success in New Orleans, LA happening July 9th-12th. Session proposals are now being accepted.

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RAMP Recognition

Congratulations to Champlain Valley Union High School's school counseling department for being the first school in Vermont to be recognized as a RAMP program. On June 30th Vicki Nelson accepted the award on behalf of CVU at the Recognition Dinner in Phoenix.
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