CCSD celebrates National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5-9

CCSD celebrates National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5-9

During National School Counseling Week, the Clark County School District (CCSD) celebrates the work of school counselors and the important role they have in our school communities. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused.” 

Heckethorn Elementary School’s counselor Judy Pelto was recognized as Nevada’s School Counselor of the Year for 2024 by the Nevada School Counselor Association. 

“What turns my car into the parking lot every day is when students utilize the skills that I’ve taught them whether academic, coping skills,” she said. “It just warms my heart that I’m making a difference in the work that I’m doing with them every day.”

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for all students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. School counselors are available to students in elementary, middle and high schools. They engage with students to maximize student success and promote access and equity for all students. School counselors may assist students in the following areas:

  • Applying academic achievement strategies
  • Managing emotions and applying interpersonal skills
  • Planning for postsecondary options (higher education, military, workforce)