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News and Announcements
Dear West High School Families:
September at West High brought the bats and October brings the reality of your future after high school. The year is in full swing as we near the end of first term on October 27th, so make sure you are staying up to date in each of your classes.
If you are in 9th grade you will be receiving a letter in the mail to set an appointment for your College and Career Readiness Plan. Each letter will list a date and time for your appointment but we LOVE parents to be involved in these meetings, so please call 801-578-8500 ext. 316 if you need to reschedule for a more convenient time.
We will be meeting with the 10th graders for CCRs in the library during your Language Arts class beginning October 6-18th, make sure you are in attendance.
We will be starting a grief group with The Sharing Place on October 18th, if you have lost a family member and would like to join please see your counselor.
Seniors, please continue working on your scholarships searches and ask for letters of recommendation from your favorite teacher. FAFSA is open for enrollment and our FAFSA night will be held November 14th from 5-8 PM – Please put this on your calendar!
Thursdays in Our CASA from 3-3:45 we are having drop-in Mental Hygiene classes – this is to support your emotional and mental health with self-care and coping strategies.
After the events that have rocked our nation in the last month we want to provide some resources for support:
Scholarships are available if you look for them. See Vicki Kranendonk in the Guidance Center.
Pro Tips: Searching and Applying for Scholarships - The first episode of "In a Nutshell: How to Pay For College" season two.
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: How School Counselors Can Help (American School Counselor Association)
• 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
• 13 Ways to Continue the Conversation about 13 Reasons Why (Active Minds)
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)