Classes of 2019, 2020, & 2021
Morristown West High Counseling Department Newsletter September/October 2017
Tennessee Governor's Schools
October 3rd Testing
Freshmen: practice Plan/ACT on Schoology
Sophomores: practice ACT on Schoology
Remind Messages from the Counseling Department
Don't miss out on important events and deadlines! Please sign up to receive updates from the West High Counseling Department. To receive messages via text:
Class of 2019: Text @mowest2019 to 81010
Class of 2020: Text @mowest2020 to 81010
Class of 2021: Text @mowest2021 to 81010
For students wishing to take the ACT on a national test date (see below - these are on Saturdays), students must register on-line at www.act.org. [Please note: students who qualify for free/reduced lunch may use a total of 2 fee waivers during junior and/or senior years to pay for the cost of the ACT (without writing). Students should see Ms. Davidson in the Counseling Office for a fee waiver].
Educational Enrichment Opportunities
Work Ethic Diploma
The Work Ethic Diploma was first offered in the 2015-16 school year as part of a LEAP (Labor Education Alignment Program) grant. The standards that students are required to meet to earn the Work Ethic Diploma reflect the skills and characteristics that are needed for students to be college and career ready. More than 30 Lakeway region businesses and industries guarantee an interview to students who have earned the Work Ethic Diploma and who meet other job-related qualifications.
Students must wait until their senior year to apply for the Work Ethic Diploma. In the meantime, please click here to become familiar with the Tennessee Work Ethic Diploma standards and plan ahead to increase chances of earning this award.
College Open House Events
College visits can be extremely helpful as a student is making important decisions about to which schools he/she will apply and eventually about to which school he/she will eventually commit to attending. College visits and open house events often give students opportunities to learn about the application process, available financial aid and scholarships, housing options, and academic programs/majors. Students will generally be offered a tour of campus which includes dorms, dining and recreation facilities, student centers, and academic buildings. Setting foot on a college campus and experiencing some of the same things experienced by the college's students can help high school students decide if the school is a good "fit". Click the links below to register on-line for upcoming events. If these dates do not work, students may check college websites for other visit opportunities.
October 21 (Open House)
October 21 (Big Orange Preview)
Nov. 4 (Rocky Top Tailgate)
Counseling Office Contact Information
- Jill Reuschel: Students A-E
Gwen Ledford, Lead Counselor: Students F-L
Renae Byrd: Students M-R
Melanie Justis: Students S-Z
- Crystal Davidson: Counseling Office Secretary
- Erica Gillett, Niswonger College and Career Advisor
Office Contact Information:
- Phone- 423-581-1600
- Fax- 423-585-3791