Region 2 News (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland counties)
I would like to wish all Region 2 School Counselors a Happy National School Counseling Week. Beginning February 3rd, please promote School Counseling in your district with the theme - School Counseling: Building Magical Futures. As we all know, National School Counseling Week ends February 7th, but as School Counselors, we advocate for our students all year. School Counselors go above and beyond and your hard work and determination are truly appreciated. National School Counseling Week is sponsored by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), where we highlight the tremendous impact School Counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Please read below for news and updates from Region 2:
- To find out
ideas for National School Counseling Week, visit our website at www.nyssca.org.
Click on National School Counselors Week resources and materials under
"current news '. The article entitled "National School
Counseling Week" will give you several ideas to help you promote your
profession. Pencils, bookmarks, stickers and posters are some of the
- For more
resources during National School Counseling Week: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/about-asca-%281%29/national-school-counseling-week
- Please also
download the NYSSCA 2014 winter newsletter at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?EID=40c2c23b-841e-476a-9e7a-cd3c0b83694e.
This can also be found on our website.
O'Connor, former president of the National Association for College
Admission Counseling, wrote this article about National School Counseling
Week. You can also view from our NYSSCA twitter feed. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-oconnor/national-school-counseling-week_b_1242341.html
- Our 2014
conference theme: School Counselors: Informed, Accountable,
Impactful. October 31st - November 1st at the Albany Hilton
Hotel, Albany, NY. Please visit our website for additional information.
- June 2014
Regents schedule: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/schedules/2014/regents-614updated2.pdf
- NYSED memo about
eliminating double-testing in math:
- WPRCA program
for FEB 13th titled Student Drug Abuse Prevention at
Knollwood Country Club. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check your local organization's website http://wprca.org/ for other news, events and professional development.
- As mentioned in
my previous news blast, BOCES offers many professional development courses
through My Learning Plan. Please visit https://www.mylearningplan.com/webreg/catalog.asp?H=1&D=12439%20.
You can also peruse http://issuu.com/nylady/docs/professional_development_catalog_fi/7?e=1170945/3339686
for additional PD/courses.
- NYSUT Education and Learning Trust offers many courses towards your permanent certification in school counseling. Please download this form to see which guidance courses are approved by NYSED. http://www.nysut.org/~/media/Files/NYSUT/Resources/2013/December/elt131218CourseforCertificationListing1pdf.pdf
DON'T FORGET TO SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL NYSSCA CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 31ST, 2014 - NOVEMBER 1ST, 2014, ALBANY, NY
Happy National School Counseling Week!!
John Cucurullo, Region 2 Governor, 2013-2014