National School Counseling Week Feb.1-5th 2021

Counseling Post

A celebratory thank you and shout out to our school site counseling team:  Dora Carrillo, Van Wig Elementary, Luis Salazar, Sunkist Elementary, Veronica Montes, Edgewood Academy, Christopher Figueroa, Torch Middle School, Heidi Gutierrez, Don Julian, Lisa James, Nueva Vista, Hector Armas, Bassett High School, Sandra Torres, Bassett High School, Suyapa Villalvir, Bassett High School, and Marlen Martinez, Bassett Adult School.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without a “National School Counseling Week” appreciation song (to the tune of: I had a little turtle; his name was Tiny Tim…I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim)


We thank you so much counselors,

For the expertise you bring,

So Kind and open minded,

And Understanding.


Caring and offering suggestions,

Ready to serve each day,

Never judgmental,

Listening carefully all the way.


Sympathetic and encouraging,

We can tell by the words you speak,

That’s why you have your very own

National School Counseling Week! J


Please join us in celebrating our BUSD counselors by thanking them for their contributions to the well-being of all Bassett students. 






WHEREAS, the American School Counselor Association has designated February 1, 2021 through February 5, 2021, as the “National School Counseling Week”


WHEREAS, school counselors have long advocated for equal opportunities for all students;


WHEREAS, school counselors help develop well-rounded students by guiding students through academic, social and emotional, and career development;


WHEREAS, personal and social growth results in increased academic achievement;


WHEREAS, school counselors play a vital role in ensuring that students are ready for both college and careers;


WHEREAS, school counselors assist with and coordinate efforts to foster positive school climate, resulting in a safer learning environment for all students;


WHEREAS, school counselors have been instrumental in helping students, teachers, and parents deal with personal trauma as well as tragedies in their communities and the United States;


WHEREAS, students face myriad challenges every day, including peer pressure, bullying, mental health issues, the deployment of family members to serve in conflicts overseas, and school violence;


WHEREAS, school counselor is one of the few professionals in a school building who is trained in both education and social and emotional development;


WHEREAS, national average ratio of students to school counselors is 464 to 1, almost twice the 250 to 1 ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and other organizations; and



WHEREAS, the celebration of National School Counseling Week will increase awareness of the important and necessary role school counselors play in the lives of students in the United States:



NOW THEREFORE, the Bassett Unified School District Board of Education does hereby proclaim February 1, 2021- February 5, 2021, as School Counseling Week and encourages all students, staff and community members to observe National Counseling Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the role school counselors play in the schools and the community at large in preparing students for fulfilling lives as contributing members of society.




EDUCATION ADOPTED: January 26, 2021