National School Counseling Week

February 4 - 8, 2019

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National School Counseling Week 2019, "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life," will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019, 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.

2019 National School Counseling Week Photo Challenge

Take a photo/video of the day’s theme and share on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram with #NSCW19. Get students, families and school colleagues in on the fun. Encourage them to download and use the supporter signs listed below. 
Monday: Happy National School Counseling Week 
Take a picture/video with the new National School Counseling Week sign
Tuesday: Lessons Learned 
School counselors: Take a photo with the sign  – "As a school counselor, I have learned…”
Wednesday: Lessons Shared
School Counselors: Download the “As a school counselor, I want my students to know…” sign
Supporters: Download the “My school counselor taught me…” sign
Thursday: Life #Goals
School Counselors: Download the “This School Counselor’s #Goal” sign and share your school counseling goals
Supporters: Download the “Thank you __________(insert school counselor’s name) for helping me set my #goal to become a…”

Friday: Building Better Humans
School Counselors: Download the “I’m Building Better Humans by…” sign
Supporters: “My school counselor helps me be better by…”

Do not wait for someone else to celebrate you - Start planning now! To help, ASCA is recommending a list of activities that you can do to promote National School Counseling Week at your site. Some of the items are free and can be downloaded below. Others would need to be purchased directly through ASCA.
  • Proclamation – Get your governor, superintendent, mayor or other dignitary to sign a proclamation declaring Feb. 4–8, 2019, as National School Counseling Week. Download a blank proclamation for free.
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Show your appreciation to those faculty members, parents and other stakeholders who help you promote your school counseling program throughout the year. Download a blank certificate of appreciation for free.
  • Sample press release – Download a sample press release to customize with information about what your school or district is doing to celebrate National School Counseling Week. 
  • Sample morning announcements – Get your school excited about each day of National School Counseling Week with by promoting the week during morning announcements. View 2019 sample morning announcements or archived morning announcements from previous years.

Other available free downloads:
2019 Toolkit
Celebration Ideas  
Sample Announcements
Word Scramble Game