Wednesday, January 22, 2014

“Program Review: The Price of College Sports

"We Got Game: Sports on Film," took place Thurs. Jan 16 at 7:30 pm, with Schooled: The Price of College Sports and Q&A with Bobby Valentine, Sacred Heart University Athletic Director/former Mets Manager/Executive Producer, Producer Andrew Muscato, and ESPN reporter T.J. Quinn.

The film last night on the price of college sports was truly fascinating.  The three speakers afterward were so informative, and I guess the big question is whether our college athletes should be paid.  They do get scholarship to attend the college, but all feel they are not getting an education.  Many hours are spent for them to prepare for games, and they get some tutorials to just get by at the school.  The big money goes to the coaches and athletic administration, plus all the shirts, caps, etc.  Many of the athletes were interviewed for the film, and they feel they are getting a bad deal all around.  Not sure if you want any info to go out on the blog, but thought I would send it anyway.  The documentary film is out on DVD though.
Marilyn Jablonski
[Review submitted Friday, January 17, 2014]

Monday, January 20, 2014

National School Counselors' Week

 January 15, 2014

Hello, NYS School Counselors:

Our special week - National School Counselors’ Week, February 3-7, 2014 – will be here before we know it.  This is our week to celebrate the work we do for all children and their entire school communities.   We all understand the vital role school counselors play in addressing the development of social-emotional, academic, and college and career readiness in all the students we serve. During National School Counselors’ Week, educators, students, parents and administrators are encouraged to recognize their Professional School Counselors for the positive impact we have, on a daily basis, preparing students at all educational levels to become successful and productive members of society. 

Our job is not always an easy one, but it is a rewarding one. This is why we continue to give our all-and-all every day. Take advantage of the resources available through the NYSSCA website, as well as ASCA’s website, for resources available to promote your profession and National School Counselors’ Week.

On behalf of the New York State School Counselor Association’s Executive Board, we want to let you know how much You and your professional dedication are appreciated. Keep doing the fantastic job that we know you all are doing!

Ronald L. Smith
NYSSCA President 2013-2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thursday, February 13th Program

You’re Invited!


Do Your Students “Just Say No?”
Getting educated on preventing drug abuse in your school
Assistant District Attorney Mary C. Kornman
Concerned about the rise in prescription drug abuse in your school; the dangers and prevalence of medications such as oxycodone; the issue of over the counter drug abuse? Be alert and join us for a powerful discussion with Assistant District Attorney Mary C. Kornman on prevention and how we can alert our students to these dangers.

* Sponsored by
Berkeley College *
Thursday, February, 13th
Registration 3:30pm—4:00pm
Program & Dinner 4:00pm—7:00pm

200 Knollwood Road Extension
Elmsford, NY 10523
Current WPRCA Members: FREE
Non-WPRCA Members: Event Fee $25
Become a WPRCA Member for only $30/year!

RSVP by Monday, February 3rd
(914) 831-0455