National School Counseling Week: Feb 7-11

Community  /  Employees Collage of three photos with GH, DDHS, and LP counselors posting for the camera

At David Douglas School District we are fortunate to have highly qualified school counselors at every level. They are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. They work in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world. Counselors focus on positive ways to enhance 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 and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is celebrated to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career options and social/emotional skills,” said Jill Cook, ASCA executive director. “School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.”

Please take a moment to thank and recognize the hard working counselor(s) in your school. They are here for our students; let’s be there for them to show our appreciation!

Thank you DDSD Counselors!