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Note that in April 2016, the School Counseling listserv was transferred to the GovDelivery platform providing enhanced capacity to share time-bound updates via email without the need for a newsletter format. Therefore, some listserv communications that would have previously been in a mid-month newsletter are no longer posted here since the information was not relevant beyond the dates of which it was shared.

July 2017
  • How to Have a Great Staycation
  • School Counselor July MTSS Update
  • Legislative Updates
  • NC Professional School Counselor Standards and MTSS Critical Components Crosswalk

July 2016
  • Legislative Updates
  • More Clarification on School Counselors and IEPs
  • New Online Module Especially for NC School Counselors
  • SBE Approves New High School Math Standards .
August 2017
  • Resources for Your Use All School Year
  • School Counselor August MTSS Update
  • Legislative Updates

August 2016
  • Colorado Saves $300 Million by Adding More School Counselors
  • Updated Guidance on Section 504
  • Reducing School Suspension with a Little Respect
  • New Trucking Operations Management Degree
September 2017
  • Planning for Comprehensive School Counseling
  • School Counselor September MTSS Update
  • Securing Funding for Your School Counseling Activities
  • Scholarships and Paying for College
  • US Senate Youth Scholarship

September 2016
  • K-12 College and Career Readiness Counseling
  • What Do We Mean by Compassionate Schools?
  • The School Counselor and Student Mental Health
  • School Counselors: The Key to Student Success Infographic
October 2017
  • NC Youth Mental Health First Aid Initiative
  • School Counselor October MTSS Update
  • New Federal Funding That Can Be Used to Support Student Services
  • Free ACT Preparation & More Provided by the U.S. Army
  • Student Awards in PowerSchool
  • Career and College Readiness Online Modules

October 2016
  • Educating the Whole Child
  • Is Forwarding Your Newsletter Putting Your Subscription at Risk?
  • Free Bullying Prevention Resources
  • American Red Cross Seeks Student Leaders
  • Update Regarding New SAT Scores
  • Update on Math Credit Recovery
November 2017
  • NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Cautions School Personnel and Parents on
...........Teen Use of Flavored Vapors and THC Candy
  • School Counselor November MTSS Update
  • Opportunity for High School Young Ladies Interested in Careers in Medicine
  • NC School Counseling Strategic Leadership Team

November 2016
  • School Hours and the Impact on Absences/Suspensions
  • Literacy Credits - To Be or Not to Be?
  • Davidson County School Counselor Curriculum Action Plan
  • Recent Announcement at the National White House Convening
  • NC School Counseling Strategic Leadership Team
December 2017
  • Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
  • Students Making a Difference for Students and Our Communities
  • Congratulations!

December 2016
  • New State Superintendent of NC Public Instruction
  • School Counselor Resources
  • Undocumented Students DREAMer's Pathway to College
  • School Counselor MTSS Update
January 2018
  • School Counseling: We’ve Come a Long Way
  • Career Awareness K-12
  • Resources and Opportunities

January 2017
  • Research Supports Teaching Self-Regulation Skills
  • Resources Feedback from One of Your Colleagues
  • School Counselor January MTSS Update
  • Making the Most of PSAT/NMSQT
February 2018
  • Happy National School Counseling Week!
  • School Counselor February MTSS Update
  • Audit Finds Areas to Speed License Approvals
  • Career and College Readiness Course Modules Back by Popular Demand!
  • Special Update from CFNC and the NCSEAA

February 2017
  • Happy National School Counseling Week
  • School Counselor February MTSS Update
  • The NC Center for Safe Schools Moves to DPI
  • Student College Residency Determination
  • FAFSA Completion Rates Are Up
March 2018
  • School Counselors and Safe Schools
  • School Counselor March MTSS Update
  • The Elements of School Success
  • Recent Actions Impacting NC School Counselors

March 2017
  • You Could Be a Mental Heatth First Aid Trainer
  • School Counselor March MTSS Update
  • Survey for Your Feedback Coming
  • New Program at Catawba College
  • Updated Math Resource Available Online
April 2018
  • We Are the Leaders We Have Been Waiting For
  • School Counselor April MTSS Update
  • Right Combination for Middle School Success in Casar, NC
  • From the Fields of Eastern NC to a Bronze Star: A NC Student's Story

April 2017
  • Purple Up for Month of the Military Child
  • School Counselor April MTSS Update
  • School Mental Health Policy Approved
  • Are Your Students College and Career Ready?
  • Reach Higher College Signing Day
  • Helping Students in Troubling Times
May 2018
  • NC House Select Committee on School Safety
  • School Counselor May MTSS Update
  • Who did That?

May 2017
  • Considerations for Educators on the "13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series
  • School Counselor May MTSS Update
  • FYI - Lizzie Sider in NC
  • Revisiting the Path Forward: The State of School Counseling
June 2018
  • What's for Summer?
  • School Counselor June MTSS Update
  • Legislative Updates
  • Peer Support Programs

June 2017
  • Things School Counselors Can Do Now to Be Better Prepared for Next School Year
  • Suicide Prevention
  • School Counselor June MTSS Update
  • Legislative Updates
  • School Counselor Photos
June 2018 II
  • Your Input Needed
  • Legislative Updates
  • School Counselor Job Opportunites
  • School Counseling Research Request
  • Professional Development Opportunity


July 2015
  • National Consortium for School Counseling and Post-secondary Success
  • Welcome Dr. Tiffany Perkins, New Director of NCDPI Curriculum and Instruction
  • School Counselor and School Social Worker Not Interchangeable
  • Legislative Updates

