April 2018

School Counseling News and Resources

By Sandy Tanner
Events, Reminders and Dates
  • ASCA national convention is July 14-17, 2018. “Reach for the Stars” using this link.
  • The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) challenges you to celebrate the achievements of all our college-going students and hold a College Decision Day Program at your school during the months of April or May. Registration is now open.
  • The SC Education and Business Summit is June 25-28 in Greenville. Visit the website.
  • The Southeastern School Behavioral Health conference is April 19-20 in Myrtle Beach. Follow this link for more information.
  • It is IGP time. Completion is due on or before May 25, 2018. Click here for information on a SC Diploma Pathways initiative for the 2018-2019 freshman high school class. Click here for College Board information specifically for counselors to include a quick reference guide with test dates, fees and contact information. Also follow this link for EEDA/IGP Updates for 2017-2018 from the SC DOE.
  • Member of Chi Sigma Iota? Check out upcoming webinars addressing the following issues: Solution Focused Brief Counseling with Children and Adolescents (April 12).
  • SC Law Enforcement Officers Association is offering their 27th annual Law Enforcement and Schools seminar series in several areas throughout our state from March 19-June 8. Click this link for further information.
Information, Articles and Resources
  • Remember...ASCA provides members several opportunities for professional development through webinars. The 2018 series is now available for viewing at ASCA's website. Faithfully reading the available publications? Click here for instructions on how to earn CEUs!
  • To meet the challenges of advancing technology in their industry, Blanchard Machinery is actively recruiting students for their THINK BIG program at Florence Darlington Tech. Select this link for further information.
  • The student-to-counselor ratio is 480:1 in most areas of the country. Eric Sparks, ASCA assistant director, discusses how this impacts school safety in this video.
  • Follow this link for further information and resources on spring teacher recertification courses.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 PSSCA officers: Shawn Hoehn, Crissy Roddy, Michelle Privette and Laura Lee Stockdell
For submissions, contact Sandy Tanner at sotanner@richland2.org or sandytanner68@gmail.com.