CCS Celebrates National School Counseling Week
CCS Celebrates National School Counseling Week 02/03/2020
Cabarrus County Schools joins with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in celebrating National School Counseling Week from Feb. 3–7, 2020.
The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.
School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; they work in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s fast-changing world; they focus on positive ways to enhance students’ lives in and out of school, now and in the future.
In Cabarrus County, our school counselors work directly with students to help them expand on academic and life skills. They are often the silent heroes in our school buildings. In elementary school, counselors help children learn important safety and social-emotional skills that last throughout their lives. Middle school is a challenging time for many children and school counselors are there to support their health decision making. High school counselors can provide academic advisement and emotional skill development that help young people launch into success in college, careers and life. At every school level counselors focus on life after school. They truly are helping build better humans.
“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, post-secondary options and social/emotional skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director. “School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.”
More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities. Parents or community members with specific questions or concerns about school counseling programs should contact the school counselors at their local schools. More general information can also be found on ASCA’s website, www.schoolcounselor.org.
About the American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 50 state and territory associations and a membership of approximately 36,000 school counseling professionals. For additional information on the American School Counselor Association, visit www.schoolcounselor.org.