MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- From now until Saturday, Jan. 25, be sure to visit Publix in support of the Special Olympics.
By purchasing your very own paper “torch” at the check-out register for $1, $3, $5 or $10, you will provide funding to for Rutherford County athletes with intellectual disabilities.
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 7.
“School Counseling: Building Magical Futures” is the theme of this year’s celebration, which is designed to highlight how students are more successful as a result of what school counselors do.
Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with at least a master's degree in counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program of any school.
“Their unique role in the school building allows them to serve as a liaison between faculty and staff, administration, district level resources and community agencies to support families," said Tommie R. Barrett, a student services specialist with Rutherford County Schools.
"Counselors perform an array of services and bring together school and community personnel, with varying expertise, to formulate plans of intervention to address a wide range of student needs," he added. "School counselors help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. Therefore, school counselors are integral to student success.”
As part of its celebration of National School Counseling Week, Rutherford County Schools would like to recognize and thank its 92 hard-working counselors who serve 40,000 students in 46 schools across our county.
We encourage parents and community members to access this valuable student advocate and also, when given the chance, to thank them for their hard work, professionalism and dedication.
Unplug and Read! Week
UNPLUG & Read! is an initiative designed to encourage adults, families and children to unplug from televisions, computers and video games and enjoy the pleasures and educational enrichments of reading.
Be sure to take the pledge by visiting the Read To Succeed website.
The Family Center parenting classes
This eight-week class is designed for parents and caregivers of children who are newborn to 12 years old.
The class is taught by trained staff and provides in-depth information about child development. Classes focus on the following general parenting topics such as helping children with feelings, managing stress and anger and effective discipline.
Through March, classes will meet every Monday at the Murfreesboro office from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 115 Heritage Park Drive, and every Thursday at Greenhouse Ministries from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at 300 E. Vine St. In addition, classes are being offered every Saturday at the Smyrna location from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Call 615-890-4673 for more information.