PHS Counselor Connection
September 2022: Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Edition
In this Newsletter:
- Important Dates
- Future Ready
- Helpful Resources for Families and Students (Including our student job "Board")
Mount Mary School Day WEF Fair Sign Up Link (juniors only)
Wisconsin Education Fair Info Link
Milwaukee National College Fair
PHS Fall Future Ready Days!
Morning of the 13th:
- Freshmen will take the Pre-ACT (no action needed, this is for all)
- Sophomores will take the Pre-ACT (no action needed, this is for all)
- Juniors have the option to take a full-length practice ACT, the PSAT or the ASVAB
- Seniors will choose from a menu of options from college application work time to paying for college along with many others.
Morning of the 14th:
All students will participate in our 10th annual Career Speaker Day
More details to come!
Getting to Know Your Counselor!
Counselors will be meeting with sophomore's student later this semester.
Tutoring Resource Through the Pewaukee Library!
In case you missed this last year...the library has shared with us this opportunity to receive live, online academic tutoring. Click HERE for more information.
Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
Looking for a JOB?
Thinking about a US Military Academy?
Service Academy Day
High school and middle school students interested in attending any of the military service academies are encouraged to attend this event to learn about the process of receiving the required congressional nomination. Congressional staff will be present to explain the nomination process. Family members are welcome ot attend. The details are as follows:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday September 17, 2022
EAA Aviation Center
3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902
flyer with details
Learn about ROTC Programs
West Point / ROTC Outreach Briefings are a great way to find out more about the Academy and ROTC - both Cadet Life and the Admissions Process as well as what it means to be an Army Officer.
Information for the Milwaukee Area Event:
- Who - West Point and local ROTC representatives and you!
- What - Informational presentation about West Point / ROTC / Army opportunities for high school students and guidance/career counselors.
- When - Monday, 19 September 2022, 6PM – 8PM.
- Where – Emory Clark Hall (Building 31), Room 111, Marquette University Campus.
- Why - Promote interest in and awareness of college/career opportunities available through West Point, ROTC, and the U.S. Army.
For applying candidates, these briefings are also a great time to have your questions answered and meet the Field Force liaisons who will help you through the process as well.
West Point and Army ROTC are an individual choice - we are all here to help you make the right choice for your college and career. Please RSVP Here: https://forms.microsoft.com/r/nRDbZxksPZ (corrected link)
The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) club for high school students
ACE – Animal Career Exploration
Ages: 9th-12th Grade
HAWS Animal Career Exploration (HAWS ACE) is a program for teens to learn about the variety of careers available in animal care. Members will get a chance to hear from speakers working in different animal-related jobs and learn what skills and training are needed to do those jobs. Veterinarian is usually the first career that comes to mind when thinking about jobs with animals. But how much do you really know about becoming a vet and did you know there are TONS of other animal related careers? Are you creative? Maybe you’d enjoy a job as a groomer. Good problem solver? Perhaps you could become a great dog trainer. Interested in law enforcement? What about a job as a Humane Officer? Participants will also learn more about HAWS and our mission, and get some hands on experience working with animals. Join HAWS ACE today! Meetings are held on one Wednesday a month per semester. To register go to https://hawspets.givecloud.co/product/HAWSACEFALL22/haws-animal-career-exploration-ace
ACT Prep Opportunities for Juniors
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is offering the ACT Exam Preparation course in October/November through a hybrid format. The course is designed for high school students preparing to take the ACT. Students will learn strategies and aspects of the ACT in the areas of Math, Reading, Writing, Science Reasoning, and English Grammar to prepare them for success on their exam.
ACT Prep: Don’t forget- all juniors have access to the online ACT prep course through Methodize. This is true wether they are enrolled in the ACT prep class through PHS or not. Students can find the program in their Xello accounts on the menu on the right. This can be used at any time.
Most students take their first ACT with the high school in February/March and then take the April, June or July tests if they wish to retest. Some juniors will take the December test. Some seniors will take the September or October tests if they are still trying for a certain score. Scores are reported in time for admissions deadlines at most schools.
The College and military Reps are coming!
It's never too early to start researching colleges! All grade levels are welcome to participate in these visits.
Link to List of Current College and Military Scheduled Visits. Register at this link then get a pass from the guidance office on the day of the meeting.
College Representatives are calling regularly to schedule times so make sure to check this list regularly!
You do NOT need to register to speak with the lunchtime military reps.
Other Opportunities to Learn about Colleges
Wisconsin Education Fair Info Link
Milwaukee National College Fair
Considering WCTC? Join them for an in-person Open House on October 27th!
Finding Your College Fit With UW Journey
UW JOURNEY DEMO
UW Journey is designed to easily help all students find their fit within the UW System. Join UW HELP as they walk through the UW Journey app.
- Tuesday, October 4th at 3:30 PM - Register Here
Paying for College Resource
And don't forget to join us for the in-person Financial Aid seminar on September 28th where a representative from a college will be here to give you information on completing the FAFSA and to answer your questions about the process or unique situations. See information in the Important Dates table above. Junior famililes are welcome to attend however the information presented will be most applicable for seniors.
Accesibility/Disability Services in College
UW HELP is offering an online presentation featuring a panel of representatives from UW-Green Bay and UW-La Crosse to discuss accessibility/disability services as students transition from high school to college. This is a great opportunity to learn about available services, understand the similarities and differences of services in a college setting, policies and procedures, and more. Students, families, school counselors, and other academic professionals are encouraged to attend.
- Thursday, October 6th at 4:00 PM - Register Here
Juniors- Considering College Athletics?
NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete
District Community Resources List
(use the links on the left to navigate resources for various topics)
Children's Hospital Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-In Clinic- Open 3:00-9:30pm 7 days a week
In School Community Therapy Options
Pewaukee School District works with three local agencies to provide in bulding Mental Health services. Various insurance companies are accepted. Families should reach out to the contacts indicated on the form to connect your student with a therpist.
Your Choice Parent Webinars- Sessions on various topics that parents may find useful. Topics include resiliency, drugs, alcohol, vaping and screen addiction
College Goal WI- Assistance with completing the FAFSA (seniors) All virtual event this year
Healing Hearts- For over a decade Healing Hearts has delivered compassion, care, and connection for children and families grieving a loss from death, divorce, abandonment, overdose, incarceration, military deployment, and deportation.
Healing Hearts expanded its Children’s Grief Group programs to provide greater access for families in Southeast Wisconsin.
- Waukesha (12-week program): Mondays, Sept 26-Dec 19
- Menomonee Falls (6-week program): Thursdays, Sept 22-Oct 27
- Oconomowoc (6-week program): Thursdays, Nov 10 – Dec 22
Visit www.healingheartswisconsin.org to select a group and submit an inquiry to participate.
Resources from the Pewaukee Library- Help Now (Live online tutoring)
Student Job "Board"- Often times, local employers will let us know of positions that they are hiring for. This document will be updated each time we learn of a new opportunity so check back often!