In honor of Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week, here’s a quick video shout-out to some of the principals that are making a difference in students’ lives!
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 5–9, 2018, 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.
The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.
“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options and social/emotional skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director. “Comprehensive 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.”
More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities in order to call attention to the countless benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program.
Short Pump Middle School loves our school counselors! Thank you for all that you do Mrs. Ransom, Mrs. Coleman, and Mrs. Sharpe!
- Parent access window: February 5-16, 2018.
- Parents log on to PowerSchool to view courses for next year. PowerSchool can be accessed at: https://sis.henrico.k12.va.us/public/home.html
- Once successfully logged into PowerSchool, parents will be expected to review and accept the recommended academic courses and select elective courses through the parent portal.
- After reviewing and accepting the teachers’ academic recommendations, please select two electives and one back-up alternate. Please contact your child’s teacher for questions regarding recommendations and your child’s grade level counselor with any questions regarding electives or the sign-up process.