Class of 2018
Work Ethic Diploma - Documentation Due by April 13
Seniors will apply in their TNN classes. Students who successfully complete the application process will earn cords to wear during the graduation ceremony. The deadline for meeting requirements and submitting completed applications is April 13, 2018. Please click here to view the Tennessee Work Ethic Diploma standards. Please click here to view a list of frequently asked questions.
Students may use any provider they wish for the 10 panel drug test. To get reimbursed, they bring their receipt (must be under $50) and clean results to Mrs. Alvarado at the Hamblen County Board of Education.
College Signing Celebration
TN Promise Next Steps
- If you haven't already done so, apply to the TN Promise eligible school that you plan to attend (click here for a list of eligible schools).
- After you have been admitted to the TN Promise eligible school, follow the directions for setting up your new student account.
- Sign up for a new student orientation session (during which time you will meet with an advisor who will help you pick your classes for fall 2018).
- Prior to new student orientation, check with your college to make sure that you have the ACT scores that you need. This will affect the courses for which you are allowed to sign up. (Information about WSCC orientation is included in this newsletter - keep reading).
- Students who are beginning college in the fall of 2018 have until July 1, 2018, to submit their 8 community service hours. Submit them HERE - we do not submit them for you in the Counseling Office. If you turned in your community service form for attendance purposes for the March 20 Junior ACT date, you are still required to submit the hours using the on-line form to get credit for TN Promise hours.
- If you have been selected for FAFSA verification, you must provide the requested documents to the financial aid office of the school that you plan to attend ASAP. If you need help, please see your counselor or Mrs. Gillett.
WSCC Fall 2018 Orientation
First-time degree seeking students are required to sign up for New Student Orientation. Upon successful sign-up, students will attend an in-person Orientation to meet with an academic advisor and establish a course schedule for the upcoming semester. Orientation is designed to give students an overview of important information pertaining to attending Walters State Community College and being a successful college student. Students should regularly check their WS Senator Email account for information about Orientation. Orientation dates for the Morristown campus are:
April 14, 16
May 8, 21, 30
June 9, 14, 21, 26
July 10, 26
August 2, 21
For questions about orientation, please call WSCC Student Enrollment Services at 423-585-2685.
Next Steps for College-Bound Students
After you make a decision about which school to attend, regularly check your e-mail and student account (with the college) to see about signing up for orientation, securing housing, submitting immunization records, etc.
If you have received special education services (IEP) or have a 504 plan and think you want to request accommodations in college, be sure to contact the disability services coordinator at the school you plan to attend. While your IEP or 504 plan will not follow you to college, it is a good idea to request a copy from your case manager prior to graduation and keep it in a safe place. It may provide supporting information to a college if you request accommodations.
Advanced Placement Exam Dates
May 9 - AP English Literature and Composition (8:00 AM)
May 10 - AP United States Government and Politics (8:00 AM); AP Environmental Science (12:00 PM)
May 11 - AP United States History (8:00 AM); AP Studio Art deadline
May 14 - AP Biology (8:00 AM)
May 15 - AP Calculus AB (8:00 AM); AP Calculus BC (8:00 AM)
May 16 - AP English Language and Composition (8:00 AM); AP Macroeconomics (12:00 PM)
May 17 - AP Statistics (12:00 PM)
May 18 - AP Human Geography (8:00 AM); AP Microeconomics (8:00 AM); AP European History (12:00 PM)
A & B Bunch Scholarship - April 17, 2018
Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators Scholarship - April 10, 2018
Matt Seals Memorial Scholarship - April 16, 2018
Virgil L. Harville Memorial Scholarship - April 18, 2018
Morristown Hamblen Hospital Auxiliary - April 6, 2018
Trojan Army Scholarship - May 1, 2018
DAR Scholarships - Deadlines Vary
"Running Matt's Race" Memorial Scholarship - April 16, 2018
SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes - Two winners are randomly chosen every two weeks from September12, 2017- May 14, 2018
Descriptions of the scholarships and instructions for applying may be found on the Counseling Department webpage.
Tennessee Scholars Applications Due April 13
WSCC Summer 2018 Student Learning Support Academy
The WSCC Student Learning Support Academy is a FREE summer program for incoming college freshmen that serves to help students improve their academic skills in mathematics, reading, and writing with the goal of moving students into college-level coursework and avoid learning support classes. Participants will also learn about student success strategies and tips for using technology in college.
