Celebrating School Counselors and Social Workers

Celebrating School Counselors and Social Workers
Posted on 02/06/2023

School counseling and school social work has been a contributing factor in the success of students in Santee School District for 19 years. These programs have vastly evolved during this time serving students at all Santee Schools. Nationally, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has sponsored the National School Counseling Week program for many years to shed light on the valuable contribution school counselors make in helping students focus on academic, personal, social, and career development by declaring February 6 – 10 as National School Counseling Week.

In addition, the National School Social Work Association has declared March 6 – 10 as National School Social Work Week. School social workers partner with school, community, and agency personnel to address at-risk student concerns. Santee is fortunate to have seven School Counselor / School Social Workers that work with more than 1,000 students each year to help students reach their full potential by implementing school counseling and social work programs that are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. Smart goals for each counselor this year include addressing attendance and bullying behavior.

Please join us in thanking our school counselors and social worker for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, career and social/emotional development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.