WHS School Counseling News

June 24, 2022

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Student Schedules for Next Year - A Reminder

Summer Workshops for Rising Seniors

Watertown Community Foundation Summer Internships

National Honor Society Applications

Student Schedules

Students and families are reminded to review their course requests for next year on PowerSchool. Schedules will be available at the end of August. For more information, click here.

Summer Workshops for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors interested in getting some additional help with researching post-secondary options and completing applications are invited to attend our summer workshops. Each session will include a short presentation followed by time to work independently with the support of a member of the Guidance staff. The workshop schedule is as follows:


  • Building Your List - June 28, 1:00-3:00PM

    • How to register for info sessions and visits

    • What to ask and look for

    • How to stay organized

    • A SCOIR refresher

  • Essay Writing Tips and Tricks - July 19, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    • An overview of the personal statement/college essay

    • Tips for writing the essay

    • Time to brainstorm, review, and/or revise your essay

  • Understanding the CommonApp - July 20, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

    • An overview of the CommonApp

    • Time to work on completing the CommonApp (or any application)

  • Preparing for Application Season - August 18, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

    • Build a to-do list for the fall of senior year

    • Update SCOIR

    • Work independently on the CommonApp (or any application)


Additionally, we have put together a summer workbook to help students a head start on some of the future planning activities that occur early in senior year.

Watertown Community Foundation Summer Internships

The Watertown Community Foundation is still accepting applications for the Summer Internship Program for Watertown students. This "build-your-own internship" requires that students work to develop an internship experience that allows them to explore a career or college major they may be interested in. After securing the internship site's approval, students are eligible to apply for a stipend through the WCF program. Students are expected to work for 120 hours over the course of the summer (20 hours/week for 6 weeks). Interested students should contact Ms. Eaton in Guidance. Community members who are interested in learning more about hosting an intern can also reach out to Ms. Eaton.

National Honor Society Applications

Students entering 11th or 12th grade who are eligible to submit an application for membership in Watertown's chapter of the National Honor Society will receive an email from Ms. Eaton in early July with the application. Applications are due at the start of the school year. Students must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA (or higher), have a minimum of 25 hours of community service on record with Watertown High School, and have leadership experience.
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