WHS College & Career Center News
November 20, 2020
November 1 - March 1: OSAC Scholarship Application Available
November 9-December 11: Quarter 2 Advanced College Credit (Dual Credit) Registration
November 23 - 27: Thanksgiving Break for students
December 1: College & Career Tuesday
December 4: WOU Application Workshop
December 8: College & Career Tuesday
December 11: Clark College Automotive Presentation
December 15: College & Career Tuesday
Advanced College Credit (Dual Credit)
Advanced College Credit Registration for Quarter 2 is now open! Students in the following classes can register to receive transferable college credit:
Spanish IV - Armstrong
Spanish III - Canales
French III & IV - Moehling
Pre-Calc - Reschke
Lyndi Tucker visited all of the above classrooms in the past week to share about this great opportunity and explain the process for registering. More information can be found on the College & Career webpage and on the Counseling Departments Google Classrooms. Students and parents are welcome to contact Lyndi Tucker with questions.
To register, students should visit: www.clackamas.edu/acc/register
See attached flyers below regarding registration and the ACC Registration Assistance Sessions offered by CCC.
College & Career Zoom Tuesdays
Lyndi Tucker, WHS College & Career Coordinator, offers open Zoom office hour sessions on Tuesdays (2:30 -3:30). This is a great time to get questions answered and get help on documents (college, scholarship and job applications, FAFSA, Oregon Promise, ACC, etc.). Zoom link: https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/93854128166?pwd=N0EzdThPVmthUHdITEFyVVB3a1VoZz09
If Tuesdays, don't work, feel free to contact Lyndi with questions or to set up a meeting.
Class of 2021 Cap & Gown Orders
If your senior was unable to drop off their Cap & Gown order, it is not too late. Orders can be placed online at jostens.com or mailed to Jostens at the address found in the ordering packet.
All graduates must have a cap and gown to wear during the graduation ceremony. While there are many different souvenirs and graduation-related items available for purchase from Jostens, please note that if students are only interested in the cap and gown, they can order those items separately on the white order form (Line 23 - CAP & GOWN UNIT $48.00 - the basic tassel and stole are included in this package).
We have loaner caps and gowns for those students for whom cost is a barrier. Just contact me with student name and height (for sizing). As always, please feel free to contact Lyndi Tucker with questions!
PSAT – January 26, 2021
For the high schools across the country who were unable to administer the PSAT in October, the CollegeBoard is offering a second opportunity to administer the test. Assuming we are allowed to have groups of students on campus, Wilsonville High School will offer the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT and students typically take the test in 10th and 11th grade. If a student earns a high score on the PSAT in 11th grade, the student could qualify for scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The test fee is $18 and fee waivers are available.
It is important to note, however, that testing requirements for 4-year college admission have changed due to Covid-19. Over 1,600 4-year colleges and universities nationwide have waived standardized testing requirements for the Class of 2021 and 2022. For that reason, students should take that into consideration when making a decision about whether to register for the PSAT. Questions about the PSAT and/or SAT can be directed to the student’s school counselor or Lyndi Tucker.
If a student is interested in registering for the PSAT, please pay the WHS Bookkeeper (WHS Webstore or contact Joyce Liden) by December 1. Cost is $18. Payment is refundable should we be unable to administer the test on this day
Clark College Automotive Visit
Clark College offers automotive education opportunities, with job opportunities and training offered at a few of our local dealerships in Wilsonville. The recruiter will be hosting a virtual meeting with interested students on December 11 at noon. The focus of this meeting will be Toyota and Lexus, but the opportunities are broad. Students interested in automotive as a career are encouraged to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89805216428?pwd=NzFNSHlnd2ZQY29HeGRDN1VKN2pGdz09
See attachments for more information about the offerings at Clark.
Western Oregon University Application Workshop
Rob Findtner and Lyndi Tucker will host an application workshop for seniors planning on applying to WOU. Rob will walk students through application process and answer questions along the way. He will also share next steps and answer general questions about WOU. Zoom link: https://wou-edu.zoom.us/j/87036886272
Cal Poly Preview Day - Virtual Visit
Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) has a great virtual opportunity for students who may be interested in learning about all they have to offer! Check it out: https://www.calpoly.edu/cal-poly-preview-day
SAIL -Summer Academy to Inspire Learning
The University of Oregon's SAIL pre-college program is committed to supporting high school students across the state of Oregon by providing access, exposure, and engagement to higher education throughout the school year, virtually, during these times. Weekly opportunities and information can be found here: https://sail.uoregon.edu/current-programs/
Recordings of past experiences and workshops can also be found here.
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.
The Virtual College Night page includes videos from colleges around the state; information regarding playing athletics in college; and information regarding paying for college. Check it out!
UO Duck Previews
Experience an open house from home! Every Friday, UO offers a preview for juniors and seniors. To learn more and to register, please click here: https://virtual.uoregon.edu/#duck-preview
FAFSA & ORSAA Now Available for Class of 2021
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available for the class of 2021 on October 1. The FAFSA is a federal document completed by college-bound students and their parent, with information from the parents’ 2019 tax filing. It assesses a family's financial situation in order to determine how much a student can afford to pay for college. The FAFSA is the financial aid form for accessing grants, federal student loans and work-study funds (need-based financial aid), and all families of college-bound seniors are encouraged to complete it.
ORSAA is the Oregon Student Aid Application and is an alternative to the FAFSA for students who are unable to complete the FAFSA. Students who are undocumented or have DACA status would complete this document.
Videos and information regarding both of these documents can be found on the College & Career webpage and in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom. Questions can be directed to Lyndi Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-673-7628).
Oregon Promise Grant
Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates. Students must apply during their senior year. We have worked with many of our seniors who attended our small group meetings. Any seniors who are considering community college as an option should complete this application.
If your student needs help or has questions, they should contact their school counselor or Lyndi Tucker.
Naviance is a great place to start when looking for scholarships! We maintain a database that grows weekly.
OSAC Scholarship application is now open. OSAC administers more than 600 scholarships for students who are residents of Oregon (regardless of where they ultimately enroll). One application is all that is necessary to be considered for any of the scholarships a student may be eligible for. To start the application, students should visit:
If a student has already applied for Oregon Promise, they already have an account! If not, it is a simple process, and all college-bound students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 1, with an Early Bird deadline (and an opportunity to win $500) on Feb 15. Students should contact Lyndi Tucker with questions.
Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship application is now available. Seniors who are planning on pursuing an education and career in the health care field are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to earn $5,000-10,000 in scholarship funds. Information can be found here. For an overview of the scholarship program, watch this video: https://vimeo.com/458755165
Ford Family Foundation Scholarship supports students who have significant financial barriers, who are graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college in Oregon. Award covers total cost of attendance for up to four years. Student must complete FAFSA, as well. To learn more, visit this website
- 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.
Climate Careers Summit - December 2
Big Jobs for a Big Planet , sponsored by Portland Public Schools, has some great speakers lined up. Students thinking about a career in Environmental Science or any field related to climate future, are invited to attend. Learn more and register here: https://www.pps.net/Page/16553. See the attached flyer.
Fall Virtual Career Events
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 (email@example.com 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: niwnbkm
11th Grade: 4z3kam72
10th Grade: wxxs77
9th Grade: 3vifzqz
Facebook: Wilsonville High School College & Career Center
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 @whs2021A-G to 81010 if your last name begins with letters A - G
Text @whs2021H-P to 81010 if your last name begins with letters H - P
Text @whs2021Q-Z to 81010 if your last name begins with letters Q –Z
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
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-Fi)
Google phone/text: (971) 267-2734
Lucia Meza (Fl-K & ELL)
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)