WHS Counseling Office News

February 2020

COMING SOON: Course Selection for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Scheduling for the 2020-21 academic year will begin in February. The counseling staff looks

forward to helping your student develop an appropriate academic program. Below is a timeline outlining the scheduling process:


January - Teachers make recommendations for students’ next year’s courses.


January 17 - 2020-2021 Course Description Handbook available on our website (and by clicking this link).


Feb. 14 - Juniors will choose course selections in English 11 class.


Junior Parent Night/College Planning is Thursday, February 27 at 5:30pm in the high school library. (See flyer below).


Feb. 24 - 28 - Counselors will meet with 11th grade students to review courses for next year.


March 2-12 - Counselors will meet with 10th grade students to select courses for next year.


March 12 - 8th grade students will participate in Moving Up Day/High School Visit and have the opportunity to select electives for next year. A separate mailing will go out at a later date for these families.


March 16-20 - Counselors will meet with 9th grade students individually to select courses for next year.


April 3 - Students’ course selections will be mailed home for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note these are course selections/requests as actual classes offered will depend on

course enrollments.


May 1 - Deadline for students to contact their counselor about course selection changes.


May 1 through end of July - Master schedule development.


August - Students’ schedules are mailed home. Students will have the opportunity to make schedule changes in August depending on seat availability. In the fall, students will have 10 days from the start of the semester to add/drop a full year course and 5 days to add/drop a half year course.


Students will be given a copy of their course selections at their meeting. Please review it with your child. Please feel free to contact your student’s counselor if you have questions or concerns regarding the scheduling process, NYS graduation requirements, or if you would like to meet with your student and the counselor individually.


Sally Schillaci, School Counselor

Students with last names A-J


Kelly Zimmerman, School Counselor

Students with last names K-Z

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Midterm Stress Relief Stations

The counseling staff set up stress relief stations outside the cafeteria the week before midterms. Students, and staff, had fun being silly and blowing off some steam! Activities included: hula hooping, paddle ball, cards, bottle flipping, flipping frogs, chucking chickens, and more.
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February Focus on Healthy Relationships

It's no coincidence that February, the month of Valentine's Day, is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Here are some of the alarming statistics around teen dating abuse. This article describes healthy relationships. And, below you will find a relationship spectrum. If you have any questions or concerns, please seek out the staff in the counseling office or another trusted adult.
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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.

Need a Prom Dress?

Fairy Godmothers of Greater Rochester provides prom dresses and all the accessories to the young ladies of the Greater Rochester area who would be unable to attend their High School Prom without our services. There is a one day prom dress fair on March 1 from 10am to 4pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. There are over 3,000 gowns, both long and short. There are also seamstresses on site for minor alterations. Please visit www.fairygodmothersrochester.com or see Mrs. Zimmerman or Mrs. Schillaci for more information.
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Upcoming ACT and SAT Test Dates

ACT Test Dates- Click here to register

April 4, 2020

June 13, 2020

July 18, 2020


SAT Test Dates - Click here to register

March 14, 2020

May 2, 2020

June 6, 2020

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

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.

February Dates to Remember

1/31/2020 - HS Report Cards available

2/17 - 2/21/2020 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Week Recess

2/27/2020 - Junior Parent Night/College Planning - 5:30pm in the high school library

2/28/2020 - End of 25 week marking period