WHS College & Career Center News
September 23, 2021
September 27 - November 12: Colleges Visit WHS
September 30: Paying for College - Spanish
October 1: FAFSA opens for the Class of 2022
October 4: Senior Family College Night - Paying for College Webinar
October 13: PSAT (for those who registered)
October 13: SAT School Day (for 12th grade students who registered)
School Counselor Caseloads
For the 2021-2022 school year, the school counselors will work with the following alpha caseloads and ELL students will be served by their assigned alpha school counselor:
Alyson Leatherman: school counselor for students with last names A-E
Lucia Meza: school counselor for students with last names F-K
Andre Abraham: school counselor for students with last names L-Ra
Christine Moon: school counselor for students with last names Re-Z
Colleges, colleges and more colleges! Over 50 different colleges and universities will be visiting WHS by the time we reach Thanksgiving. Juniors and seniors can find the list in Naviance, and can sign up to attend these information sessions by clicking on the Register button. Those who register will receive a pass prior to the visit excusing them from class for the visit. Sessions will be held outside, under cover and are an excellent opportunity for students to gather information about colleges they may be thinking about. The list continues to grow, so students should check back often. Colleges who will visit in the first week include:
Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) 9/27/21
Oregon State University 9/27/21
Vassar College 9/27/21
Boston University 9/27/21
California Baptist University 9/27/21
Westmont College 9/27/21
Grinnell College 9/28/21
University of Chicago 9/28/21
Point Loma Nazarene University 9/28/21
Whitworth University 9/28/21
Oregon State University-Cascades 9/29/21
Corban University 9/29/21
Linfield University 9/30/21
Washington State University 10/1/21
Biola University 10/1/21
Students can see Mrs. Tucker with questions.
US Military Academy (West Point) Information Session
On Monday 9/27, MAJ Brad Davis, the Far West Admissions Officer at West Point, will host a briefing at the National Guard Armory in Clackamas. Students interested in West Point, along with their families, are invited to attend.
Sign in 6:00, Briefing 6:30 to 8:30 PM
National Guard Camp Withycombe - Auditorium
15300 SE Industrial Way, Clackamas, OR 97015
MAJ Davis will discuss life as a Cadet at West Point and the early career of a US Army Officer. He’ll also discuss the admissions process and there will a question and answer session following the formal briefing.
Oregon Goes To College
Oregon Goes To College is an organization dedicated to assisting students and families prepare for post-high school education. The site includes information for all high school grade levels.
SAT Prep - Khan Academy
Did your student take the PSAT or SAT last year? If so, and they are planning to take one of these tests this year, they should link their scores to Khan Academy to receive a personalized preparation program, based on their test results in each subject area. Students wishing to link their scores to Khan can simply log in here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice. Follow instructions for linking...and start preparing for the next test! Students are welcome to stop into the College & Career Center for assistance in this process.
SAT Prep Course at WHS
We will also, once again, offer our in-house SAT Prep course, taught by teachers Kate Hanlon and Ian Reschke. This class will take place on Sunday evenings (Math at 5 pm, and English at 6 pm) and will begin on September 19 and finish prior to the November 6 SAT Administration. To register, students need to see the WHS Bookkeeper or visit the WHS Web Store (https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/wilsonville_high_sch/). The cost for the course is $150, which includes the book. Questions? Contact Kate Hanlon (email@example.com).
Job Opportunities for Students
Many local businesses are in need student workers. We post job opportunities as a benefit to employers and students. These job postings can be found in the 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Google Classrooms and on the College & Career Center webpage.
Want to explore a career in administration or marketing?
The Family Empowerment Center (FEC) will be hosting two youth internships this Fall (one in marketing and the second in administrative support). Based at Wilsonville High School, the FEC equips families with needed resources such as food, clothing, school supplies as well as access to mental health resources and local programs, education classes, workshops and much more. Internships are after school for 3-5 hours a week starting mid to end of October. This is a great way to build your resume, gain skills in marketing or business administration, and help support the FEC. Students who participate earn HS credit and optional college credit. Internships are unpaid and do not lead to employment at the end of the internship. Internships are available to sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Bilingual students are encouraged to apply. To learn more details about the internships available and to apply visit www.wlwv.k12.or.us/internship Application is due by October 4th
Senior College Guidance
The counseling team visited senior English classrooms this week to continue the college application conversation with the class of 2022. Students were asked to complete a survey that will give counselors the information necessary to assist students with their plans for life after high school. Next week, those students who indicated that they would be applying to four-year colleges will be invited to participate in some small group activities to learn the ins and outs of applying for college as a student at WHS. Students will receive passes prior to the meetings and are encouraged to attend these meetings at the time indicated on their pass. Students who indicated that they would be looking at community college will be invited to meetings in October.
Senior Family College Night Recording
On Thursday evening, WHS Counseling Team hosted webinars in English and Spanish introducing the college application process to seniors and their families. Recordings of these webinars can be found on the Google Classroom for the Class of 2022.
