School Counseling Week

Oyster River Celebrates National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/14/2023
2023 National School Counseling WeekDURHAM – The Oyster River Cooperative School District wishes to recognize and thank school counselors and psychologists as part of National School Counseling Week.

National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated Feb. 6-10, focuses public attention on their unique contribution within the school community. This year’s theme is “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big,” which reflects the tremendous impact of school counselors’ work on students in achieving academic success and planning for a career.

During the week, which is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Oyster River Cooperative School District will recognize its counselors and psychologists for being actively engaged in helping their students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents both in academics and outside of school.

Counselors and psychologists at the Moharimet Elementary School, Mast Way Elementary School, Oyster River Middle School, and Oyster River High School provide a variety of services and supports, including: a focus on social emotional learning; setting expectations; creating a positive school culture and feeling of community; fostering relationships between students and faculty; providing individual and group counseling; and practicing restorative justice.

This approach aims to give each student the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

Director of Student Services Catherine Plourde said: “With the support of our school counselors and psychologists, we can address educational performance by meeting academic, social, and emotional needs. With their critical assistance, we can better see and understand the whole child as a person and a learner.”

More than 100,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week’s festivities.

To learn more about National School Counseling Week, click here.

About the American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning, and social/emotional development to help today’s students become tomorrow’s productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 51 state and territory associations and a membership of approximately 43,000 school counseling professionals.

For additional information on the American School Counselor Association, visit