"You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you." –Maya Angelou
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
Maya Angelou
PCPS would like to acknowledge our secondary school counselors & school counseling department staff for helping our students navigate life, and for encouraging them to dream big!
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
Secondary Counselors
Chromebook Care
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
Chromebook Care Day 4  Chromebook Care.  Charging your Chromebook. Try not to let the Chromebook battery go below 10%. When charging your Chromebook you should see a light on the charger. If not please make sure that all parts of the charger are connected, or try another outlet. It should only take an hour or two to charge the Chromebook.  Please do not leave it plugged in for more than 9 hours at a time.  Protecting your Chromebook. If the Chromebook is being carried, it should be closed and held securely. Never hold the Chromebook by the screen. Do not touch the screen with other objects.  Do not close the Chromebook with anything on the keyboard, or store anything in the case. Keep food and drink away from the Chromebook. Store your Chromebook in a place where it will not be damaged. Keep the Chromebook in its case. Don’t stack anything on top of your Chromebook
PCPS would like to recognize our elementary school counselors for positively impacting the lives of our young learners, each and every day!
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
Elementary School Counselors
Today, Miss Milford's senior class merged with Mrs. Burley's freshman class advisory to complete the Digital Awareness lesson and to help foster mentorship.
about 1 month ago, Luray High School
collage of digital awareness pics class activities
How To Avoid Being Scammed.
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
How to avoid being scammed.  Take the time to think before you react.  Many scams try to get you to act before you think.  Never give anyone your username and password. Some scammers will try to trick you into giving them this information.  Never tell anyone the code that was texted to you. Using a code to complete your login is great, but no one should be asking you to tell them the code.  Never trust companies that contact you unexpectedly. If you are contacted by your bank, credit card, or someone else saying there is a problem, contact them using the number provided on their website or card.  Do not click a link that you are not sure about. The link might claim to be something important, but it could be trying to steal your information.
"It isn't where you come from; it's where you're going that counts." –Ella Fitzgerald
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
Ella Scott Fitzgerald
This is a reminder that tonight, Wednesday, February 8, 2023, is the regularly scheduled school board meeting . The meeting will be held at the Central Office Board Room at 6:30 p.m. and may be viewed LIVE on our YouTube Channel. Comments are due by 4 p.m. Thank you. Agenda: https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/pcss/Board.nsf/Public Comments: https://forms.gle/vVMkJd3RG3Z8od5F7 View LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/c/PageCountySchools/live
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
School Board Meeting
School counselors make a difference in the lives of students, each and every day. In addition to helping students navigate their academic journey and prepare for a career, school counselors can help young people develop as a whole — personally, academically and professionally.
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
What is A School Counselor?
Is it a scam?
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
Is it a scam?  It seems too good to be true. You won a new iPad!  Free three-night cruise! You just won a $1000 gift card!  You were contacted unexpectedly. They call, text, or email you when you did not reach out to them.  There is a sense of urgency. They say it is an emergency, or you must respond immediately.   You are asked not to contact the person directly, or to keep it a secret. Scammers have a better chance of fooling you if you don't talk to anyone else.  You are asked to give money in an unusual way. You are asked to pay with a gift card, iTunes card, or wire transfer.  You are asked for your username, password, or pin. No one should be asking you for this information.  You are asked to give a code that was texted to you. Using a code to complete your sign-in is great, but no one should be asking you to tell them this code.
Historically, counselors began working in schools to provide vocational guidance to those joining the workforce. However, the term "guidance counselor" no longer encompasses the broad scope of work and duties provided by today's school counselors. The role of the school counselor has evolved to become a central and important part of a child’s development and educational career. PCPS is thankful for our School Counselors!
about 1 month ago, Page County Public Schools
"School Counselors"
Page County Public Schools encourages Digital Awareness. Follow us this week to learn more about what you should do to prevent yourself from being scammed or a victim of cyber attacks.
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
Steps to avoid cyber attacks  Don’t give out personal information. Don’t give out phone numbers, social security information, or banking information to someone you don’t know. Confirm that people are who they say they are before trusting them.  Use strong passwords.  Create passwords with a combination of capital, and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Use different passwords for different sites, so that when someone gets one password, they don’t have them all. Passwords should be at least 8 characters.  Avoid suspicious links. Be careful of websites, messages, or emails containing links. Some websites may use quizzes, surveys, freebies, or stories to get you to click on them and then steal your personal information.  Check website reliability, Before purchasing anything on a website, ensure that it is safe. Check that it has a small lock icon or “https” before the URL. The “s” in “https” stands for ‘Secure’ and the lock means it is confirmed as a safe site by your browser. Also, make sure the company has a physical address and contact information.  Keep your computer updated. Computer developers release updates to keep products safe. Keep your device software up to date so it is not vulnerable to malware.  Be cautious with public Wi-Fi. Be careful when you use public Wi-Fi. Never share any personal information over public Wi-Fi: credit cards, banking info, social security numbers, etc.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." –Nelson Mandela
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
Nelson Mandela "Let Freedom Reign"
National School Counseling Week 2023, "School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big," will be celebrated from February 6-10, 2023, to recognize the unique contribution of school counselors within PCPS and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve academic, career, and personal success.
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
School Counselors Helping Students Dream Big
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." –Frederick Douglass
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
Frederick Douglass
Page County Public Schools students, Whitney Miner and Kinsley Burker, are participating in the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in Maryland this week. Whitney and Kinsley were on Capitol Hill yesterday and got to meet with Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Ben Kline.
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
Whitney and Kinsley in Maryland
Kinsley and Whitney meet senator Tim Kaine and Representative Ben Kline
February is a busy month in our schools. Be on the look out for posts and recognitions for African American History Month, National Career and Technical Month, School Board Appreciation Month, National School Counseling Week, National School Resource Officer Day, Digital Learning Day, and so much more.
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
Coming Soon
Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Weather Alert Due to varied conditions across the county, Page County Public Schools will open two-hours late today, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Staff will continue to assess conditions and if any additional changes to the schedule need to be made, we will notify staff and families as soon as possible. Thank you and please be safe.
about 2 months ago, Antonia Fox
This is an important weather related message from PCPS: Weather forecasts and conditions are being monitored closely this evening. IF any changes need to be made to the school day tomorrow, a decision will be made and announced by 5:30 a.m. Thank you.
about 2 months ago, Page County Public Schools
Weather Alert