Thursday, October 30, 2014

WPRCA Notice: High School Mentoring Meeting



We would like to invite all new or untenured counselors who are presently working in a high school to a mentoring meeting.

 Tuesday, November 18th
  8 am to 10 am  
Byram Hills HS , Armonk, NY
College & Career Center

The purpose of this meeting is to support new counselors by discussing a variety of issues that high school counselors deal with, share best practices and provide an on-going counselor network of support.  Please join us!!   Refreshments will be served!

Please RSVP to Susan Buchman:  sbuchman@byramhills.org

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"The Principal-Counselor Relationship" Panel Discussion - November 20th



Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association in collaboration with School Counselors of Rockland County Inc.

Present

“The Principal-Counselor Relationship”
A Panel Discussion with Middle and High School Principals

Hear from Principals from Westchester and Rockland

Jeffrey Getman (Somers Middle School)
Michael Gill (North Rockland High School)
Joseph Mercora (Nyack Middle School)
Patricia Taylor (Rye High School)

Moderated by Guidance Director Mike Mahoney of Nanuet

Sponsored by Iona College

* DATE*
November 20th

* TIME*
Registration and Social hour 3:30-4:30 pm
Program begins promptly at 4:30 pm
Dinner to follow

* LOCATION*
Iona College Rockland Campus
2 Blue Hill Plaza
Pearl River, NY 10965


RSVP by November 4th at

Thursday, October 16, 2014

“The Principal-Counselor Relationship”

Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association in collaboration with School Counselors of Rockland County Inc.

Present

“The Principal-Counselor Relationship”
A Panel Discussion with Middle and High School Principals

Hear from Principals from Westchester and Rockland

Jeffrey Getman (Somers Middle School)
Michael Gill (North Rockland High School)
Joseph Mercora (Nyack Middle School)
Patricia Taylor (Rye High School)

Moderated by Guidance Director Mike Mahoney of Nanuet

Sponsored by Iona College 

“The Principal-Counselor Relationship” is based on a study done by The College Board and National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)

A Closer Look at the Principal-Counselor Relationship
A Survey of Principals and Counselors
by Doreen Finkelstein, Research Scientist, The College Board
A Project of:
The College Board
American School Counselor Association
National Association of Secondary School Principals

More info available at:
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/CloserLook.pdf
&
http://nosca.collegeboard.org/research-policies/principal-counselor


* DATE*
November 20th

* TIME*
Registration and Social hour 3:30-4:30 pm
Program begins promptly at 4:30 pm
Dinner to follow

* LOCATION*
Iona College Rockland Campus
2 Blue Hill Plaza
Pearl River, NY 10965


Reply by November 4th at
http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/0fb19670233d1cb7fe87

"School Counselors: Informed, Accountable, Impactful"


October 31st & November 1, 2014
The Albany Hilton Hotel
Albany, NY    

 

The WPRCA Scholarship Application should be submitted to Mr. John Cucurullo
by October 20th!

The scholarship will cover registration fee
up to $250.


     


Attention: High School Counselors & College Personnel


WPRCA is sponsoring a workshop at the
upcoming GUIDANCE EXPO

Presenter: Ingrid Grieger, Ed.D, Director, Iona College Counseling Center, former Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, Graduate School of Education

Presents
Easing the Transition to College:
The Critical Role of the Counselor

First year college students and their parents are often unprepared for the potentially arduous task of making a successful transition to college. Although most colleges and universities offer summer orientation programs for both students and parents, they vary significantly in duration, breadth, depth and overall quality. Therefore the process of educating students and their parents about the complex expectations that college students will face, about the developmental and psychological stressors they may encounter, and about the sometimes troubling realities of college life should begin during the senior year of high school. For example, students and their parents are often unaware that college students are viewed as autonomous adults in institutions of higher education, with very few external controls, monitoring or supervision. This lack of structure can make it difficult for students to manage their time, handle competing priorities and make healthy lifestyle choices. Because students face a plethora of demands and challenges upon entering college, statistically they report higher levels of overall stress, emotional exhaustion, hopelessness, depression and thoughts of suicide than the general population. Your ability as a counselor to prepare students and parents for the challenges that lie ahead will be invaluable in helping the student make a successful transition to college, which is a critical marker for persistence to college graduation.

more info at guidanceexpo.net

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Save The Date

  • Event Wednesday, October 8th Sponsored by Berkeley College 
  •  Event Thursday, November 20th in Rockland Sponsored by Iona College

  • Event Tuesday, December 9th Sponsored by Manhattanville


  • Event Tuesday, February 10th Sponsored by The College of Westchester

·         [Snow Date: February 24th]



  • Event March TBD 
  • Event May TBD