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School Counseling Week 2014

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 3–7, 2014, 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 3 – 7 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:
 
  • Create special school counseling announcements focusing on all areas (academics, personal/social, career) where a counselor can help the student body (We have the magic in helping to solve your problems)
  • Have lunch with your colleagues and celebrate your many accomplishments  (Build a sub)
  • Create daily contests that engage students in learning more about the counseling program (Tear down walls, Support  your counselor, watch your stress disappear)
  • Advertise to parents and teachers what you do through newsletters, brochures, and/or emails.
  • Share creative ‘gifts’ with students or staff to demonstrate you appreciate their support.
  • Mint candy – “you are worth a mint to me…compliments of the counseling department
  • Pencil – “School Counselors point you in the right direction.”
  • Hugs/Kisses – “School Counselors promote a positive school climate.”
  • Lifesaver – “School counselors can save the day…if you give them a chance.”
  • Gum – “School counselors can get you out of a sticky situation.”
  • Snack bag of chips – “School Counselors will chip in and help anytime.”
  • “Extra” brand gum – “School Counselors work extra hard to make our school great.”
  • Mounds candy – “If you are under mounds of pressure, come see your school counselor.”
 
Additional materials and ideas are available on the American School Counselor Website – www.schoolcounselor.org
 
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