Dallas ISD is celebrating National School Counseling Week Feb 3–7 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) sponsors National School Counseling Week, which highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for college and career.
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.
Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.
More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide are participating in the week’s festivities, focusing on the theme “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans.” Many school counselors are hosting special events and activities to call attention to the myriad benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program.
As part of its celebration for National School Counseling Week, Dallas ISD counselors are organizing and implementing various activities on their campuses. 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.