West Counseling News

February 2018

FAFSA ASSISTANCE

www.fafsa.ed.gov.
If you need assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, please visit your counselor in the Counseling Office.FAFSA Workshop here at West:


FAFSA Workshops:


EDGEWOOD REPRESENTATIVE HOSTING

Wednesday February 28 @ lunch

Counseling Office 9Rm 2003)



MATC REPRESENTATIVE HOSTING

Wednesday 3/7 @ 3:45-5:30

Counseling Office (Rm 2003)

Spanish interpretation available

COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE:

Monday, January 29th:

Course cards and instructions will be handed out to students during West House Connection.


February 5th -9th:

During class time this week, teachers discuss department course options and recommend appropriate course level to students. Students review the online curriculum guide and continue discussing course selection with parents and teachers and obtain signatures.


February 12th - 13th:

9th grade students will meet with Counselors in the LMC during their social studies classes to enter their course selections.


February 15th-16th:

10th grade students will enter their course selections in the LMC during their English classes.


February 13th-14th:

11th grade students will enter their course selections in the LMC during their Social Studies classes.

ATTENTION SENIORS:

Remember to apply for the West High School Scholarship Application. Students need to complete the online application and turn in the printed and signed last page of the application to the Counseling Office by Monday, February 12th at 4:00 p.m. Please find the link here.

ATTENTION JUNIORS

UW HELP - Guide to the College Process


Once again UW HELP will be launching our spring texting campaign and we would like to encourage high school juniors to sign up. Students you will receive text messages that will assist with the transition to your senior year, and also get you thinking about attending a UW System campus. Juniors will receive text messages about topics like:

  • Choosing a rigorous senior schedule
  • Taking the ACT/SAT
  • Making the most of summer
  • Visiting campuses
  • Applying for admission
  • And more!
  • Sign up by TEXTING : "PREPARE" to 99000

Get More Information Here

ACT PREP - ZAPS

Attention Juniors: Do you need a quick ACT prep class prior to the February 27th ACT given at West? If so ZAPS Test Prep will offer a two night class on Wednesday, February 14th and Thursday, February 15th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. There is a fee for this course. Please click here for more information.

ACT PREP - FREE

LINK TO METHOD TEST PREP (FREE ACT PREP) THROUGH CAREER CRUISING

www.careercruising.com/login/mmsd

Username: Student ID #

Password: student 6 digit birth date first and last initials (no spaces)