WHS College & Career Center News

Summer 2019

Important Dates


August 9: Student Schedules available on Family Link
August 13: New Student Registration, 8:30 - 3:00 (see below)

August 14: Seniors SEE COUNSELOR, 8:30 - 3:00 (see below)

August 15: Juniors/Sophomores SEE COUNSELOR, 8:30 - 3:00 (see below)

August 16: Freshmen SEE COUNSELOR, 8:30 - 3:00 (see below)

August 26: First day of school

September 11: Back to School Night

September 19: Senior Family College Night

October 16: PSAT (Sophomores and Juniors) & SAT School Day (Seniors only)



Registration Days -- August 13 - 16


Registration for new students will take place on Tuesday, August 13. This is for students who are new to our district, not incoming 9th graders who attended one of our middle schools.


The remaining three days of this week are for students who have a SEE COUNSELOR on their schedules. Counselors will work with them to fill their schedules. No schedule changes will be made before school starts.


Schedules will be available on Family Link on August 9.


Job Opportunities


Many local businesses and individuals are looking to hire students. The current list of opportunities can be found on the Job Opportunities section of the College & Career Center webpage. Check it out!


Summer Programs & Opportunities


Check out the list of summer opportunities for students, which is housed in Naviance (scroll down to bottom of front page). This list includes volunteer, internship, and academic programs for students at all grade levels.


Summer is the ideal time to take on some volunteer activities! Make sure to keep track of activities this summer that may be useful for college and scholarship applications.


Career Tech Showcase


Clackamas Community College will host a Career-Tech Showcase on Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at their Oregon City campus in the new Industrial Technology Center.


This is an event for parents and youth to explore education for jobs that are hands-on and in demand.



  • Local companies will give their insight into the current job market
  • CCC Faculty will give tours and share information about courses and training opportunities
  • Financial Aid staff will be available for questions.


This is a free event, but registration is encouraged https://indtech.eventbrite.com



New Local Apprenticeship Program for WHS Graduates


A local commercial HVAC Contractor serving the Portland Metro area for Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Controls of the equipment, Gohman Mechanical is a small family owned employer and a training agent for the Northwest College of Construction certification program. The qualified apprentice would work with a journeyman the first year, then move into the Apprenticeship program. There are both Service Technician and Sheet Metal Programs.


Gohman Mechanical will pay for the certification programs – If the employee shows an aptitude for learning the trade and is a good fit with our team of employees. Wage would be $3.00 above minimum wage to start and the Journeyman’s are working up to $40/Hour, depending on the experience and qualifications in the field. Interested graduates should send an email to hr@gohmanmechanical.com or call 503-658-1892 to learn more.


SAT Prep - Khan Academy


Did your junior take the SAT this spring? If they are planning on taking it again, 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!


SAT Prep Course at WHS


We will also, once again, offer our in-house SAT Prep course, taught by teachers Kirk Fowler and Kate Hanlon. This class will begin on September 8 and finish on October 13, right before the Oct 16 SAT School Day test. Watch for more information regarding registration in August!


PSAT - October 16


The PSAT will be offered nationwide during the school day on Wednesday, October 16. The state of Oregon pays for all sophomores to be registered and take the test. We strongly encourage juniors to register and pay ($20) for the test as a practice for the SAT later in the school year. Junior families will be able to pay for the PSAT (which registers the student) when they pay fees this summer, or by visiting the WHS Webstore. More information to come in August.


SAT School Day


WHS will once again offer the SAT to seniors on the same day younger students are taking the PSAT. The test will not include an essay at this administration, and students will register with us in the fall or on the WHS Webstore, not on the College Board website as they do for other SAT administrations. We will send more info in August!



Remind Texts


Want to stay connected and receive announcements in a timely manner? The WHS Counseling Department has created Remind accounts for each class. Remind is a program that allows us to send short texts with important announcements to those that subscribe or enroll. Those that receive texts cannot reply and phone numbers stay private.

Class of 2020 – Text @wvhs2020 to 81010
Class of 2021 – Text @wvhs2021 to 81010
Class of 2022 – Text @wvhs2022 to 81010
Class of 2023 – Text @wvhs2023 to 81010


ASPIRE


ASPIRE encourages and assists students in planning for life after high school. WHS students at all grade levels who are interested in working with an adult mentor in the College & Career Center should stop by and talk to Lyndi Tucker.


Adults wishing to become mentors should check out the ASPIRE website, and contact Lyndi Tucker for information and to set up a meeting.


Helpful Links

School Calendar

FamilyLink (Student Grades& Attendance)

College & Career Center


Weekly Athletic/Activity Schedule (Posted each Monday during the school year)


Booster Club Booster Club Store https://pacificcoastathletics.tuosystems.com/stores/wb18

Music& Arts Partners

Community Bulletin Board (Community announcements from around the district)