Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Seneca High School (Jefferson County) counselors wanted to have a full table at lunch that was accessible to every student, every day, in every lunch. Pictured, from left, are counselors Strauzie Collins, Ryan Hite, Carlos Rul-lan, Tracy Fussnecker, Jennifer Rul-lan. Submitted photo

Jefferson counselors find ways to reach students during lunch

Seneca High School (Jefferson County) counselors advocated for more lunch duty last school year, but there was a catch. Instead of standing in one corner, the counselors wanted to have a full table that was accessible to every student, every day, in every lunch.
Jimmy Cornn

Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind: Filling the gap

Odyssey of the Mind provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in meaningful and creative ways.
Damien Sweeney

Meet KDE’s new counseling program coordinator

Damien Sweeney, a former counselor at Seneca High School (Jefferson County) for eight years, is the new program coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education.
Kathy Anderson

Special considerations for identifying gifted students

Can students who are on the autism spectrum or students who have other disabling conditions be considered for gifted and talented services? The simple answer is yes.
Jon Akers

The Kentucky Center for School Safety: An introduction

Jon Akers, executive director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, explains how the center helps schools from across the Commonwealth improve safety for their students.
Announcements

Reading, math field test at grade 10 scheduled for spring

Grade 10 students will take a field test in reading and mathematics in spring 2019.
News

OEA report says school counselors need more time, more help

A report by the Office of Education Accountability concluded that school counselors should be able to spend more time working with students and that more counselors are needed in Kentucky schools.
News

Work to create standards for school counselors continues

School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
Resources

Making attendance and social/emotional learning a priority

Being a college professor allows me to do two things. It allows me to stay connected with incredible school counselors from Kentucky and other states and it allows me to do something I’ve always loved ... teach!
Karen McCuiston

Kentucky Safe Schools Week slated for Oct. 21-27

This year, the Kentucky Center for School Safety has announced that Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for Oct. 21–27. This year's theme is “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your Superhero!”