Westview Counseling

October 2021 Newsletter

Happy October, Wolverines! The year is off to a great start!


Check out all the information and news for this school year! Make sure to look into all the clubs, activities, and important events happening. Reach out to your counselor for any help you may need! We are here for you!

Senior Updates

Please continuously check this Senior Year Guide resource for updates and information regarding the college application process (Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, SCOIR, etc.).

Fall 2022 Admissions Update from UC

All nine undergraduate campuses will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding Regents and Chancellor's scholarships for fall 2022 admissions, maintaining the policy in place for fall 2021. Applicants will still be able to report SAT/ACT scores on the UC application, but those scores will only be used for the limited purposes of fulfilling the “B” (English) subject area of the A-G requirement, or for course placement or advising after students are admitted.

Important Dates

FAFSA NOW OPEN!

Seniors! The FAFSA opens October 1. Make sure to apply EARLY for financial aid for college.

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa


PSAT 2021

PSAT will be offered on Saturday, October 16 and is open to current 10th and 11th grade Westview students for $25. The deadline to register is Friday, October 1. Click here for more information and to sign up for the test.


FLOAT BUILDING

Monday, October 4th - Thursday, October 7th.


HOMECOMING WEEK

Monday, October 4th - Friday, October 8th


"Through the Decades" Dance is October 9, 2021


Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is Tuesday, October 26th -Friday, October 29th.

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Wolverine Center

We have a new Guidance Tech, Mrs. Beccarelli. She will be the first person you see as you enter the Wolverine Center and she can help point you in the right direction. Ms. Beccarelli can help with SCOIR, Off Role Stickers, College Visits, and more.


We are here for you! Need a work permit? Questions for your counselor? Or just want to discuss present and future options?


Students have access to:

College Visits

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We have lots of upcoming college visits!


Sign up for our Virtual College Visits in SCOIR. For instructions on how to sign up for College Visits in SCOIR, click here or watch the video below.


HOW DO I LOG IN TO SCOIR?

Students can type in scoir.com or click the link to arrive at the SCOIR homepage. Once there, click on the blue "Login" button at the top right of the screen. If students already have an account, enter the appropriate credentials and sign in. If students do not have a login, they can create one by clicking "Don't have an account?" at the bottom of the login screen. This will take students through a step-by-step process to set up an account.


*Important" Students must go through link.


SCOIR:COLLEGE & CAREER PLATFORM

SCOIR is the new one-stop online system that provides students with college and career planning tools to use during their time at Westview.


Below are just some of the exciting college visit opportunities.

UPCOMING VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

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College & Career Updates

For any questions regarding upcoming College & Career Virtual Showcase, contact

collegeandcareerfair@powayusd.com

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The UC Application for Fall 2022 opened August 1! Students can begin to craft their application in preparation for the November filing period.


UC Application:

https://apply.universityofcalifornia.edu/my-application/login?mc_cid=4f47e44d40&mc_eid=ca96139036

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You're invited to join representatives from Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, and Occidental to learn more about academic opportunities, financial aid, and the student experience at these top liberal arts colleges.


Curious about what's changed over the past year? We will also discuss how the college application and admissions process is adapting in the era of COVID-19, including what the new application landscape looks like, test-optional policies, and how to connect with colleges virtually.


These sessions will be offered on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 29, 7 pm EDT
  • Wednesday, October 13, 8 pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 26, 8 pm EDT


Register Today

Parents are welcome to join! We look forward to connecting with you and sharing all that our schools have to offer.

College of Arts and Sciences Admissions

phone: (800) 622-6243
email: college.admissions@oberlin.edu
38 E. College St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Visit UC campuses virtually

Campuses offer a range of virtual tours for students and families to explore. Options may include a personalized experience, housing tours, guided student tours, and/or student panels.

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Scholarship Opportunity!

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Looking for Scholarship Information, Enrichment Programs or Job Opportunities?

Check out our Scholarship Information and Enrichment Programs & Internships newsletters on the Westview Counseling website. These newsletters are updated frequently throughout the year. Check back often for updates!

College Entrance Exam Information

Have you checked out the College Entrance Exam page on our Counseling website? Please click here to learn more about the SAT and ACT exams.


For the latest updates on SAT exam registration and information, please visit the College Board website.


For the latest updates on ACT exam registration and information, please visit the ACT website.


Many colleges are reviewing their admissions policies in regards to college admissions exams due to COVID-19. Please check each college's website for the most-up-to-date information. For a list of colleges that are test optional, please click here.

Career Technical Education

CTE focuses on the changing workplace that demands high levels of academic and applied knowledge and skill. Look out for more information to come! Click the image below for more information.

SCOIR: Our college & career platform

SCOIR is the one-stop online system that provides students with college and career planning tools to use during their time at Westview. Please note that SCOIR is replacing our previous system, Naviance.


***IMPORTANT*** Students must go through link sent from Westview High School to create account to have full access.

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Check out our COUNSELING Canvas page!

We are available before school, after school, during breaks, and by appointment thru our Counseling canvas page. Check out our Counseling Page on Canvas! On this page you can schedule appointments, write your counselor, and more.
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Peer Mentor Opportunities

Do you feel your student needs additional support and guidance as they transition back into the school year? The WV Peer Mentors are available to help students who may need academic,

social/emotional support, organizational help, or just a friendly face!

If you would like your student to participate, please fill out this form.

Need Peer Tutoring?

The Peer Counselors will be starting after school peer tutoring soon! Look out for more information about when and where they will be available!
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College Essay Guy- Virtual College Fair

I’m excited to announce that we’re hosting a Virtual College Fair on Wednesday, October 6th. Sign up below to virtually connect with over 65 colleges and universities.

During this free event, you’ll have a chance to hear from different colleges and universities from across the U.S., and in Canada, France, Australia and the U.K. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions, and ask questions of the college representatives live.

College Essay Guy Virtual College Fair

Wednesday, October 6th

3pm - 6:45pm PDT (6pm - 9:45pm Eastern)

  • Connect with over 65 colleges and universities from around the world
  • Join me in the opening session as I share How to Develop a Preliminary College List in Under an Hour
  • 6x6 format: 6 schools present for 6 minutes each (super efficient way of getting to know many colleges/universities)

Check out the schedule and list of colleges, and register now!

Show up at 3pm PT to catch my opening session How to Develop a Preliminary College List in Under an Hour. It’ll be an interactive session in which you can actually develop an initial college list—or refine the list you’ve already started—in less than 60 minutes.

For real.

Register Here

Let’s do this.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

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More Ways To Stay Connected

Check out the following Instagram pages below for information and updates.


Another way to stay connected is to download the Westview App! You will have access to your grades, school schedule, student handbook and a list of events. Also, check out our Instagram pages at the bottom of this newsletter!

You can also stay up to date on scheduled activities by accessing monthly calendars below.

Athletics Calendar

Counseling Calendar

Westview School Calendar