WHS Counseling Office News

January 2020

Can Your New Year's Resolutions Improve Your Grades?

2020 is quickly approaching. As we ring in the New Year many people will be making New Year's Resolutions. This article is a couple years old and was written for a college audience, but it's also very relevant for today's high school students. Consider the 8 Common New Year's Resolutions You Didn't Realize Would Benefit Your Grades.
College Application Checklist

Keep track of all the important steps in the college application process with this handy checklist!

PSAT Results Are In!

Students who took the PSAT this fall have been given their score sheets. The next step would be to create an account on the CollegeBoard website. This will allow students to view their score information and to register for FREE practice for the SAT via Khan Academy. Khan Academy offers free personalized practice plans. Students who spend time practicing for the SAT with this service generally improve their score.

SENIORS: Complete your Dollars for Scholars Profile Over Break!

Williamson Dollars for Scholars is a local organization which awards scholarship monies to Williamson area high school graduates, including home schooled students, who plan to further their education. Last year the organization awarded over $20,000!

To be eligible for scholarships, students must log in the DFS website and complete a profile. Once their profile is complete, students are matched to scholarships they are eligible for. Matching started December 1st, and the application deadline is February 1, 2020.

WHS Counseling Office Website

Check out our new and improved website! Let us know if there would be any other content that would be helpful to have on the site.

Don't Let Academics Slide

Interim grades will be available on December 20th on Schoology. Now is the time for students to be proactive and focus on their academics so that their second marking period grades are reflective of their effort and ability. Marking period 2 ends on January 24, 2020. Students who find themselves failing two marking periods in one class will have a very difficult time pulling themselves up out of that hole. Students can use the holiday break to re-organize, re-group and catch up on work. The counseling office staff is available to students who might be struggling.
Career Pathways Website

Please visit Mrs. O'Hara's website for information on employment, career paths, internships, job shadowing and so much more!

US Air Force ROTC Shadow Day - Coming in February 2020

High school juniors and seniors are invited to a United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Shadow Day on February 17, 2020. Click here for more information.

January Dates to Remember

12/20 - HS Interim reports available

12/2319 to 1/5/2020 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break - Happy Holidays!

1/6/2020 - Classes resume

1/20/20 - NO SCHOOL -Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/21/20 -1/24/20 - Regents/Midterm Exams

1/24/20 - End of 20 week marking period

1/31/20 - HS Report Cards available on SchoolTool