National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/03/2020
National School Counseling Week National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus 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.

“In Elmira, we are pleased to recognize National School Counseling Week and highlight the great work of our school counselors. School counselors are staffed in each of our buildings for all students in grades preK-12. We have an amazing team of counselors who take time to understand the individual needs of students and support our families in very meaningful ways,” says Derek Almy, Director of Student Services of the Elmira City School District.

In Elmira, school counselors support the mission of the Elmira City School District by providing a comprehensive, developmentally age-appropriate and sequential school counseling program that is aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and the American School Counselor Association’s National Standards for School Counseling Programs.

The Elmira City School District comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of the total educational experience of all students. The program is designed to foster student achievement and school improvement and is developmental and systematic in nature, sequential, clearly defined and accountable. This comprehensive school program addresses students’ needs in three domains: academic, career, & personal/social throughout grades Pre-K – 12 schooling. This comprehensive school program serves every student, incorporates the National Standards for School Counseling Programs as its foundation, is data driven, proactive and prevention-based, developmentally appropriate and supports school improvement. Our comprehensive school counseling program promotes and enhances the learning process for all students.

School Counseling Focus in Elmira City School District

• Character Education
• Service to Others
• Collaboration
• Meaningful Learning
• Safely Engaging Learning Environment
• College and Career Readiness
• Family Engagement
• School Pride
• Student Growth
• Community Support and Involvement

School counselors focus on the needs, interests and issues related to the stages of student growth through academic, career and personal/social development.

In partnership with students, staff, family, community members and employers, school counselors prepare students to become effective learners of character, achieve success in school, live successful and rewarding lives, and develop into contributing members of our global society.