Happy Fall!

School Counseling Department Newsletter October 2018

  • Senior Update
  • Freshman Seminar Presentations
  • FAFSA Days
  • Interface
  • Twitter
  • Important Dates

Senior Update

Counselors visited seniors during activity block on September 25th. If you missed our presentation, it can be viewed by clicking HERE. We had over 175 parents of seniors attend our Nuts and Bolts of College Admissions presentation on September 25th. If you missed our presentation, it can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Our activity block presentations that were held on October 2nd were a success! Seniors were able to attend presentations around topics including:

  • College Essay Writing Workshop
  • Understanding the Common Application
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Naviance: College Search and Scattergrams
  • Paying for College
  • Community College and the Military

Seniors: Please remember to schedule a meeting with your school counselor prior to October 15th if you are applying early action or early decision to any college. Also, don't forget to register for the college rep visits here at WRHS through Naviance. This is a phenomenal way for you to meet admissions reps who are making the decisions about your applications. It is also a great way to learn more information about a particular college. These are generally small group sessions of about 2-15 students. See your counselor for more info!

School Counselors visit Freshman Seminar classes

School Counselors will be visiting Freshman Seminar classes during the week of October 9th to deliver curriculum to the freshmen. Counselors will be presenting on topics including:

  • Getting to know your School Counseling Department
  • Graduation requirements & review of transcripts
  • How to get the most out of your high school career
  • Google Classroom (each counselor has their own google classroom!)
  • Introduction to Learning Styles

Counselors will be back to visit our freshmen during activity period on 10/23! Counselors will also be meeting individually with their freshmen throughout the first semester.

FAFSA Days: For Parents of Seniors

FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Upcoming days:

Saturday, November 17th at 1pm: Worcester State University

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1pm: Quinsigamond Community College

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4-7pm: Mount Wachusett Community College

To register click HERE!

Interface: Mental Health Counseling

Just a reminder that families needing information on counseling for any student attending WRHS can call our partners at Interface for a local provider. Using this free referral service will also essentially eliminate any waitlist that a provider may have. More information can be found on our website.

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Important Dates:

October 10th, 6pm: MEFA College Financing presentation, for parents of seniors, auditorium

This seminar will provide information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. You’ll learn about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine your aid eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer, and the details of financial aid award letters. This presentation will be held in the auditorium.

October 15th: EA/ED applicants: Deadline for students to schedule an appointment with their counselor and submit gold transcript request form

October 16th, 6pm: NEACAC College Fair at WPI (https://www.neacac.org/2018-fall-fair-schedule)

October 18th, 6pm: MA State Public College Fair at Nashoba Regional High School


October 29th: End of quarter 1

November 7th, 6:30pm: NACAC Boston Performing and Visual Arts College Fair at Emmanuel College (https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/boston-performing-and-visual-arts-college-fair/)

November 17th, 1pm: FAFSA DAY, Worcester State University, to register click HERE!

December 3rd: Regular decision applicants: Deadline for students to schedule an appointment with their counselor and submit blue transcript request form

January 27th, 1pm: FAFSA DAY: Quinsigamond Community College, to register click HERE!

February 26th, 4-7pm: FAFSA DAY: Mount Wachusett Community College, to register click HERE!