National School Counseling Week (February 7-11) was created to focus public attention on the unique contributions of school counselors and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success.
This special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. School counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.
Guy-Perkins Elementary School Counselor, Penny Howard, has served as school counselor for 9 years. Among her many day-to-day counseling responsibilities includes managing the school district's Regional Food Bank, Angel Tree, Clothing Closet, and holiday meal basket programs, as well as hosting and working with Thunder, the district's new service dog. Thunder will be used to help students and teachers cope and manage with the stressful times associated with the school day. Mrs. Howard is also the District 's Testing Coordinator.
Guy-Perkins High School Counselor, Stacey Ralls, has served as school counselor for 8 years. Among his day-to-day counseling responsibilities includes helping to create the high school master schedule; managing student coursework and graduation records; working with colleges/universities and military organizations to set up school visits; helping students find scholarship opportunities; and overseeing the high school's college-prep testing.
Please join the Guy-Perkins School District in expressing our gratitude to our counselors.