School Counseling Week 2015
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 2–6, 2015, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
This year’s theme “School Counseling: Building Magical Futures” provides all school counselors a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how school counselors are the foundation in constructing healthy and happy school environments in Wisconsin.
The special week honors school counselors by recognizing professionals who have implemented comprehensive school counseling programs which actively engage students to examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents; work in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children; and support teachers and other educators in providing an educational system where students can realize their potential.
More than 30,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week's festivities. Many school counselors will be hosting special events and activities to call attention to the myriad benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program.
To advertise this special week in your district or community, you could download this sample press release and customize with information about what your school or district is doing to celebrate National School Counseling Week.
You could also extend your excitement by requesting that your superintendent, major, or other local or state dignitary proclaim February 2 – 6 as National School Counseling Week. Download a blank proclamation today.
Listed below are additional ways to celebrate and promote National School Counseling Week. Comments in Bold are creative ways to incorporate this year’s theme “School Counseling: Building Magical Futures” in your promotions:
Additional materials (order by 1/23/15 to ensure they arrive in time for NSCW) and ideas are available on the American School Counselor Website – http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/about-asca-(1)/national-school-counseling-week
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