Tuesday, February 6, 2018

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 5–9, to focus on the unique contribution of professional school counselors and how students benefit as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Owen J. Roberts School District school counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. Counselors are invested in enhancing students' social/personal, educational and career development and they work with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential.

Dr. Richard Marchini, Owen J. Roberts High School Principal, commended counselors at the high school, “From college applications and course selections to very upset kids and parents related to personal issues – they do it all. Along with career planning and life coaching, the counselors coordinate standardized testing, Chapter 15’s, Naviance [college/career technology], transcripts, Program of Study, schedule changes and the list goes on.  With all of that, the guidance office is where we all go when we are worried about a student because… they care.”

Owen J. Roberts has highly trained, caring counselors at every school setting. The roles vary somewhat to meet the needs of each age group, but the ways school counselors demonstrate caring is constant. We acknowledge school counselors this week as an integral part of the total educational program.

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