COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 18

January 20, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

February 6-10, 2006, National School Counseling Week

 

The 2006 National School Counseling Week is slated for February 6-10, 2006, with the theme, School Counselors: Changing Lives, Building Futures. The Virginia Department of Education would like to recognize all school counselors during this annual event, and highlight the tremendous impact that school counselors have in helping students achieve success in school and developing realistic postsecondary plans.

 

School counselors continue to be recognized for the many services they provide to students, teachers, parents, and administrators. The work that school counselors do is vital to the success of every student in our public schools across the commonwealth.

 

I encourage division superintendents to join the Department of Education in recognizing school counselors for the dedicated work they do each day to ensure students educational success. Indeed, school counselors work tirelessly to change lives and build bright futures for each student.

 

Should you have any questions, please go to the American School Counselor Associations website at (www.schoolcounselor.org), or Dr. Willie Stroble Willie.Stroble@doe.virginia.gov, school counseling specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at 804-786-9377.

 

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