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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

FSCA eNews Update - November 2012

Follow-Up from the FSCA 2012 Convention
Thank you once again to the over 400 participants, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers who attended the 2012 convention. FSCA is already preparing for the 2013 convention which will continue to provide high quality and relevant school counseling professional development, resources, opportunities for networking, and fun.
  • Click here to watch a brief photo show of the convention and professional recognition banquet.
  • Click here to download presenter files (click on Download).
  • Save the Date! The FSCA 2013 Convention will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel OCTOBER 31, 2013 TO NOVEMBER 2, 2013.
  • Congratulations to our 2012 Professional Recognition Award Recipients.
FSCA 2012 Governing Board Elections
At this time of year, the Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA) solicits candidates for its Governing Board.  Please help us identify the next generation of Florida’s school counseling leadership by seeking an elected office or by encouraging those you believe to be talented leaders in your area to become candidates for one of the following FSCA offices:
  • President Elect (President-Elect, President, Past-President) 2013-2016
  • Elementary School Level Vice President, 2013-2015
  • Middle Level Vice President, 2013-2015
  • District Supervisor Level Vice President, 2013-2015
  • Region 2 Vice President (Crown) 2013-2015 (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam St. Johns, Union)
  • Region 4 Vice President (West Central) 2013-2015 (Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas Polk, Sarasota)  
Elections will be held in early December and terms of office begin on July 1 and end on June 30. 
Click here to  download a nominations packet.
Updated Resources and Information
  • FSCA News You Can Use. FSCA continues to maintain a very active BLOG and Twitter Feed filled with links to important resources, tools, announcements, and timely information. Click here to access Here are the most recent. 
  • Updated FSCA RAMP Resources page.
  • Updated ASCA School Counselor Competencies Available: The ASCA School Counselor Competencies have been updated to more closely mesh with the new edition of the ASCA National Model. Download an updated copy. Or, if you are a digital subscriber to the ASCA National Model, next time you access your book via the Web, it will automatically have the most recent competencies in it.
  • Attend the ASCA Conference at a Discount. Register by Dec. 31, 2012, for the ASCA Annual Conference, June 30-July 3, 2013, in Philadelphia and save! Give yourself an early Christmas present, and lock in our cheapest conference rates. Always a stellar professional development opportunity - and a lot of fun too - the ASCA Annual Conference helps you meet all your training needs in one place. Learn more or register today.
  • Did you know that you can purchase the newly published ASCA Model 3rd edition at a FSCA discount and free shipping? Click here to learn more.
FSCA Asks for Your Feedback
If you have not already, please take a couple of minutes to complete FSCA's bi-annual member survey. Your feedback is important to us and helps to drive decisions in all areas of our mission. Click here now to complete the survey.
FSCA's Goals
  1. Professional development opportunities in areas of critical need are made available to all professional school counselors in the state.
  2. Timely, relevant information exists that supports professional school counselors and student advocacy.
  3. Legislative policy exists that supports professional school counselors and child advocacy.
  4. Leaders at local and state levels champion and lead change initiatives.
  5. FSCA maintains an organizational structure and administrative functions that facilitate the accomplishment of the goals and objectives.