PTHS D209 Celebrates National School Counseling Week 2017
February 16, 2017 02:33 PM
Proviso Township High Schools District 209 celebrated the work of its school counselors February 6-10, 2017, during National School Counseling Week.
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), was designed 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. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career, according to ASCA.
PTHS D209 school counselors are actively engaged in helping students overcome some of the challenges that prevent students from academic achievement. School counselors focus on positive ways to enhance students' social, personal, educational and career development, and work with teachers and other educators to provide an educational environment where students can realize their potential.
PMSA celebrated National Schools Counseling Week by offering different activities throughout the week. Staff and students had an opportunity to write a message on a poster board about ways that counselors have helped them, or to just say "thanks", and students and staff were invited to the counseling office to chat and eat donuts. Additionally, PMSA staff showed support for school counselors by surprising them with cards, balloons, and flowers.
The counselors were thankful to all the students who wrote thoughtful messages. Ms. Constance Paprocki said, "Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate National School Counseling Week! The beautiful flowers and support are very much appreciated. I am so glad to be part of the wonderful PMSA team!"
Proviso East’s activities included a Senior college talk, entitled "Where do you stand?" College and Career Trivial Pursuit against the Counselors, and the Counseling Suite and Career Center was decorated blue and white all week to signify the importance of school counseling at Proviso East.
Administrators at Proviso West read daily announcements to highlight the counselors’ role in student growth, hosted college and career games in the Career Center, held a reception for students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA during lunch periods, and ran a counseling carnival in the commons area during lunch periods.
Thank you to everyone that joined us to celebrate National School Counseling Week 2017!
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