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WHS Counseling Center Newsletter- November 2020

Wayfinder Program at WHS

Thanks to an anonymous donor, WHS is able to teach a new mental-wellness course to 9th graders in their Health classes. The Wayfinder program is designed to create awareness and coping strategies for youth as they navigate difficult situations in their lives. Wayfinder stands for Wasatch Aware Youth and provides tools for students to help find their way and develop their personal compass. These lessons will be starting in November and continue once a month throughout the year. If you have questions about the program please Jennifer Roskelley at 654-0640

Utah Women & Leadership Project

The Utah Women & Leadership Project is hosting an online workshop for high-school aged young women titled “Emotional Wellbeing for Young Women: Understanding Your Brain, Body, and Behavior.” The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Dr. Christy Kane is the presenter for the workshop, and she will discuss some of the common emotional challenges that teens struggle with today. She will help unpack some underlying beliefs and thought processes around body image, anxiety and depression, and other emotional struggles, which will help increase mental health stability. Parents are encouraged to join as well. More information and the registration link for the workshop can be found here. Parents and students invited to attend.

1st Generation Conference- UVU

1st Gen Conference at UVU

This amazing conference is back again and we are SO glad they are able to offer it during the pandemic!! If your student is a 1st Gen college-bound student, they are invited to virtually attend this conference. See the attached flyer for details, it's coming up fast!!

1st Gen Student is a student who is the first person from their

family to attend college (or if neither parent

holds a bachelor’s degree).

If you are a 1st gen student and would like to attend the conference, please visit Colleen Cummings in the counseling office!!


Regents' Scholarship

The Regents' Scholarship application opens on November 16th!! Go to


to create an account and fill out the application!

Daniels Fund


The application will close on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST.

The scholarship application can be accessed through our website at DanielsFund.org along with additional information about eligibility requirements, selection criteria, application process, and selection timeline.


Level up your education with a $2,000 scholarship from HireAHelper.

Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.

Entries are now being accepted for the Summer scholarship, which runs from July 18th 2020-October 14th 2020.

Review the terms and conditions and the HireAHelper privacy policy for more details.


PB&J Scholarship

The PB&J Scholarship is now accepting applications and open to seniors at Wasatch High School, UT!

This scholarship is trying to fill in the gap for high school seniors who don't have high GPAs and have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • medical issues
  • peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

Amount: $500 - $1,000 each

Priority Deadline: December 31, 2020

Students can apply through this link: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship

To apply, students will need to fill out the application that includes:

  • essay
  • transcript
  • at least one letter of recommendation (two is preferred)

10th GRADE


Its that time of year! Time to start planning your next school year! Can you believe you will be picking out classes for 11th grade? 10th grade students have participated in career exploration lessons this week from the counselors in their math classes. They have been given a list of electives and a course selection worksheet. Please take a few minutes to discuss course options with your student. We have told them to pick classes based on their interests, future career ideas, and a desire to try new things; don't pick classes based on your friends' choices! Choose classes that will benefit you, and help to guide you into your next step after high school. We have so many to choose from, this should be fun for you to pick new classes for next year and get you one step closer to graduation!

Please visit www.myconferencetime.com/wasatchhs to schedule an appointment with your assigned counselor. Please bring your course selection with you to your appointment(filled out already!)


Have you heard?

Did you know that WHS students have access to a GREAT college and career platform on navigator.kuder.com??? Your student has life-long access to this account which has valuable tools like a scholarship search engine, interest inventories, college cost estimators, career search options, and an e-portfolio builder that you can share online! There are more tools on this website that students will be introduced to as they go through high school. We hope that students will take time to explore the website and learn all of the capabilities it has as they are trying to make their next-step plans after high school. Your student should have already created an account. If your student is new to WHS or they never created an account, please contact Colleen Cummings via email to request the code needed for an account. colleen.cummings@wasatch.edu

National Kindness Day!!

Friday, Nov. 13th, 12:15am

This is an online event.

Look for the counselors at lunch for sweet treats and take your pic in our photo booth to show that you are part of the kindness movement at WHS!!!

New Student "Friends-giving" Lunch!

Friday, Nov. 20th, 12:15am

This is an online event.

New-to-WHS students 1st and 2nd term are invited to enjoy lunch on us!! More details to come; we're glad you're part of our Wasatch family!


Friday, Nov. 20th, 12:15am

This is an online event.

Midterms for 2nd term! Check SIS for your midterm grades!

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 9pm to Friday, Nov. 27th, 11pm

This is an online event.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break and take time to express gratitude for the good in your life! We're grateful we get to work with YOU!!

NO SCHOOL- Teacher work day

Monday, Nov. 30th, 12:15am

This is an online event.

Add an extra day to your Thanksgiving break and express gratitude for teachers that are working today to help provide a great high school education!!! Seriously....take 2 seconds and fire off an email to your favorite teacher!😁