Lufkin ISD Celebrates School Counselors During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 59, 2018

Counselor at Burley Primary, Michelle Jay, is pictured with students in honor of National School Counselors Week.

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is celebrated from Feb. 5–9, 2018, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students plan for a career.

“Our counselors are invaluable to the success of our students. Last year 100% of our graduates were accepted at a university, college or in the military, which is a huge testament to the hard work that our counselors do to ensure that each child is successful.” Dr. Goffney, Lufkin ISD Superintendent.

“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. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. ASCA has a network of 50 state associations and a membership of more than 34,000 school counseling professionals.