Students may register here.
Space is limited, so register now!
Please contact Connie Earls at 423-585-6938 or Brandy Lester 423-585-6925 in Retention Services for more information.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 1 - FAFSA – Seniors and parents can start completing FAFSA after this date.
November 1 - Deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise Scholarship
January 26 - FAFSA Deadline for Tennessee Promise Scholarship
March 8 – MANDATORY 2nd TN Promise meeting at 5:30p.m. at West High (cafeteria)
April 13 - Deadline to submit Work Ethic Diploma Requirements
April 13 - Deadline to submit Tennessee Scholar Applications
May 11 - Senior Honors Banquet @ First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 5:30pm - invitations will be sent
May 18 - Graduation at WSCC Expo Center, 4:30 PM; students will receive necessary information about graduation during an upcoming meeting with Mr. Kinsler
College Open House Dates
College visits can be extremely helpful as a student is making important decisions about to which schools he/she will apply and eventually about to which school he/she will eventually commit to attending. College visits and open house events often give students opportunities to learn about the application process, available financial aid and scholarships, housing options, and academic programs/majors. Students will generally be offered a tour of campus which includes dorms, dining and recreation facilities, student centers, and academic buildings. Setting foot on a college campus and experiencing some of the same things experienced by the college's students can help high school students decide if the school is a good "fit". Click the links below to register on-line for upcoming events. If these dates do not work, students may check college websites for other visit opportunities.
April 21 - Preview Day
April 28 - Big Orange Preview Day/Spring Open House
TN Promise Community Service
Students should keep track of the following information related to their community service so that they have what they need for on-line submission: place, date, number of hours, supervisor's name, supervisor's phone number, and supervisor's e-mail address.
More information may be found on the TN Promise website or in the green TN Promise student handbook that students received during the assembly on October 11. Students who did not attend the meeting on October 11 or pick up their student handbook may stop by the counseling office to get a copy.
Class of 2018 Remind Messages
Be sure to visit the Morristown West Counseling Department webpage often for scholarship updates! To access this webpage, please go to the Morristown West High School main webpage and click on the “Scholarships” link on the left (under “News & Events”). Here you will find scholarships listed in order of receipt. This is not an exhaustive list. Many scholarship opportunities are available to students, and it is the student's responsibility to seek these opportunities. Students may wish to research opportunities to apply for scholarships at the post-secondary institution(s) to which they plan to apply as well as on-line search engines (some are listed below) and places of student/parent employment. Of course, the TN Promise scholarship is available to eligible students (see article above).
West High ACT Code 431-587 (Where your scores are sent)
West High Test Center Code 193810 (Where you take the test)
Upcoming Exam Dates
*April 14, 2018 - registration deadline is March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 - registration deadline is May 4, 2018
July 14, 2018 - registration deadline is June 15, 2018
Please visit www.act.org for information about late registration and photo upload deadlines.
*The test will be administered at Morristown West High School
Students will not be admitted to the test center without an admission ticket.
TN Hope Scholarship
How to Qualify:
· Entering freshmen must have either a 21 ACT score OR an overall unweighted minimum 3.0 GPA.
For entering freshmen beginning with fall 2015 and thereafter
· Four-Year Institutions and two-year institutions with on-campus housing: Up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshmen and sophomore; then up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior
· Two-Year Institutions: Up to $1,500 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshman and sophomore
Award amounts are available for summer enrollment
· Class status is determined by the postsecondary institution
How to Apply:
· Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2017. The completion of the FAFSA is your application for the TN Hope Lottery Scholarship.
Click here for a list of eligible institutions.
Students who need their transcripts sent to colleges may see Ms. Davidson in the Counseling Office to complete a transcript request form. The first transcript is free; each additional transcript costs $3.00. Please allow at least two weeks to process transcript requests.
Meet Erica Gillett - Niswonger CARE Advisor
Counseling Office Contact Information
- Jill Reuschel: Students A-E
Gwen Ledford, Lead Counselor: Students F-L
Renae Byrd: Students M-R
Melanie Justis: Students S-Z
Crystal Davidson: Counseling Office Secretary
Office Contact Information:
- Phone- 423-581-1600
- Fax- 423-585-3791