|Josie Wankieremail@example.com||ALL 9 (A-Can) and 10-12 (A-C)|
|Greg Steedfirstname.lastname@example.org||ALL 9 (Fas-Jar) and 10-12 (D-H)|
|Greg Forbushemail@example.com||ALL 9 (Jas-Mar) and 10-12 (I-M)|
|Aaron Leeflangfirstname.lastname@example.org||ALL 9 (Pas-Sos); 10-12 (N-R); IB 10 (K-Q)|
|Ami Burtonemail@example.com||ALL 9 (Sot-Z); 10-12 (S-Z); 10-12 IBCP ALL|
|Jennifer Hanseenfirstname.lastname@example.org||ALL 9 (Mas-Par); 10 IB (R-Z); 11-12 IB ALL|
|Lisa Madsenemail@example.com||ELP 7-8; ALL 9 (Cao-Far); IB 10 (A-J)|
News and Announcements
Utah College Application Week- On November 7th and 8th senior students will be encouraged to apply for to a Utah college or university. Each student will be given the opportunity of applying at no cost to a public or non-profit Utah college. Our College Access Advisor will be on hand to give students assistance and advice aa they complete their admissions application.
Career and College Readiness meetings for eleventh graders – Beginning on November 6th eleventh grade students and their parents/guardians will be invited to attend individual meetings with counselors. During these 20-30 minute meetings we will discuss your student’s goals and help them to choose their classes for the upcoming year. Letters are being sent out roughly two weeks before scheduled appointments. Watch your mailbox throughout the month and make plans to attend with your eleventh grader.
First Generation Conference for High School students- UVU is hosting this FREE event for High School Seniors. You can find more information below with the link to register:
FAFSA night for seniors – During the evening of November 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the WHS library senior students and their parents/guardians can receive assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Senior students can stop by the office of our College Access Advisor Miguel Rodriguez and pick up a handout listing the information that will be needed to fill out the FAFSA.
Career Week – From November 12th through 16th near the panther and in the commons representatives of various occupations and professions will be answering questions, making presentations, and handing out explanatory material related to their field.
University of Utah Black Student Union High School Conference – College Access Advisor Miguel Rodriguez will be taking interested students to this conference on November 15th. The theme is “Seek What Sets Your Soul on Fire” and the conference is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. See Miguel for further information and permission forms.
Roots Run Deep Diversity Day at Utah State University- “Empower your story and your roots. At Diverstiy Day, you’ll discover how your history can create a powerful future. Enjoy activities, workshops, learn about college preparation, and see firsthand why USU is a great place for first generation students and students of all backgrounds. The event is for all high school seniors”. See College Access Advisor Miguel ASAP if you would be interested in attending this opportunity.
Latinx High School Conference- This year’s conference will be taking place on Friday, December 7th2018 at Salt Lake Community College. The goal of this conference is to promote higher education for Latinx high school students through a series of workshops and speakers. See Connie Wyckoff in room 318 for more information or to reserve a spot. Senior students receive priority.
Seniors, we are happy to announce that we have a new scholarship coordinator. Diane Jergensen is located in the office directly across from the guidance center main entrance. Stop by to meet her and start the scholarship application process asap.
Senior graduation checks are essential as we start the school year. Counselors may do these at different times during the first several months of school. But all counselors rely on this information to help students design an appropriate schedule and identify any needed credit make up. Graduating on-time is a process that needs to be an all year effort.
Parent/Guardian Note- your student should be studying every day. Whether they feel they have an assignment from their teachers or not. Encourage your student to review their notes, do extra math problems, and reread assigned chapters or handouts. Organizing their materials the night before and keeping track of due dates will also help them to be more successful in school. Promote a regular pattern of daily study and praise them when they follow through. We all like to be recognized for our efforts.
Pro Tips: Searching and Applying for Scholarships - The first episode of "In a Nutshell: How to Pay For College" season two.
Student Loan Report: Guide to paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings and Student Loans
Parents and seniors: check out this informative article from the Deseret News on avoiding senioritis and preparing for college!!
Financial Aid and College Admission Information
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has created a very robust list of resources for addressing questions related to the series, “13 Reasons Why”. I wanted to provide the forwarded e-mail to all of you. May is Mental Health Awareness month.
From Suicide Prevention Organizations
• Tips for Parents for Talking with their Children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
• Briefing in Connection with the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (International Association for Suicide Prevention)
From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations
• 13 Mental Health Questions about 13 Reasons Why (American Psychiatric Association)
• 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
Other Related Resources
• The Trevor Lifeline (The Trevor Project)
• SPRC Web Page for Suicide Prevention in Schools (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
• Information for Parents webpage (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)
• Not my Kid: What Parents Should Know about Teen Suicide (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide) (Video)