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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!
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A note from our Presidents:
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
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.