Kingsport City Schools Recognizes National School Counseling Week

Published on February 1, 2018
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport City Schools will celebrate National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), from February 5-9, 2018 to focus attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors and how KCS students are impacted as a result of what school counselors do.

Kingsport City Schools will be joining all public school districts in America in acknowledging the tremendous effect school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and ensure college and career readiness.

“Our school counselors in Kingsport City Schools realized the importance of educating the whole child,” said KCS Interim Superintendent Dr. Dwain Arnold.  “Our school district is fortunate to have compassionate, knowledgeable, and child-centered counselors who positively impact lives on a daily basis. We are grateful for this dedicated team and we want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each counselor for all they do.”

More than 34,000 school counselors nationwide will be participating in the week's festivities. Many school counselors will be hosting special events and activities to call attention to the myriad benefits of a comprehensive school counseling program.

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) professional organization based in Alexandria, Va. ASCA promotes student success by expanding the image and influence of school counseling through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA helps school counselors guide their students toward academic achievement, career planning and social/emotional development to help today's students become tomorrow's productive, contributing members of society. Founded in 1952, ASCA has a network of 50 state associations and a membership of more than 34,000 school counseling professionals.

More information can be found on ASCA's website,

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

For more information on KCS, visit, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, download our mobile app for Apple / Android devices or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).