Monday, January 31, 2022

Gov. Kristi Noem proclaims Feb. 7-11 School Counseling Week in South Dakota

National School Counseling Week focuses on the unique contributions of school counselors, highlighting the tremendous impact they make in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Please take time to thank your school counselor(s) for their efforts to help students learn, thrive, and grow and to make a positive impact on student attendance, behavior, and achievement through fostering career, academic, and social/emotional development.

Executive Proclamation

Whereasschool counselors are employed in schools to help students reach their full potential; and,

Whereasschool counselors are committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development; and,

Whereasschool counselors partner with parents to further the educational and personal growth of their children; and,

Whereasschool counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students succeed in school and set realistic goals for themselves; and,

Whereas, school counselors identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and complement comprehensive school counseling programs to assist students in becoming productive members of society; and,

Whereas, comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process:

Now, Therefore, I, Kristi Noem, Governor of the state of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim

Feb. 7-11, 2022, as

School Counseling Week

in South Dakota.