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WHS Counseling Newsletter October 2020

Important Dates

S.O.S.- Signs of Suicide: A WHS Suicide Prevention Program, school-wide

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 10:30am

This is an online event.

Students will participate in watching a video and discussing suicide prevention topics such as: what do I do if my friend is having suicidal thoughts? What do I do if I am having suicidal thoughts? Who are my trusted adults I can talk to about this? What are specific signs of suicide? When should I tell an adult?

If you would like your students to opt-out of participating, please contact Jennifer Roskelley in the counseling office.

FAFSA completion night

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 4-7pm

WHS cafeteria

Parents and students are welcome to come to the WHS cafeteria to fill out their FAFSA form and receive help if needed. Please bring your tax information and your student's laptop(personal laptops will not connect to the school wi-fi).


Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 3pm

This is an online event.

End of term!

Fall Break

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 12am to Monday, Oct. 19th, 12am

This is an online event.

Enjoy a great fall break!! Take a hike, read a book(outside to get some vitamin D!), jump in a pile of leaves, do an act of service, carve a pumpkin or do something else you enjoy to make the most of this great time of year!

Utah College Application Week (UCAW)

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 1pm to Friday, Oct. 30th, 3pm

930 500 East

Heber City, UT

SENIORS: students can sign up for a college-specific session during this week to get help filling out the application for admission. Students are allowed to sign up for two sessions and are activity-excused to do so.

October ACT testing

ACT is offering an extended registration deadline for October tests. The new deadline to register for October tests is Oct. 5th. Test dates for October:

Oct 10

Oct 17

Oct 24

Oct 25 (Sunday)

Check online for available testing centers. www.act.org



Learn and Work Scholarship....Are you an adult seeking skills for new employment? Now is your chance to go back to school FOR FREE!!! Check out the details of this amazing opportunity here: https://inutah.org/learn-work/

2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), provides a wide range of opportunities to amplify the stories of today’s young changemakers - and the schools that have supported them along the way. Open to students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity within the past year, top honorees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to receive a scholarship, medallion and invitation to the program’s national recognition events.

For details and to apply: https://spirit.prudential.com

Heisman High School Scholarship


Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.

Deadline: October 20, 2020

Going Merry

Going Merry is a fairly new, comprehensive scholarship search engine. www.goingmerry.com You can create a free account and after filling out your personal information, they will submit the applications for you! It saves you time from having to answer the same application questions over and over again. WHS counselors are starting to use the Going Merry site, which has great reviews nation-wide. We will soon be customizing it for our WHS students.

Daniels Scholarship Program

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for highly motivated students to earn a bachelor’s degree that helps them build a successful career and rewarding life. Daniels Scholars demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Bill Daniels would also want his scholars to be proud Americans who value our free enterprise system and are prepared to give the world their very best shot. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year, annually renewable college scholarship that is unique to each student and varies depending on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and their choice of school and degree program. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the student’s unmet need, after applying their EFC, other scholarships, and financial aid. Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited college or university in the United States. Apply online October 1-Sunday, November 15, 2020 by 4:00 pm MST. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships.

DAR Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities through the Daughters of the American Revolution. Application will open Nov. 1, be sure to write it down!




How to apply.....

If you are interested in applying to SUU, please take the 8 minutes needed to watch their helpful video!!


Things to know:

1- When you apply for admissions to SUU, you are also applying for a merit scholarship, based on your GPA.

2- If you apply during the month of October, the appplication for admission is FREE!!

3- SUU is a test optional school, meaning that you don't have to send in an ACT score if you don't want to!

See the flyer below for instructions on how to apply to SUU!


Would you like help with the BYU-Idaho application? They are offering an two "help" nights in October! BYU-Idaho Application Night. They will begin with a short presentation with tips on completing the application and then be available to answer questions and help students with their applications.

We have two evenings available to accommodate different schedules.

Tuesday, October 13 or Wednesday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30.

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BYU-Idaho Campus Day

Check out the flyer below!

This virtual event is a great way to join hundreds of prospective students from all over the nation in learning about what BYU-Idaho has to offer. With opportunities to engage with academic departments, current students, financial aid, admissions, housing, and more, BYU-Idaho Campus Day will give students all they need to understand who we are.

Register with this link: https://event.byui.edu/ereg/index.php?eventid=566562&



visit FAFSA.gov to fill out your application. *remember its a FREE application, never pay for the FAFSA!

1- If this is your first time filling out the FAFSA, you will need to create and FSA ID.

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Create your FSA ID BEFORE you come to the help night!

See the instructions below to create a FSA ID. This will speed up the process of completing the FAFSA form. Please create your FSA ID before you come to the the help night.
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9th grade students

Recent Events

9th graders were visited by counselors in their Math classes last week. Counselors gave students tips for being successful in high school as they navigate their path to graduation. Students now know what credits are required for graduation. They also understand the impact of failing a class and how it affects their path to graduation. Students were advised to check Canvas/SIS daily. They were also advised to turn in ALL work, even if it's not perfect or complete; "some points are better than no points". Other tips were related to organization, attendance, involvement, and using counseling resources when necessary.


All 9th grade students created an account on Navigator.Kuder.Com

Navigator.Kuder is a college and career website where students can search for careers, college programs, and scholarships. They can also manage their own high school portfolio, where they can upload awards and recognition, job experiences, and more! Students can build resumes and even create a 4 year plan of high school courses to help them develop a path to graduation! Counselors will use this website throughout the 4 years that these students are at WHS. Students are welcome to use their account anytime and use the resources of this website.

Ask your student if they created their account. If they need to create an account, please use the instructions below.

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There is a new website and app called Keys to Success that all students are able to use. This is another option for students to use when researching college and careers. Students can earn points by using the app which can then be applied to prizes. Visit https://www.ktsutah.org/ to create an account. This is a free account for all Utah students.


Westminster during Utah College Application Week

Westminster will be offering virtual sessions twice daily throughout the month of October to connect with students and answer questions about Westminster’s free application, or any other college application.

Students can register for virtual help sessions at