WHS Counseling Office News

September 2021

Changes in the Counseling Office

Mrs. Petrucci, the counseling secretary, has relocated to the Canandaigua area and has taken a job with the Canandaigua School District. Her last day at Williamson is Tuesday, September 21st.

Mrs. Zimmerman, the counselor for students with last names K through Z, has taken a position with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in Newark as coordinator of online instruction. Her last day will be Friday, October 8th.

The administrative team is hard at work interviewing some fantastic candidates to fill both these roles.

Both Mrs. Petrucci and Mrs. Zimmerman will miss working with Williamson students. They wish you all the best as you continue through high school and beyond. You will do great things!

College Financial Aid Night at Marion High School

This year, Marion High School is hosting our joint College Financial Aid night for parents/guardians of Juniors and Seniors. It will be on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in the Marion High School Auditorium. If your child is considering a four year or two year college, this presentation covers applying for Financial Aid through FAFSA and TAP as well as discusses things like loans vs grants vs scholarships. It will be presented by Joe Bailey, Assistant Dean and Director of the Financial Aid Office at Genesee Community College.

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Extra Support at the High School

Did you know that there are two outside counselors and a community advocate who come to the high school to meet with students?

Leslie Wing is a counselor with Wayne Behavioral Health Network. She has an office in the building and meets with several students on a regular basis.

Heidi Knapp is a community advocate with Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes who also provides support to Williamson High School students.

And, this year we welcome school-based therapist, Olivia Kime (pictured). Ms. Kime has a Master's in Creative Arts Therapy. She specializes in creative interventions which help explore resiliency, healthy coping skills, emotional regulation, and behavioral concerns. Ms. Kime also works for Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes.

Please contact the counseling office for additional information.

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All Things SUNY

Here are some helpful links to help you prepare for college and, specifically, to learn more about the SUNY college system.

SUNY Viewbook 2022

Online Degrees at SUNY

Countdown to SUNY - Grade 9-12 Planning

SUNY College Fairs

SUNY Virtual College Fair

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at FLCC

Are you a student with a great idea for a business? Check out the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at FLCC.

Sept. 30 is the deadline for students in grades 6 through 12 to sign up for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!).

YEA is a 20-week program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own businesses or social movements.

Students do not have to enroll with a business idea or a social movement in mind; brainstorming is part of the program. The class ends with a final pitch to local business leaders who have pledged startup funds for the most promising ideas.

Classes begin mid-October and run on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with breaks during holidays and school vacations. Classes will be a mix of in-person and online learning.

Students need to provide a school transcript, an essay and a letter of recommendation. The $20 application fee is waived for students applying to the YEA! program at FLCC through the support of Locate Finger Lakes, a business development organization.

For more information, email to yea@flcc.edu or visit flcc.edu/yea. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy program is a joint project with Cayuga Community College.

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