WHS College Financial Aid College Presentation
WHS Counseling staff will host their annual College Financial Aid Night for families of seniors on Monday, October 4 at 6:00 pm. Jenn Satalino, Director at the College Place Oregon and an expert in the field of college financial aid, will present to WHS families. This event will be presented virtually, in a webinar format. More information, including the link, will be available soon.
Spanish-speaking families can find the presentation information below (September 30).
Paying for College Statewide Presentations
The College Place Oregon and the Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) will offer their Virtual "Paying for College"! See attached flyer.
Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m., in English https://bit.ly/2WNbrCd
Jueves 30 de septiembre a las 6:00 p.m., en español https://bit.ly/3jjc6TE
Financial Aid Administrators from around Oregon will answer questions live during the presentation, and families will be able to ask questions anonymously.
Grad Night 2022
The kids are back to school and it seems like this year is off to a great start! First off, thank you so much to those of you who signed up to volunteer for WHS 2022 GradNight. We really appreciate your support. This year's grad night planning and fundraising is already in full swing so we wanted to take this opportunity to fill you in on our progress and let you know about some of the areas where we need additional support.
Student Registrations - VERY IMPORTANT! We need anyone who hasn't already registered their child to do so as soon as possible. This is probably the most important piece of our overall planning as it gives us a baseline for our fundraising efforts and tells how much additional money we need to raise for this year's grad night activities. The registration fee will increase on December 1st so take advantage of early bird pricing now. You can visit our webpage to register online at the following link: https://www.wilsonvillegradparty.com/
Upcoming Fundraising Events
- Soccer Golf Fundraiser - Happening this Sunday, September 26th!!! You can register for this event here.
- MOD Pizza Dine Out Fundraiser - Support WHS 2022 Grad Night by eating at MOD Pizza on Thursday, September 30th. 20% of the day's proceeds go to WHS Grad Night. Make sure to mention WHS Grad Night when purchasing!
Want to stay up to date on events and volunteer opportunities?
Please visit www.wilsonvillegradparty.com for important information
Job & Career Opportunities
We are hearing from local companies about job availability. Those jobs are being posted on the Counseling grade-level Google Classrooms.
Got a student who wants or needs to do some career exploration ideas? We've got some suggestions!
- Click on the Careers tab to find information about thousands of careers
- Click on About Me to work on some self-assessments that will help with exploration
2. Check out these great career exploration websites and tools:
As always, questions can be directed to Lyndi Tucker or your student's counselor.
C-TEC is a consortium of schools and partners in Clackamas County that supports Career and Technical Education programs. The organization sponsors and advertises programs being offered to students and communities, that relate to careers (many of which are technical in nature). For more information and to see what is offered, check out their website and offerings: https://www.clackamascareers.com/
Virtual Career Events
Portland Workforce Alliance provides Career Talks for students through the school year. Below are some great opportunities!
To see what's coming up or to view recordings of past events, click here.
Naviance is a web-based college & career planning resource provided to families by the West Linn Wilsonville School District. Every student at WHS has an account and within that account students are able to research virtually every college and career they could possibly think of! Tools include interest and skills inventories, personality assessments and the careers and majors that match those results.
Seniors who are applying for college use Naviance to keep track of applications, request transcripts, and letters of recommendation. See below to access your student's Naviance account.
Student Log-in to Naviance
- Sign in to your school Google account
- Go to school website
- Click on Naviance under Quick Links
- If you have never logged into Naviance on your current computer, it will ask you what school...find Wilsonville High School on the dropdown
- Choose your user type: All users should click on Student
- Click on the green bar - CONTINUE WITH SINGLE SIGN ON
Parents will follow the same steps...they must log in as the student.
Questions? Contact Lyndi Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-673-7628)
Stay Connected With Your School Counseling Team
Students and families are encouraged to join their grade-level google classroom and follow us on social media:
12th Grade: 4wxxs77
11th Grade: z3kam72
10th Grade: 3vifzqz
9th Grade: ujbz6xc
Students and families are also encouraged to join Remind. Remind is a program that allows us to send short texts to those that subscribe or enroll. Those that receive texts cannot reply and phone numbers stay private.
Text @whs2022A-G to 81010 if your last name begins with letters A - G
Text @whs2022H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2022Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q –Z
Text @whs2023A-G to 81010 if your last name begins with letters A - G
Text @whs2023H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2023Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q –Z
Text @whs2024A-G to 81010 if your last name begins with letters A - G
Text @whs2024H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2024Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q –Z
Text @whs2025A-G to 81010 if your last name begins with letters A - G
Text @whs2025H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2025Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q –Z
The school counseling team is here to support you! Below are the best ways to connect with us.
School Email: We will respond within 24 hours
Text: Via our Google Voice phone numbers listed below during school hours (7:30 am- 3:30 pm)
Phone Call: Via our office phone listed below. Voice mails will be returned within 24 hours
Alyson Leatherman (A-E)
Google phone/text: (971) 267-2734
Lucia Meza (F-K)
Google phone/text: (503) 597-8850
Andre Abraham (L-Ra)
Google phone/text: (971)267-5011
Christine Moon (Re-Z)
Google phone/text: (503) 897-0209
Lyndi Tucker (College & Career Coordinator)
Google phone/text: (971)267-2694
Colleen Loonstyn (Registrar)