SLSSCA NEWSLETTER

St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association

Please take time to sign up to attend. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with other school counselors and to gain learning specifically to school counseling programming.
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SLSSCA Governing Board Opportunity

Are you interested in utilizing and developing your leadership skills? St. Louis Suburban School Counselor is looking for individuals to fill three open positions on the SLSSCA Governing Board next year.


SLSSCA Governing Board members are required to attend:


  • four governing board meetings
  • three professional learning meeting in the Fall, Winter and Spring
  • time commitments between professional learning meetings



If you are interested please complete the nomination form by May 15


2017-18 SLSSCA Governing Board Nomination Form

Resources to Teach and Implement Mindfulness in School Counseling

School Counselor's please check out the following presentation on Mindfulness & Yoga in the Classroom presented at our Fall Meeting by Linda Peterson & Sarah Bodi, school counselors at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves.


Then check out the additional resources on the SLSSCA website that support implementing mindfulness in school counseling.


Below is a great film on what implementation of mindfulness practices looks like in one public middle school.

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MSCA has had a number of concerns voiced from members regarding the role of the school counselor in IEPs and 504s. Would you please take a few minutes to respond to the following survey about this topic to better inform us about the current responsibilities of school counselors in Missouri? One link is for school counselors in public schools, and one link is for school counselors working in private/charter schools. Please respond by Friday, May 12.


Public School: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0Jc8vMgRoCvzTDwh-kWnYHnVsOXVbx4ZfRGW-nO4NcRWH2A/viewform?usp=sf_link



Private/ Charter School: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScl2k8N6RJtZyIGU1mCKmfaXQebfQUVg56mvfLVuUqhDMWd8A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Communities across the country are reducing chronic absenteeism by using a comprehensive set of strategies that: 1) prevents absences from occurring, 2) organizes caring and early outreach to families and students before absences add up, and 3) coordinates supports and services for vulnerable students who miss the most school.

This second of four Attendance Awareness Month 2017 webinars focuses on early outreach and intervention. Join us and learn what teachers, mentors, school nurses and other caring adults can do to identify and help students improve attendance as soon as they show signs of falling off track.


Register Here

St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association

If you have any questions or comments please contact Matthew Berry, President of SLSSCA at onewildcounselor@gmail.com or at the email below.