State recognizes counseling efforts at Bonner, Basehor schools
The Kansas State Department of Education recently recognized 17 Kansas schools, including two local schools, and a school district for achieving excellence in the area of school counseling.
Clark Middle School in Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 and Glenwood Ridge Elementary School in Basehor-Linwood USD 458 were honored with Program of Excellence awards Nov. 3 at the Annual Fall Counselor Conference at Emporia State University.
The awards were developed by KSDE based on the Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program and are presented to schools that demonstrate a high degree of alignment with the Comprehensive School Counseling Program and the Multi-Tiered System of Support in their school counseling program.
Two levels of recognition are available. The Program of Excellence Award recognizes schools that demonstrate Kansas best practices through an online application process, while the Standard of Excellence Award honors those that not only demonstrate best practices through their application but also submit samples of their work in a portfolio.