Rhode Island School Counselor Association

The mission of the Rhode Island School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling along with the development of all students.

The Rhode Island School Counselor Association announces Sarah Metro as the

 2020 RI School Counselor of the Year! 

Congratulations Sarah!

National School Counseling Week


National School Counseling Week 2021 (#NSCW21), "School Counselors: All In for All Students," will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. Visit ASCA to learn more!

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Conference Update

After much consideration, we have decided to offer multiple PD opportunities throughout the next few months in place of our 2020-2021 virtual half-day conference. We look forward to being with everyone in the fall of 2021!  

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Check out this year's Professional Development Series!

Our 2020-2021 Professional Development Series is underway! 

Its not to late to order your copy of Interrupting Racism and join us for ongoing discussions!

Click HERE for book ordering information and 20% discount code!

Stay tuned for our book discussion opportunity!

Amazon.com: Interrupting Racism (9780815366416): Atkins, Rebecca, Oglesby, Alicia: Books

Visit our RIDE-RISCA Connection or Professional Development page to learn more! Do not miss out on these relevant and valuable opportunities!!!


2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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COVID - 19 (Coronovirus) Updates and Resources 

Visit RISCA's Counselor Resources Page

In response to historical, recent, and ongoing events, the RISCA leadership has issued a statement and plans to thoughtfully support our members in a way that embodies our values, ethics, and commitment to social justice and advocacy.  Please view this official statement from RISCA. 

School counselors may find resources gathered by RISCA addressing race related conversations and support by visiting this link.

Black Lives Matter Movement | State Sanctioned

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A HUGE shout out to school counselors Cindy Lancaster and Kerry Carlson from McCourt Middle School in Cumberland, the latest recipients of the Golden Apple Award!

Recognized for building the bridge from school to home and for spending hours each day connecting with middle schoolers, the two counselors received their award alongside students, family and colleagues during a surprise Zoom meet-up!

Cindy and Kerry understand that success is beyond academics. Their emotional support, accessibility, and tips for staying engaged was invaluable to students as they navigated the challenges of COVID and remote learning!

We are proud of Cindy and Kerry and we are excited to see school counselors recognized for making a difference!

Thanks to all who attended the 2019 RISCA Conference.

Congrats to our 2019 Award Winners.

Thank You to our 2019 Fall ConferencSponsors!

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