Class of 2021

Fall newsletter

So far this year...

  • I have visited with your students in the classroom twice already this year to discuss sophomore year timelines and to help them complete an interest inventory through the Ozarks Technical Community College Career Center.

  • 79 students joined me and three WHS teachers at the Explore OTC event held on October 31st. Students were able to explore all of the programs that the Career Center offers at OTC.

Looking forward...

Scroll through the remaining items to be informed of the upcoming events this semester!
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Practice ACT

Sophomore year is a time to start thinking about taking the ACT. There is a LOT of Geometry on the test, so waiting until later in the year to take an official ACT (if your student has not completed Geometry yet) may be the way to go. The counseling department will be offering a practice ACT on Saturday, November 17th at the HS. This simulation of an ACT national test date will allow your student to work through test day jitters and leave with an actual ACT score. Interested students need to sign up by November 14th in the counseling center. The cost is $5, due when your students signs up.

Missouri Fine Arts Academy - June 2-15, 2019

This Academy is open to current high school sophomores or juniors with an interest in Creative Writing, Theatre, Dance, Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, or Visual Arts. Applications are open and more information can be found here. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

Missouri Scholars Academy - June 9-29, 2019

Now in its thirty-third year, the Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week academic residential program for 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. The Academy is held each June on the campus of the University of Missouri, and administered by the University of Missouri Honors College. For more information, please visit their website. If your student is interested in attending The Academy, please see me for more information.

ATSU Truman Healthcare Academy - June 16-22, 2019

The ATSU Truman Healthcare Academy offers talented students interested in health professions an opportunity to explore future careers in medicine while gaining a deeper understanding of the theories and techniques of these exciting fields. Students work with highly regarded practitioners and staff from Truman State University, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, two regional Area Health Education Centers, and local professionals. Visit their website for more information.

HOBY Leadership Seminar - June 7-9, 2019

HOBY State Leadership Seminars are for sophomore students who want to develop their leadership talents and become stronger leaders in their communities. Through engaging and interactive speakers, workshops, fun activities, and discussions, HOBY’s dynamic 3-4 day leadership training explores leadership from three perspectives: personal, group, and societal.

The State Leadership Seminar is only for sophomores, so don’t miss out! Students should come down to let me know if they are interested in participating.