District celebrates school counselors

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The Fayette County Board of Education has signed a proclamation recognizing Feb. 6-10 as National School Counseling Week, which is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association.

Board member Leonard Presberg read the proclamation at the Jan. 23 school board meeting in the presence of school counselors across the county.

National School Counseling Week provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs that are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. The theme for the week is “School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential.”

Fayette’s 49 school counselors implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn. They also help prepare students to make informed choices regarding post-secondary options to meet future career goals. In addition, the school counseling program provides the foundation for personal social growth as students progress through school and into adulthood. School counselors work with students through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and on an individual basis.

Schools across the county have planned activities to honor their school counselors during the recognition week. Parents and community members are encouraged to show their support for Fayette’s school counselors by sending a note of appreciation to their child’s school counselor, or to the school counselors in their school attendance area.

A list of school counselors and their email addresses can be found at www.fcboe.org. Select the “Departments” tab at the top, and then the “Counseling and Career Development” link.