National School Counseling Week

2/1/2016

WHEREAS, comprehensive school counseling programs are an integral part of the education process and student success; and

WHEREAS, school counselors work together with parents and guardians to focus on ways to further the educational, personal, and social growth of students; and

WHEREAS, school counselors are primary partners in state and local efforts to improve the academic achievement of all students and reduce dropout rates; and

WHEREAS, Virginia is dedicated to ensuring that all students have the resources necessary to succeed in their academic careers; and

WHEREAS, National School Counseling Week is an opportunity to recognize the work of school counselors across the Commonwealth and the United States for their continuing commitment to education; and

WHEREAS, this year’s theme, School Counseling: The Recipe for Success, is intended to garner public attention to the unique contribution of professional counselors within our school system; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 1–5, 2016, as NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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