National School Counselors Week Slated for Feb. 2-6

January 27, 2004

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education encourages counties to celebrate National School Counselors Week, Feb. 2-6, 2004. Throughout the week, schools will focus their attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact that counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  

School counselors are being recognized for their constant engagement of helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. They are also being cited for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world.  

“The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition to those who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, which are vital parts of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart.  

Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators who hold master’s degrees in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.  

For more information, please contact Lisa Burton, Character Education Coordinator, at (304) 558-8830, or visit  



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