National School Counseling Week is Feb 6 – 10
Help us celebrate Kaci Tredway and Jeremy Goode, USD 247 District Counselors, during National School Counseling Week, February 6 – 10! This year’s theme is: Helping Students Dream Big.
“School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big,” focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights school counselors’ tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
When administrators, teachers, school counselors, and other mental health professionals collaborate, students succeed. Nearly 120,000 school counselors provide students with academic, college/career, and social/emotional development.
School counselors help students in more ways than you may know.
School counselors are highly educated, professionally certified individuals who help students succeed in school and plan their career. An integral part of the total education system, school counselors help students form healthy goals, mindsets, and behaviors. With the aid of a school counselor, students learn to develop effective collaboration and cooperation skills, to practice perseverance, to develop time management and study skills, and to learn self-motivation and self-direction habits.
School counselors work to maximize student success, promoting access and equity for all students. As vital members of the school leadership team, school counselors create a school culture of success for all.
School counselors help all students:
- apply academic achievement strategies
- manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
- plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)
Appropriate duties include providing:
- individual student academic planning and goal setting
- school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
- short-term counseling to students
- referrals for long-term support
- collaboration with families/teachers/administrators/community for student success
- advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings
- data analysis to identify student issues, needs, and challenges
- acting as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement, and opportunities for all students
Every student deserves a school counselor to help with academic achievement strategies, managing emotions, and applying interpersonal skills, and planning for postsecondary options. School counselors are #HelpingStudentsDreamBig. Thank you for everything you do to support our students!
On our Facebook page, please leave a comment on how these counselors have shaped your life or your child’s life, or feel free to mail a kind word or a note of encouragement to:
Southeast High School
126 W. 400 Hwy
Cherokee, KS 66724
Southeast Elementary School
303 S. Humbert
Weir, KS 66781
Southeast Middle School
206 W. Magnolia
Cherokee, KS 66724
Let’s show Ms. Tredway and Mr. Goode how much we respect and care for them and the work they do!