Marshalltown CSD celebrates National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2021 – “School Counselors: All in for All Students,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) – is being celebrated this week, Feb. 1–5, to focus public attention on the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.


The dedicated school counseling staff members at the Marshalltown Community School District help students in a wide variety of ways, from mentoring middle- and high school students as they discover career pathways to supporting an enriching learning environment, and much more.

“I get to be a small part of our students’ lives. I get to support students socially and emotionally and be there for them when they need that positive person in their life,” said Anson Elementary school counselor Ashley Chyma. “I love that each day is a new day with our students.”


At Marshalltown High School, Lydia Arevalo works with students who are considering their post-secondary career pathways. She also helps keep students on-track to graduation.

“I love helping students,” Arevalo said, adding she enjoys thinking “outside the box” to support and guide students.

Thank you to the entire MCSD school counseling team for all you do to help guide Bobcat students to success!