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WHS Counseling Newsletter March 2021
ACT MARCH 9th info
Our school's ACT Day is on TUESDAY, MARCH 9TH. This ONLINE TEST ADMINISTRATION will take place at West Campus, with students entering the building at 8:00 AM. All students need to be seated in their assigned rooms by 8:15 AM. No students will be admitted after that. Room assignments will be posted on the Counseling Office's front windows on Wednesday of this week.
All WHS 11th graders are automatically registered for the test, so no additional steps or fees are required in order to participate. There is an online form, though, that students will need to complete, where they can select the colleges they want to receive their scores.
** Students are highly encouraged to send their scores to UVU for senior year concurrent enrollment and distance education classes. Use the code 4278 on the form to send them to UVU.
Students who do not complete the online form by March 11th will need to pay an additional fee in order to have their scores sent in the future.
Students have received printed instructions related to the online form, along with their personal ACT number, in their main campus English classes. Online students should watch for information from Mrs. Brown on the process for receiving their code and instructions. And, Wasatch Alternative students should watch for information from Mr. Tree. Absent students and students not in the previously listed groups, should plan on stopping by the WHS library to grab their form/code prior to March 9th.
Utah Women & Leadership Project Event
The Utah Women & Leadership Project is hosting an online workshop for young women titled “More Than a Body: Building Body Image Resilience.” The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 6:00pm-7:15pm.
The content in this workshop is critical for girls/young women and anyone who influences them (students, counselors, teachers, administrators, parents, etc.). Body image struggles impact nearly all girls/women in today’s world! Our beauty-obsessed world perpetuates the idea that happiness, health, and the ability to be loved are dependent on how we look, but Lindsay and Lexie Kite—PhDs, founders of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined, and authors of the new book More Than a Body— offer an alternative vision. Lindsay and Lexie share powerful and practical advice that goes beyond “body positivity” to help develop body image resilience. In the process, they show how facing your feelings of body shame or embarrassment can become a catalyst for personal growth.
The registration link for the workshop can be found here. This event will not be recorded so each person will need to register online. If Zoom fills up, they will create a live stream YouTube so as many can join as possible.
VIRTUAL Utah Higher Ed Night!!
Students! Are you interested in finding out more information about colleges and universities within and around Utah? Please plan on attending the UHED Regional College Night on Thursday, February 25th from 6-8pm. or March 25th. This is a live virtual event with presentations by college representatives. This is a great opportunity to learn more about higher education opportunities, including admissions, scholarships, and programs and majors. The event is accessible on the UHED website. You will login with your previously created login and password or by creating a new login. We hope to see you virtually on Thursday!
Log in or create an account to the UHED website here: https://www.pqe.io/sign-up/voh/utah-state-university---prospective-students-private?event=UtahStateUniversityProspectiveStudentsPrivate&account=UtahStateUniversityProspectiveStudents
The online schedule for the evening:
6:10-6:30pm Rotation 1
6:30-6:40pm Q&A. Join next presentation
6:40-7:00pm Rotation 2
7:00-7:10pm Q&A. Join next presentation
7:10-7:30pm Rotation 3
7:30-7:40pm Q&A. Join next presentation
7:40-8:00pm Rotation 4
TESTING DAY AT WHS
9th & 10th Grades will be doing the NWEA test, 11th Grade will be taking the ACT, and 12th graders who are working towards their seal of biliteracy will be taking the AAPPL test. Seniors that still need to pass the Civics test for graduation may also take it on this day.
For Seniors NOT taking the AAPPL test, it is recommended to spend your time doing the following:
- catch up on schoolwork!! Check CANVAS, do any missing assignments that you can! End of 3rd term is March 12th, finish strong!!
- take a virtual college tour:
- https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/ -public, private, and cosmetology schools included
- https://campustours.com/college-search/state/Utah/USA/ -public, private schools with a lot of other information about the college
- https://www.ecampustours.com/campus-tours.aspx?state=UT -similar to the other virtual tour website above
-if you know where you are going to school, work on housing plans, transportation plans, meal plans, course planning.
-continue to find scholarships!!!
- go to our counseling website and create account for the internet scholarship search engines listed there(scroll to bottom of the page to see them!) https://www.wasatchhighcounseling.com/scholarships.html
Stanford Summer Programs
UVU Concurrent Enrollment
Home Building Leadership Round Table
Salt Lake Home Builders Association is sharing an event they will be holding for High School students via zoom. 6 of the top builders in Utah will be speaking to students on March 11th! Students will have the opportunity to ask them questions on how they started their business, tips, advice, etc.
This event is going to be limited so the students will want to RSVP as quickly as they can. I have attached the flyer that has all the information. The coolest part is we will have Stephanie Sharp who is a custom builder in Sandy who also is currently managing “The House that She Built” which is a 100% build by women for the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes. This will be huge and impactful for any young girls who have considered getting into the industry. 😊
We have some amazing news for you about a new and upcoming art contest for the Heber Valley. Last year our own CAPS students from our high school created the website, rules, and guidelines for the Emergence art contest “Growing Young Artists”. Wasatch Parent Network is partnering with CAPS, Wasatch School District, and Heber Valley Life Magazine! We hope you will encourage your students to participate! The high school winners will be featured in the Heber Valley Life Magazine! The flier and link are posted below. All the information is online and you'll submit your project online also. Please take a look! We are excited about this art contest and hope your students will apply!
Wednesday, March 10th, 8am-3pm
930 500 East
Heber City, UT
Monday, March 15th, 9pm to Friday, March 19th, 11pm
This is an online event.
Practice ACT- 10th grade
Monday, March 22nd, 12am
930 500 East
Heber City, UT
There is a $14 fee that can be paid at the WHS Finance window or online at myschoolfees.com
Time to be announced. We need to have a minimum of 25 students in order to administer this test at WHS
There is a $14 fee that can be paid at the WHS finance window OR www.myschoolfees.com
We must have 25 students signed up for the test in order to administer it at WHS. The exact time will be announced soon!