Awards

Do you know a school psychologist that stands out as using best-practice interventions, excellence in assessment, is an exceptional collaborator, or has given their time and energy to further our state association? Do you work for a district, department, or agency that exemplifies school psychology service delivery? Review our award descriptions here and nominate them for a WSASP Award. This year's Fall Conference is at the Davenport Hotel 10/17-10/19/19 and the winners will be announced during the general meeting on Friday, October 18th.

Secondary Summer Summit

Registration is OPEN for this year's Secondary Summer Summit is August 16th at the beautiful Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA.

2019 Spring Lecture Series

The 2019 Spring Lecture Series is now open for registration! Click here to find more information and register!

Archived Spring Lecture Series

You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series, dating back to 2014, for a discounted price! Please go here for more information.

School Psychology Awareness Week
November 11-15, 2019
Your GPR committee is excited to provide guided participation activities for each day of SPAW 2018, including a nationwide Virtual Hill Day organized by NASP! See below for all the details.

 

Monday – Get The Word Out
  • Change your social media pictures to the SPAW Logo
  • Social media posts with post card messages to post on Facebook and Twitter.  Chose one to post on Monday, or post them throughout the week.
    • School psychologists help to create safe and supportive learning environments for ALL students. #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • School psychologists help children overcome anxiety to perform at their best.  Mental health matters! #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • School psychologists provide culturally responsive services to students and families from diverse backgrounds. #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • Help students unlock their potential by supporting mental health services in schools. #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • School psychologists are an integral part of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • School psychologists help children overcome barriers to learning so they can be successful at school, home, and throughout life. #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
  • Post or share the poster in your building.  You can add it to your email signature, for example.
  • Send a letter to the editor of your local paper highlighting the work that School Psychologists do.  You could also use this to submit to a newsletter in your school or district highlighting the work we do. Here is a template letter to the editor to get you started!
  • Resources to share with your staff about the profession
  • You can create a fun personal activity in your buildings with a Daily Fun Quiz  “do you know your school psych?”  Offer a small prize for those who get most right on Friday, or candy for all those who participate each day.

Tuesday – Student Interaction

  • Make it interactive. Print the gaming keylock, and/or character templates for students to write down a keyword, their password to help direct us towards positive change, and contribute to the classroom or school community. Pin the keylock, and/or character on the wall to create a display of steps contributing to a positive school community. Have students discuss how all of the positive behaviors and actions help to create positive changes and connect with each other. You can also create keys and locks with words on them and put them in an envelope taped to the wall next to the poster along with a large poster board or sheet of paper. Students can pick an action they have taken that week or one that they have seen someone else do and tape it to the blank sheet. 
  • “Take What You Need" Flier/Poster/Bulletin Board
  • Choose something from the "50 Things You Can Do Right Now to Support Students’ Mental Health and Wellness" shared at the fall conference
  • Organize a "Random Acts of Kindness" activity for staff that focus on the "unlock your potential" key words (imagine, encourage, connect, practice, learn, and contribute)
Wednesday – Virtual Federal Hill Day Organized by NASP
  • Post one or more of the following statements on Twitter:
    • Today is SPAW Virtual Hill Day! Join me in advocating for safer school environments, increased access to school-employed mental health professionals, and well-rounded curricula for students here and across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • Join me & school psychologists across the country today in telling Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals to students across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • Join @nasponline's Virtual Hill Day and tell Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals to students across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
  • Post one or more of the following statements on Facebook:
    • Today is National Association of School Psychologists' Virtual Hill Day! School psychologists across the country will be contact their members of Congress to advocate for issues important to students across the country. Join me in advocating for safer school environments, increased access to school-employed mental health professionals, and well-rounded curricula for students. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC  #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • Join me & school psychologists across the country today in telling Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals to students across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
    • Join National Association of School Psychologists' Virtual Hill Day and tell Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals to students across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #waleg #waelex
  • Contact your Federal Representatives
    • Go here to participate in this National Action!
Thursday – Staff Interaction
  • Gratitude Works
  • Treat Yourself and Others
    • Write down on downloadable key and lock (available on the NASP website) a password or key thematic word you notice colleagues exhibiting which has had a positive impact on each other or students. Tape to it a small candy bar, tea bag, or other treat and put them in staff mailboxes, on their desks, or in a basket in the staff lounge. Be sure to keep one for yourself!  
    • For more information, check out the NASP SPAW Poster Activities page
Friday – Virtual State Hill Day
  • Contact your state representatives about the issues impacting students in Washington today! We have this form letter set up with NASP for you to send to all your state representatives in just one click!

               

 

Washington State Association of School Psychologists
PO Box 525
Cheney, WA 99004
contact@wsasp.org
509-724-1587
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