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Proclamation for School Counseling Week

Linn-Mar School Board President Barry Buchholz shared the following proclamation at the board’s February 5th meeting.

WHEREAS, school counselors are employed in public and private
schools to help students reach their full potential; and
WHEREAS, school counselors are actively committed to helping
students explore their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents as
these traits relate to career awareness and social/emotional
development; and
WHEREAS, school counselors help parents focus on ways to further
their children’s educational, personal, and social growth as they
encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; and
WHEREAS, school counselors work with teachers and other educators
to help students explore their potential and set healthy, realistic, and
optimistic goals for themselves; and
WHEREAS, school counselors seek to identify and utilize community
resources that can enhance and complement comprehensive school
counseling programs and help students become productive members of
society; and
WHEREAS, school counselors are considered an integral part of the
educational process that enables all students to achieve success in
school and life and meet the challenges of the 21st century;
THEREFORE, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors do hereby proclaim
February 5-9, 2024, as National School Counseling Week.