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.
Whereas, school counselors are employed in schools to help students reach their full potential; and,
Whereas, school counselors are committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development; and,
Whereas, school counselors partner with parents to further the educational and personal growth of their children; and,
Whereas, school 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.