WHS Guidance News
Happy New Year!
Students have just wrapped up their midterms and are getting settled into the 2nd semester. We were thrilled to see so many students and families at Guidance Night earlier this month and look forward to seeing many junior students and families at Junior Future Planning Night on February 6. We are in the midst of meeting with our sophomores and juniors for guidance classes and seminars and are looking forward to another Life After High School week in early March. Seniors will hear about the WHS Scholarship booklet in early March. Read on for information about:
-Junior Future Planning Night-Resources from Guidance Night 2020
-Junior Guidance Classes
Junior Future Planning Night
Resources from Guidance Night
Junior Guidance Classes
Special Opportunities for Students
Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College will be hosting a series of workshops this winter and spring for students and families. The first workshop, College Questions about NCAA Division III/NJAA Schools will be held on February 3 from 6:30-8PM. Register here. The next session, Why Community College Makes Cents, will be held on March 4 from 6:30-8PM. Register here.
The Division for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is hosting a free career day to provide more information about genetic counseling on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. There will be a half-day overview aimed towards high school age students (9am-12pm)Click here to register.
Seed Crew is a 6.5 week summer internship for youth ages 14-17. Seed Crew members grow food on The Food Project’s urban and suburban farms, participate in workshops about the food system and social justice and serve at local hunger relief organizations. They earn a paycheck and community service hours as well as make lifelong friendships! Click here to apply.
The Rotary Club will soon be accepting applications for RYLA, a youth leadership conference held in June each year. Applicants will complete a brief application and have an interview with members of the Rotary Club. Any 10th grader is welcome to apply. Please see Ms. Eaton for an application.
The Girls STEM Statewide Summit will be held on April 5. The Summit is an annual daylong event for 8-12 grade girls interested in pursuing STEM careers or exploring STEM topics. While there is no registration deadline, slots fill up fast. You can register here.
Mass Bay Community College is hosting a Summer 2020 STEM Sampler July 13-17. These workshops are available to underserved* high school students who identify as female. The workshops are a five-day exploratory in Science (biotechnology lab work), Technology (robotics and web design), Engineering (engineering design), and Math (interactive, contextualized in STEM). This program is FREE and funded through STEM Starter Academy. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.massbay.edu/stem-summer-sampler
*underserved-Must be one of the following: Eligible for free or reduced lunch, will be the first in their family to attend college, or are under-represented in college admissions.
Ballroom in Boston is looking for an intern or two to join our studio and help out in a handful of ways -- both learning to assist in-class teaching and handling basic admin tasks. The intern does not need previous ballroom dance experience although some dance experience of any kind is helpful (although not required). No office experience is required either. What is required is a positive & mature attitude, thirst for learning and attention to detail. Hours are flexible although we are ideally looking for at least some weekend morning/early afternoon.This is an unpaid position; however, the intern is welcome to attend any group classes they would like outside of their work hours. This will be a good fit for students interested in the arts, business, and teaching.Any interested students can send an email detailing why they are interested in the internship and their availability to email@example.com.
The Harvard Physics Circle is a free mentoring program, open to all students from the Greater Boston area of age 16 and above. In this program we expose students to challenging physics beyond the high-school curriculum, and prepare them for the “F=ma” exam, the first official exam en route to being part of the US Physics Olympiad team. The mentoring is done by FHarvard and MIT physics students. Find out more here.
Continental Pools is looking for lifeguards for the summer season. Find out more here.
Wednesday, February 5 & Thursday, February 6 - Biology MCAS
Thursday, February 6, 6:30-8:00PM - Junior Future Planning Night
Saturday, February 8 - ACTs (WHS is not a test site)
Monday, February 10 - Quarter 2 Report Cards Distributed in Advisory
Friday, February 14- Registration Deadline for March SAT
Friday, February 28 - Registration Deadline for April ACT
Monday, March 2, Tuesday, March 3 & Wednesday, March 4 - ELA MCAS Retest
Thursday, March 5 - Evening Conferences
Friday, March 6 & Monday, March 9 - Math MCAS Retest
Tuesday, March 10 - Evening Conferences
Saturday, March 14 - SATs (WHS is not a test site)
Mid-March - WHS Scholarship Booklet Distributed
Tuesday, March 24 & Wednesday, March 25 - ELA MCAS