Counseling Department Newsletter
In this issue:
- Freshmen Presentations on Thursday, 10/1
- Financial Aid 101 with Director of Financial Aid at Assumption, on Thursday, 10/8
- Freshmen Parent Event on Tuesday, 10/13 (Registration Link included)
- Meet the Counseling Department Interns
- Senior Presentations: Follow-up
- College Guidance Network
- MEFA events
- Google Classroom Codes
- Google Post Tuesday
Get to know the school counseling department
Transition to high school
Getting the most out of your high school career
Graduation & transcripts
Logging into Naviance
Introduction to Career Cluster Finder and Career Interest Profiler
Financial Aid Presentation
Topic: WRHS College Financial Aid Presentation
Hosted by: Director of Financial Aid at Assumption, Mrs. Monica Blondin via ZOOM
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Parents of the Class of 2024
Presented by the school counselors!
Location: Google Meet
Please REGISTER for this event to receive the google meet link!
Meet the interns! The counseling office is fortunate enough to have two interns working with us this year!
Hello, my name is Kelly Poole!
I am currently in my last year of my Master’s program at Assumption to become a school counselor. I went to high school at Nashoba Regional before heading to Ohio to complete my undergraduate degree in business and playing d2 basketball. A few important things to know about me: I love spending time with my family and friends. I love playing and watching sports, anything from spikeball to tennis to football. I am so excited to be a Wachusett Mountaineer and get to know both the students and faculty who make up the school (whether that is behind a mask, over zoom, or in person)!
Hello, my name is Kathleen Currie!
I am in my last year at Fitchburg State to receive my MS in School Counseling. I am a Wachusett alumna of the class of 2014. I continued my education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I received my BA in Psychology and eventually developed a love for school counseling. Since my undergraduate experience, I have been working within schools in the Wachusett district, while substituting part-time. I love spending my free time with my family and my Goldendoodle Stanley, particularly exploring the outdoors. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my education while remaining a proud Wachusett Mountaineer, and look forward to meeting this year's staff and students!
Senior Presentations Follow-up
WRHS joins College Guidance Network!
We are thrilled to bring our families and students a new service offering going into the new school year. We have signed up our school to have access to College Guidance Network, a virtual programming network specializing in demystifying the college admissions process.
The full ten-episode series will provide you with expert advice on the college admissions process. Topics include how to create a balanced school list, write an effective essay and apply for financial aid. They will even take you behind the scenes to see how admissions committees actually work! Take a closer look at the full schedule of programming and speakers on their programming page.
September 30th at 7pm: Student Perspectives on Applying to College During a Pandemic
Please click THIS URL to join.
October 7th at 7pm: Money Matters: College Affordability and Financial Aid 101
Please click this THIS URL to join.
MEFA: Daily College Financing Webinars for Families
Beginning Monday, September 28th through Thursday, November 5th , MEFA will host a live College Financing webinar daily every Monday through Thursday, with daytime and evening hours. All webinars will be recorded and available online for families who are unable to attend a live event. The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the full financial aid application process. Presenters will include MEFA staff members as well as guests from financial aid offices across the Commonwealth, providing families the opportunity to hear from many of the most knowledgeable financial aid leaders in the industry.
Google Post Tuesday
WRHS Students: Please be sure to look at your counselor's google classroom!