The American School Counselors Association coordinates National School Counseling Week the first week in February. This year, it's scheduled for February 3-7, 2020 and focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.
This year’s National School Counseling Week’s theme is "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans” and has a series of activities scheduled for each day.
More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities. Many schools will be hosting special events and activities to call attention to the countless benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program.
PA Distance, and our school counselors, plan on celebrating National School Counseling Week by participating in the week’s activities. Follow the PA Distance Counseling office’s Twitter account @PDLCSCounselors and PA Distance main twitter @PA_Distance for more information on the week’s celebrations.
This year’s schedule consists of the following:
Monday: Happy National School Counseling Week
Take a picture/video with the new National School Counseling Week sign
Tuesday: Lend a Helping Hand
School counselors: Take a photo with the sign – "I'm helping build better humans by..."
Wednesday: Offer Encouragement
School Counselors: Download the "My students help me be a better human by..." sign
Supporters: Download the "My school counselor helps me be better by..." sign
Thursday: Show Appreciation
Supporters: Download the "Thank you _____ (insert school counselor's name) for ____ (share something learned/gained from working with your school counselor)" sign
Friday: Be the Change in the World
Parents with specific questions or concerns about the PA Distance school counseling programs should call 888-997-3352.