WP Counseling Center Newsletter

October 2020

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MEET THE COUNSELING CENTER STAFF

Mrs. Bell (Grade 9 Counselor), Miss Meili (Grade 10 & 11 Counselor), Mrs. Zeigler (Grade 12 Counselor and Mrs. Barber (Secretary)

PSAT - October 14, 2020

The PSAT is scheduled for October 14, 2020 in the morning. If you have signed up and not picked up a booklet, please stop in the counseling center. More information regarding the test will be sent to students via email.

Struggling to Choose a Career?

Checkout Pennsylvania CareerZone! The link below will help if you are struggling a bit in choosing a career or college major. This program is easy to navigate and gives detailed information about careers in PA. Each career has an easy to read profile that gives the following information and more:


  • Salary
  • Job Description
  • Similar Occupations
  • Industries Employing Such Occupations
  • Annual Openings in PA

Please plan to meet with your counselor in person or virtually to discuss your career path.
Here is a parent guide on how to best use PA Career Zone with your students.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

A $500 scholarship is available for seniors, however the deadline to apply is October 5, 2020!


Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Here is the link if you're interested in applying click on the link below.

Please click the link below for information on the Heisman High School Scholarship. Deadline is October 20, 2020.

FREE Virtual STEM Club

Please click the link below for information on this free club for grades 9-12.

College Open House Links

Please click the links below for information on Open House Dates available in the near future. Also, visit the Counseling Center Website and checkout our College Corner.

York College

If you're interested in York College, they have the following virtual events coming up:


  • General Information Session - Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 4pm
  • The Inside Scoop to Becoming a Nurse - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2pm
  • My Journey: College Student on their College Search Experience - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3pm
  • York College Overview - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 3pm

If you're interested in registering for any of these dates, please email Mrs. Zeigler at mzeigler@westperry.org.

Attention Seniors!

If you are planning to attend college, be sure to fill out the FAFSA form online. Click on the link below for the application.
Also, be sure to regularly check your school email for important updates about the yearbook, caps and gowns, college and career readiness.

Self Care and Mental Fitness

Ideally, we all engage in regular self-care in which we do the things that make us feel taken care of mentally, physically, and emotionally. But this doesn’t always happen, and we may need to stop and take the time to remind ourselves we are important, too.

Sometimes our feelings become too much and we need to distract ourselves until we are better able to cope. We can also strategically change how we are feeling when things become too overwhelming.

WHAT IS SELF-CARE?

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of our minds, bodies, and souls by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances our ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. The practice of self-care also reminds both you and others that your needs are valid and a priority.

EXAMPLES OF SELF-CARE

  • Clean
  • Cook or bake
  • Cross something off your to-do list
  • Exercise
  • Get a massage
  • Go for a walk
  • Listen to music or a podcast
  • Make art
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Play a game
  • Practice deep breathing
  • Read
  • Take a bath
  • Take a (timed) nap
  • Watch TV or a movie
  • Yoga