Monday, April 24, 2017

FSCA April 2017 E-News

FSCA April 2017 E-News
April 24, 2017
Important Announcements from FSCA...

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The mission of FSCA is to represent school counselors and promote professionalism and ethical practices. 
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Professional Networking
  • Annual Convention
  • Newsletters
  • Professional Development

Welcome New and Returning Board Members

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Congratulations to our new or returning board members for the 2017-2020 FSCA board term!

Carmen Stephanie Larson 
Summer Kuba
Cindy Topdemir
Jeannie Maddox
Elizabeth Curran

Call for School Counselor of the Year Nominations

school counselor isNow is the time to make your nominations for Florida School Counselor Association Awards for 2017. We will be collecting nominations for School Counselor of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and School Counselor Administrator Advocate of the Year through September 15, 2017. Whether you’ve been nominated by your local School Counselor Association, a colleague, or are interested in nominating yourself, you are invited to submit an application to the FSCA awards portal. 

This is our second year to use the paperless FSCA portal, provided by ASCA, for submitting all nominations. Whether you are applying for School Counselor of the Year, nominating an Advocate or Administrator, your first step will be to create a log in at the link below. Once you have created your log in you will have access to the portal. There you may choose from three buttons, “Apply Today,” “Nominate Someone” or “Other Awards.” For School Counselors, you will click “Apply Today” to begin the application process for School Counselor of the Year. If you are nominating an Advocate or Administrator, you will choose the Other Awards button where you will find the nomination criteria and requirements. 

CLICK HERE to access the portal to get to the awards application, and nomination form.

Questions? Please email Jeannie Maddox or Charlena Durrance at

FSCA Website Launch!

websiteFSCA has launched a new website! Check out our new look: 

FSCA Website Subscription Plugin

newsletter websiteLooking to keep up to date with the latest FSCA news and updates? The new FSCA website includes a plugin which will email new posts and events directly to your inbox as soon as they are published. To sign up, enter your name and email address under the Newsletter Subscription header located near the bottom of any page on the site and click subscribe. 

FSCA Convention

2017 FSCA Convention

2017 convention
 NOVEMBER 2-4, 2017
November 2
Opening Reception
November 3 & 4
Awards Luncheon
Breakout Sessions

Convention Location: Double Tree by Hilton at the entrance of Universal Orlando.

Professional Development

Spring 2017 Issue of Florida School Counselor

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Click Here to read the Spring 2017 Issue of the Florida School Counselor Newsletter. 

MUST READ Information- 13 Reasons Why: Considerations for Educators

Article from the National Association of School Psychologists about the Netflix Series- 13 Reasons Why. The series is based on a young adult novel that revolves around a 17-year old girl who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says were involved in the reasoning for taking her own life.

Producers for the show say that they hope the series can help those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide; however, the series is raising concerns from suicide prevention experts about the potential risks posed by the sensationalized treatment of youth suicide. 

CLICK HERE for the full article including cautions, guidance for educators and families, safe messages for students, and additional resources.     

Calling All Leaders!

FSCA Emerging Leader Program

Are you interested in becoming more involved in FSCA? Are you interested in leadership mentoring and training? Then you should apply for the FSCA Emerging Leader Program. Applications are due May 24th. CLICK HERE for the application, benefits and commitments. 

Call for Webinars!

Are you a school counselor doing something amazing at your school? Do you wish you could share your knowledge and experience with other counselors around the state? We are always looking for counselors who are shining in their schools! 
If you are interested in leading the next webinar please send:
  • Title & Description of your webinar
  • Brief Presenter Bio and Photo
Please send information to Veritza Kostovski 
We look forward to hearing from you!

Stay in the loop! 

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