Welcome to the Sussex County School Counselor Association website! Please check back frequently for new information.
View previous "news" and past information- click on "Resources, Archive"
Counselor of the county nominations are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday January 31st.
Check out the information on the Morris/Sussex/Warren Employment & Training Services now available on the "Resources" page!
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February 13, 2018- at Sussex Technical School- 8:30am
(snow date Thursday February 22, 2018 @ 8:30am)
Please RSVP to Mike Tresslar at email@example.com by Tuesday, January 30
A note from our Presidents:
January 8, 2018
Our next meeting will be our annual brunch graciously hosted by Sussex County Technical School on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. We will start with a welcome and update by administration at 8:30 a.m. and then our business meeting will follow. If time permits, we will break into groups for sharing but we don't want to cut into our fabulous brunch prepared by the wonderful culinary students! Brunch will be the conclusion of our program. A great big thanks to Mike Tresslar for arranging this great day for us.
SNOW DATE: The Chef at Sussex Tech needs a day to prep if the scheduled date is snowed out so Counselor Brunch snow date is Thursday Feb.22. at 8:30 am (because of Presidents 2-day Weekend).
It is also time for our annual Counselor of the County nominations. Please send me any names of your colleagues you feel are deserving of this prestigious award. Please attach a brief biography and email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A committee will be formed to select our 2018 Counselor of the County who will then be honored at a breakfast in May as well as at our end of year luncheon. Please send me all nominations by Wednesday, January 31st.
Also, we are calling all of our creative technical colleagues to step up and assume the role of webmaster of our sussexcountysca website. Chantel Seger has done a superb job of maintaining this site for many years and the site has done a tremendous job of keeping our members updated and promoting our organization. Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for Chantel and her beautiful family, she has decided to stay home for the next several years to be with her family! All the best to you Chantel, and we thank you for all that you've done, even maintaining our website throughout your entire maternity leave! Please let us know if you would be able to assume this responsibility.
Please RSVP to Mike Tresslar at email@example.com by Tuesday, January 30 to let us know you will be joining us on February 13th! Looking forward to seeing you then.
Joanne and Kim
October 30, 2017
In coordination with the Center for Prevention, United Way, the county ABS meetings and the School Support Network, we are extending an invitation to the November 7th School Support Network meeting.
This topic of this month's meeting is : The Need for Coping Skills in an Age of Anxiety. Presented by Paul DePinto. Instead of asking a therapist to do another presentation for our organization, we will be joining others at this meeting. And many of our counselors already attend the monthly ABS meetings. Both November and February meetings will provide necessary information to us on anxiety and supporting LGBT students. Instead of a separate meeting for the winter, we would like to join in with the School Support Network to gain this valuable information.
Our next formal SCSCA meeting will be our brunch graciously hosted by Sussex Tech on Tuesday, February 6th. In the meantime, please continue to consult our webpage at sussexcountysca.org for lots of pertinent information. Hoping to see you at the School Support Network!
Please use the link to register. You do not need to email Joanne or I. We hope to see your there.
Joanne and Kim
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:
Part-Time Job Available:
To our recent retirees:
Information has become available on a part time consultant position for counseling. If you are available and can assist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she can direct you further.
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.