June 2014
  • New School Counseling Consultant at NCDPI
  • New CFNC Resource
  • State Whole-Child Indicators
  • Summer - for Relaxing and Learning
August 2015
  • Implementing Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
  • Literacy Credits for School Counselors
  • Seeking Your Input for FAFSA Day
  • Legislative Updates

July 2014
  • Who Did That? (re: state decisions)
  • NCDPI Legislative Updates
  • Opportunity for Female High School Students
  • Highlights from ASCA Conference in Orlando
September 2015
  • Resources from Fellow NC Educators
  • Over the Mountain: How One School System Tackled Their Dropout Issues with
............Documented Success
  • How to Address Students Enrolling in On-line Schools
  • General Statute 115C-316.1 Duties of School Counselors
  • Legislative Updates

August 2014
  • 20 Things School Counselors Should Do Before
..............School Starts
  • Legislative Updates
  • NCDPI School Counseling Now on Facebook
  • Mark Your Calendars!
  • The At-Risk Report: Identifying Students Who
..............Need Your Support
August II 2014
  • Legislative Updates
September II 2015
  • Legislative Updates
  • CAST for World Languages Now Online
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Participation and Scores Up in 2015
  • NC College Application Week is scheduled for November 2 - 6, 2015

September 2014
  • Evaluation Begins Day One
  • Data to Identify Potential At-Risk Students
  • Your Feedback Needed!
  • Mental Health Supports for Schools and Parents
  • FERPA and PPRA Resources
October 2015
  • October is Bullying Prevention Month
  • Red Ribbon Week, October 23—31
  • Support Families in Stopping Underage Drinking
  • Making Your Own Great Flow Charts and Diagrams
  • Email and Other Electronic Transfer of Student Information
  • U. S. Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

September II 2014
  • Reminder: Webinar to Help You Collaborate with
..............Other School Counselors
  • School Counselor Survey for Your Input
  • U. S. Senate Youth Scholarship
  • Careers Poster Contest
November 2015
  • School Counseling Strategic Leadership Team
  • National School Counseling Week February 1—5, 2016
  • K-12 Career Guidance Essential Standards Resources

October 2014
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • New NC School Counselor Resource Launched
  • Let’s Revisit G.S. 115C-316.1, Duties of School Counselors
  • Building Capacity for Family, School and Community
December 2015
  • Multi-Tiered System of Support in North Carolina
  • NCDPI Transitioning to New Email Membership Listserv Software
  • The Wealth of Resources from SAMHSA
  • NCSCA Conference CEU Attendance Certificate and Evaluation

November 2014
  • School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think
  • School Counselors, Classroom Guidance and
..............Comprehensive School Counseling
  • What is a Literacy Credit? (note that this entry is now outdated and invalid)
  • Looking to Engage Parents
  • PowerSchool Training
January 2016
  • Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works
  • Summer Study Abroad for Educators
  • College Signing Day for All Grade Levels
  • Letter from Arne Duncan, US Department of Education

December 2014
  • National School Counseling Week is Almost Here!
  • White House Convening on Strengthening School
  • FAFSA Day! New Scholarship Opportunities
  • School Counseling Legislative Day
February 2016
  • Happy National School Counseling Week!
  • School Counselors of the Year Honored at the White House
  • School Counselor and Student Opportunities

January 2015
  • Case Notes and Subpoenas
  • Friendship and Mobility Grant Funding for Study
..............Abroad in France
  • Free On-Line Professional Development
  • Ten-Point Scale and Its Integration in Blended Classes
  • Are You Interested in Being a Leader in School
March 2016
  • Why Have Elementary School Counselors?
  • Job Vacancies
  • Working Conditions Survey
  • FYI Announcements

February 2015
  • National School Counseling Week, February 2 - 6
  • Human Trafficking Resources for Educators
  • National Center for Homeless Education on Students
..............Living with Caregivers
  • Guidance and Resources on Access to Education
..............for English Language Learners
  • Reminder - CPR a Requirement for 2014-15 Graduates
  • The School Counselor’s Role in an IEP Meeting
  • Free Online Behavior Plans
April 2016
  • Department of Education Releases Resources on Improving School Climate
  • Give 5 Read 5
  • Job Vacancies
  • Financial Aid Award Letter Code from Sallie Mae
  • FYI Announcements

March 2015
  • Parents and Education Stakeholders Invited to Give
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Feedback on English Language.Arts.and Mathematics.Standards
  • Learn More About College Options at the Greater
.............Raleigh National College Fair
  • National Scholarship Fair Coming to North Carolina
  • Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
.............Research.and Information on Mental Health and
.............Emotional Outcomes
April II 2016
  • North Carolina Public Input Sessions for Every Student Succeeds Act
  • ASCA on the Every Child Succeeds Act

April 2015
  • The Roles of School Counselors and Resources
  • Legislative Updates
  • Stanford University Offers More Free Tuition
  • Summer 2015 Internship for Counselors in NC College Financial Aid Offices
May 2016
  • Latest Data on School Counselor Ratios
  • Implementation Science
  • Effective Practices Spotlight-Davidson County
  • FYIs

May 2015
  • A radical approach to discipline that starts with listening students
  • ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success
  • Legislative Updates
  • Academic Scholars and Other Diploma Endorsements
May II 2015
  • Legislative Updates
June 2016
  • School Counselors and IEPs
  • What Will Be Your Oxygen Mask
  • Update Regarding High School Endorsements and Transcripts
  • FYIs

June 2015
  • Ten Ways to Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate This Summer
  • Ragsdale Scholarship Initiative: Empowering Students an Era of Rising Tuition
  • Legislative Updates
  • U.S. Department of Education Awards School
..............Counseling Grants

K-12 Career Guidance Essential Standards Resources

The Wealth of Resources from SAMHSA

Financial Aid Award Letter Code from Sallie Mae