Counseling Department Newsletter

November 2020

In this issue:

  • Thursday Counseling Block Presentations
  • College Guidance Network
  • Google Post Tuesday
  • Wachusett Wellness Newsletter
  • Parents Supporting Parents
  • Senior Info

Thursday Presentations

Every Thursday the counselors have been meeting with one of the grade levels to discuss various topics including welcoming back our students, reviewing the college application process, and delivering our Naviance inventories; to name a few.

Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services and Wachusett High School have teamed up to offer two presentations to support sophomores and juniors during our Thursday counseling blocks (12:50-1:40pm).

  • For the sophomore class, they will be providing information on how to better balance home and school life, skills and tips to improve time management, as well as some basic self-care and stress management skills. Half of the sophomore class met with SYFS last week and the other half of the sophomores will be meeting this upcoming Thursday, 11/5.

  • For the junior class on 11/12, they will spend the entire presentation on learning more about self-care and how to create and follow personal self-care plans. This presentation will be optional.

When we go to our hybrid model, counselors will be meeting with students on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. Our first virtual Wednesday meeting is on 11/18. Counselors will be meeting with freshmen that day around transitioning into the high school during the hybrid model and to answer any questions our freshmen might have.

WRHS joins College Guidance Network!

We are thrilled to bring our families and students a new service offering going into the new school year. We have signed up our school to have access to College Guidance Network, a virtual programming network specializing in demystifying the college admissions process.

Take a closer look at the full schedule of programming and speakers on their programming page. You will also be able to view past presentations there as well.

First-Generation Students: Practical Tips for College Admissions

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Register Here

Navigating the New Normal of Optional Testing

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Register Here

Inside Admissions: How an Application is Reviewed

Wed, Dec 2 - Wed, Dec 9, 2020


Register Here

Ask Us Anything: Admissions Experts Open Up

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Register Here

Google Post Tuesday

Every Tuesday, the counselors will be posting in their google classroom. This important information could include information on upcoming presentations, mindfulness activities, celebrating diversity activities, etc.

WRHS Students: Please be sure to look at your counselor's google classroom!

FREE Virtual Resource for ALL Caretakers Parents Supporting Parents (PSP)

We recognize what a challenging time this is. There is still much uncertainty and many challenges as the school year begins in whatever form your school district has chosen (hybrid, remote, etc.). We know that parents and caretakers are under tremendous pressure! We also know that caretakers are creative, resilient problem-solvers. The BRYT Family Engagement Team invites you to participate in our weekly Parents Supporting Parents group where parents can get & receive support from each other.

Please join us every week for PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS. Simply click the link and join the Zoom meeting. All are welcome so please share with family and friends.

View the flyer HERE for dates/times!

The BRYT Network is also hosting another Parent Group. In this group you can expect…

  • To meet other parents who are managing the same stressors

  • To learn more about how to be proactive against the “winter blues”

  • To learn how to spot the signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder and what to do about it

  • To be validated and supported!

View the flyer HERE for dates/times!

Senior Info:

  • Senior deadlines:

    • To submit transcript request for regular decision: Dec. 1st

  • College Admissions reps are hosting virtual visits! Be sure to register in Naviance!