Monthly Newsletter from FHS Counseling Department
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year, Wildcats! We are very excited to start off a brand new school year with you. Make sure to check out our monthly newsletter for important information for all grade levels. The newsletters cover a variety of useful information such as dual enrollment info, important events, senior information to help with applications and scholarships, and so much more!
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Important Upcoming Events
Please know that events are always subject to change based on current events and outside factors.
Junior Class Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 9am
Labor Day-No School
Monday, Sep. 6th, 8:30am-3pm
Wednesday, Sep. 8th, 11:15am-1:15pm
Powderpuff Permission Slips Available
Monday, Sep. 13th, 8:30am
Early Release Day
Wednesday, Sep. 22nd, 8:30am-1pm
Vote for Homecoming Court
Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 8:30am-3pm
Picture Makeup Day
Monday, Sep. 27th, 8:30am-3pm
Last Day for Powderpuff Sign Ups
Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 3pm
Changes to Counseling Team
From the Desk of Mrs. Morningstar
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Mrs. Wendy Morningstar and I am a new school counselor here at Forest High School. I am so excited and honored to be joining the Wildcat family, working with our amazing Class of 2025!! I have an undeniable passion for school counseling and have always known this was my dream job.
As a school counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. It is important to me that I work closely as a team with parents/guardians, teachers, administration, and staff to ensure all students are receiving all the support they need to guide them through these high school years. This is a great time for students to discover their interests and plan for the future!!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and getting to know students throughout the years!!
From the Desk of Mrs. Wulff
Hello everyone! My name is Carey Wulff and I will serve as your new CCAP school counselor with a focus on our 9th and 10thgraders in the program this year. I can’t explain how excited I am to work with everyone and be a part of the CCAP Program. As excited as I am to be a CCAP counselor, I am just as happy to call Forest High School my home. I had an abnormal high school experience myself so I am excited to learn and grow with my students as we all navigate high school together.
I am a Liberty University alumni where I received my Master’s of Education in School Counseling. Prior to grad school, I spent seven years as a cosmetologist where I had some really awesome experiences, such as working for the Walt Disney Company. As I started working with people from all over the world, I quickly realized that I wanted a larger role in working with our youth. I believe that you can’t have too many people cheering you on when you’re a young adult trying to navigate all of life’s curveballs, so I wanted to serve that purpose in as many teens’ lives as I could. I was a middle school counselor for three years and I also completed an internship with an elementary school here in Marion County. I enjoyed my time with our younger population but I am really looking forward to working with our high schoolers!
I am here to help and will do whatever I can to serve as an advocate whenever I can. I am so excited to meet everyone and cannot wait to work with you all in the years to come! Please reach out to me, I am here to help and happy to do so. Go Wildcats!
If you missed the class meetings in August, click on the buttons below for your grade level PowerPoint.
Updates from Discipline Office
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
As we start a new school year, our goal is to have students in class and on time. Parents, we need your help to do this. One way you can keep an eye on attendance and tardies is to check the parent portal. The Guidance Office can help you set up your parent portal (or reset your password if necessary). Tardies can result in school referrals.
Forest is a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) school and we celebrate our Wildcat Way. Our Wildcat Way uses these three guidelines:
- Be respectful.
- Be on time.
- Be prepared.
Dress Code- See complete policy @ https://www.marionschools.net/Page/12950
Crop tops are popular. Please do not allow students to wear shirts that show their mid-drift (Even with a sweater or jacket on top.).
No head coverings (This includes hoodies, bandanas, and hats).
Pants must be worn at the waist.
Permit applications available online on the FHS homepage under Important Information. https://www.marionschools.net/fhs Payment must be made through students online accounts. Please read guidelines carefully and remember, parking is a privilege. Students who violate parking and attendance rules, may lose their parking privileges. Remind your student that their car is not a locker, and they will not be allowed to go to their car once they enter campus.
Parents, we appreciate your help talking with your students about these concerns. Remember we are the CATS! This means Character + Attitude + Team work = Success!
Your Discipline Team
SAT and ACT Information
Interested in Dual Enrollment?
Important Senior Information
Transcript Request Procedure
All transcript requests are handled by Dawn Mazzurco, the Guidance Secretary. Students can stop in and see Mrs. Mazzurco in the Guidance office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic copies are free and paper copies (whether mailed to a destination or picked up) are $5. Please provide at least 24 hours notice in order for the request to be fulfilled.
Letters of Recommendation Process
Free Application for Federal Student Aid Opens Soon!!!!
State Scholarship Information for Seniors
Click here to learn more about the requirements for Bright Futures!
Scholarship Search Engines
Fastweb Scholarship Search Engine: www.fastweb.com
Scholarships 360: scholarships360.org
Big Future Collegeboard Search: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
How To Contact your Counselor
9th Grade Counselor: Mrs. Wendy Morningstar Wendy.email@example.com
10th Grade Counselor: Mr. Ecliff Telford Ecliff.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to schedule a conference with your counselor or with teachers, please call the office at 352-671-4715 and speak to Heather Tedder.