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The SCSCA $20 dues will be collected at our first meeting on September 26th at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club and at our Columbus Day in-service at Sussex County Community College. Please make the check payable to SCSCA. Thank you!
Tuesday September 26 @ 8:30am- Farmstead Golf & Country Club hosted by Berkeley College ***Please RSVP to email@example.com by September 21st
October 2017 In-Service
Monday, October 9th, 2017 from 8am to 3pm
Once again hosted by SCCC in the Performing Arts Center building, we have very exciting speakers and SCCC is providing a lovely breakfast and lunch. Please mark your calendars.
Presenter: Teresa LaSala
Topic: Positive Discipline, Secure Attachment and the Impact of Trauma in Our Classrooms and Schools
Presenter: Erik Carlson
Topic: Restorative Practices
Presenter: Bernie Ivin
Topic: Suicide Prevention: Strategies For Reducing Risk
**Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, October 4th.
Registration is at 8 AM and we will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.
Dress is casual/comfortable- relax and enjoy this day! Please note that temperature can vary based on the building.
$20 association dues can be paid at registration (Cash or Check made out to your association)**
Middle School Summit: October 18, 2017 @ McNeice Auditorium
A note from our Presidents:
September 12, 2017
Welcome Back Everyone!
We hope you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer and are having a great start to the 2017-2018 school year! We are so excited to let you know that our kick off breakfast is once again going to be graciously hosted by Berkeley College. We are trying a new venue this year and the Farmstead Golf and Country Club in Lafayette (where we have had our end of year recognition/retirement luncheons) will be serving us breakfast on Tuesday, September 26th, at 8:30 a.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 21st. Hope you can join us for the start of a great year!
We also would like to offer a great big thank you to Becky Carlson and her staff, especially Jenn Boyle, for all the work they have done to bring us an action packed In-Service Day on Monday, October 9th. Also, thanks so much to Todd Poltersdorf at Sussex County Community College for once again graciously offering to host! Please stay tuned for invitations and RSVP information!
Our website maintained by Chantel Seger is such a valuable resource. Please continue to visit us at sussexcountysca.org for a lot of very useful information.
Also, please note that Jill Wolak at Byram knows of a Graduate School Counseling student who is in need of a final internship and would like to be placed in a MS and/or HS in Sussex County. If you are or know of someone who would be interested in an intern, please contact Jill at her contact information. Thank you!
Mrs. Jill Wolak
973-347-1047 x 2140
Looking forward to seeing you on September 26th!
Joanne and Kim
(Please forward to any new counselor in your districts and have them email me with their contact information. I will add their name to our list. Please let me know of any other changes as well). Thanks for your help!
Information Regarding Morris County School Counselor Association (MCPCA):
We had our first MCPCA Executive Board meeting this week and Morris is very interested in continuing our shared relationship with Sussex. The only item I've been asked to pass along to you is that MCPCA's by-laws require MCPCA membership dues used for student scholarships must go to students attending Morris County high schools.
So any Sussex County counselors who would like to join MCPCA, come to Morris County's dinner meetings, participate fully in all MCPCA PD, communication, etc., are invited to join MCPCA by clicking here and we welcome them all!
...and I hope you both have a great year, too!
Parsippany High School
973-263-7001 x 2332
congratulations 2017 middle school caring award winners
congratulations 2017 Scholarship recipients:
congratulations 2017 high school caring award winners
Left to Right
First Row: Saraah Sadick/LV, Hannah Annette Squires/Newton, Alexandra Dizon/Tech, Brittany Gaule/Vernon, Anna Jellinek/Kittatinny, Theresa Henckel/HP
Second Row: Connor Dick/Sparta, Anthony Melillo/Hopatcong, Brendan Dillon/PJ, Randi Lyn Hornyak/WV
It was another beautiful ceremony at Sussex County Community College as Todd and Julie once again graciously hosted our High School Caring Awards. Thanks so much for the wonderful breakfast and the beautiful venue for such an inspirational morning. It is always so fabulous to hear about the great things our Sussex County teens are doing! Thank you also to Dr. Jon Connolly for his very inspirational words at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Joanne and Kim
congratulations 2017 scsca counselor of the year:
Congratulations 2017 retirees:
Remember to host a "dress-down day" to raise money for the scsca!!!
"Intelligence is not enough. Education is not enough. Intelligence plus CHARACTER-that is the true goal of education."
~Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.