WHS Family Newsletter

Nov 28, 2022

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College Planning Night

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Break and enjoyed time with family and friends. The next 3 weeks will fly by before Winter Break!


Our fantastic counseling team will be holding a College Planning Night this week on Tuesday, November 29, from 6:30-8:30pm. All students in grades 9-11 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us. This event is designed to inform and prepare students on their post-secondary educational opportunities after high school. Whether students are heading to vocational programs or two-year or four-year colleges, this evening will provide you with the steps you can take now and in the future to prepare for the admission process, and the transition to college.


The basic itinerary is listed below, and the full program with times and locations can be found here. Students in Grade 10/11 should plan to enter Door #44 for their sessions in the LGI and Auditorium, while students in Grade 9 can enter Door #1 for their session in the Learning Center.


College Planning Night Itinerary

6:30—7:00 p.m. Grade-Level Sessions

● Grade 9: Starting Off on the Right Foot: Preparing Yourself Academically for College

● Grade 10: Career Planning and the College Search

● Grade 11: Navigating the Admission Process: What to Expect In the Coming Year

7:05—7:45 p.m. Break Out Session I

7:50—8:30 p.m. Break Out Session II

Guests Can Choose from the Following Break Out Sessions:

● Financial Aid and Scholarships

● What Colleges Really Consider During Admission: A Panel Discussion with Admission Professionals

● Special Services: Transitioning IEPs and 504s to College

● The SAT and ACT: College Entrance Exams in the Post-COVID Landscape

● College Athletics and Academic Eligibility

● Earning College Credits in High School: A Look at AP and Dual Credit Opportunities

● Completing Requirements for the 21st Century Scholarship (Session specific to those who have already enrolled in the 21st Century Scholarship Program)


Please note that the Financial Aid and Admission Panel Sessions will be offered in both break out Session times. The rest of the sessions will be offered during one session only.

Upcoming Events

Dance Marathon: Battle of the Bands, December 1st

Watch our six bands perform to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital and rock out to a bunch of different songs! There will also be minute to win it games! It's $3 at the door and you can vote on a winning band to perform at the marathon this year!
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WHS Culinary Arts-Foodies Rock Holiday Catering

Looking for holiday catering board/platters or holiday cookies with custom labels? Check out these amazing creations by our very own WHS Culinary Arts Department students. Contact heflinn@wws.k12.in.us or check out #whsfoodiesrock for more information.

Clinic Message

The WHS Clinic would like to remind all students to stay home if they are feeling ill or exhibiting flu/covid like symptoms. There has been an uptick of students who have been seen in the clinic who did not feel well and were showing flu-like symptoms but came to school regardless. There are a variety of different illnesses and viruses going around and the best way to keep them in check is to stay home to avoid the spread. Thank you.

SENIORS: 2023 Westfield Education Foundation Scholarship Application

SENIORS:

Westfield Education Foundation has opened their 2023 Scholarship Application.

Apply here or visit our website to learn more!

ROCK STRONG Award


Westfield Washington Schools is proud to announce a new staff appreciation initiative: the Rock Strong Award presented by the Westfield Education Foundation!


Westfield Education Foundation will present the award winners with a commemorative plaque and a $50 Amazon gift card as a way to show appreciation for all that they do.

Click here to nominate someone now. It only takes a minute!

Purposity


Want to help Westfield families with the click of a button? The Purposity app allows you to anonymously purchase clothing and home essentials for students that were identified by our school counselors.

Click here to help a Westfield family

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