PWHS Counseling Services Update

May 13th, 2020

Weekly Update

During these last few weeks of virtual learning, the PWHS school counselors and psychologist are committed to maintaining a strong online presence with students and parents. We will continue to coordinate with administration and colleagues to best support the physical, mental, and social health of all PWHS students. Please reach out if we can assist you in any way.

During the school day we are available through e-mail at:

If you prefer a phone call or virtual meeting, please use the buttons below to schedule a time with your school counselor/school psychologist. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to best support all students and families.

-Mrs. Pasten, Mrs. McCaman, Mrs. Herlache, Mrs. Eason, and Mrs. Hess


Students/parents interested in Pass/In Progress grading - contact your counselor

***Pass/In Progress

For a variety of reasons, students may be designated Pass/In Progress. This option for students must be requested by the parent/guardian and will be determined/approved by school administration through the PWHS Student Support Team. A Pass/In Progress will be determined for all classes if designated by the Student Support Team. Teachers will continue to enter traditional grades in the gradebook; however, a designation of Pass or In Progress will be entered at the end of the semester.

Students that receive an In Progress grade for the semester will be able to have an opportunity to earn a Pass (P) by completing required work in the week long make-up time from June 1-5 (formerly Finals) or during summer school. Summer School expectations to earn a Pass (P) will be determined through instructional staff and administration. Summer school classes may be in person or virtual as determined by the school district, health department, and the State of Wisconsin. Students that do not earn a Pass (P) by the conclusion of summer school will receive a Failure in the gradebook for that course.

Do you need help with organization? Click on the link below for a daily planner.

Attention 9th and 10th graders - PSAT testing for next school year

Next school year, on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 Port Washington High School will be offering sophomore and junior students the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The PSAT will be held during the school day at an off-site location.

Please click on the document below for test details and information on how to register.


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Counseling Group Chat - Tuesdays at 11am!

Are you feeling overwhelmed or isolated? Are you going stir-crazy while staying at home?

Join our online community!!! The PWHS Counseling Team will be hosting a group student meeting through Zoom every Tuesday at 11:00 AM . Topics may include stress management, online class organization, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Interested? Click on this link every Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 174 550 411

Password: 116101

Need help finding your MOTIVATION?

Look no further! Check out MOTIVERSITY!!!!

Listen Daily to a collection of the BEST motivational videos.

  • Believe in yourself and all that you are
  • Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle
  • Stop worrying how it's going to happen and start believing that it will
  • Listen to this in the morning and live a happier, healthier life!

Team Fearless

Fearless Motivation: Strong Mind. Strong Life.

Team Fearless offers motivational videos, music and inspiration for all! Check it out!

Online Mental Health Resources for Teens

Feeling like you are isolated and in need of support?

Reach out through these online resources focused on TEENS!


The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.

Speaking of Hope

This web site was created to be the go-to site to connect young adults who have lived mental health experiences. The site was created by young adults, for young adults and includes resources, job boards, and support group listings.

Your Life, Your Voice is supported by the Boys Town National Hotline, and provides several ways for teens to get connected with someone to discuss any issue that is impacting them in the moment such as feeling depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.

Crisis Text Line

Every texter is connected with a crisis counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line’s crisis counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

Virtual Calming Room

Click this link for sounds/music, visual relaxation, guided practice, apps, and resources to help you manage life and emotions.


Ozaukee County Department of Human Services - COVID 19 Resource Page

PWSSD Free Student Lunches

The Port Washington-Saukville School District is offering free lunches to ALL students who reside in our district. Lunches will be available for drive thru pick-up between the weekday hours of 10am and 1pm each day during the weeks of school closings and between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesdays. Lunches can be picked up for multiple days for multiple students if pre-ordered. You must contact our Director of Food Service, Clark, in advance. Call (262)268-5541 or email

COPE Services Hotline 262-377-2673

If you or someone you care about is experiencing what you believe to be a crisis, please call 911 or contact the COPE Hotline at 262-377-2673. Explain your situation and ask for the crisis on-call worker for Ozaukee County.

Click this link for the COPE website:

Advocates - 24 Hour Crisis Lines 262-284-6902 • 877-375-4034

Abuse can rise in stressful times. Advocates works to support and empower those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence by providing safety, advocacy, education and resources.

Click this link for the Advocates website:

United Way COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They may be able to help with bills, rent, and food. You can call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code and you will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance.

National Resources

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Contact the Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon

Call 1-800-985-5990

Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon

Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224


DPI Academic & Career Planning

Resources include:

  • Virtual Career Exploration Resources
  • Dual Enrollment Updates
  • Work-based Learning Requirement Updates
  • Understanding Post-secondary Education and Training Options
  • Exploring Job Opportunities
  • Virtual Service Learning and Volunteering
  • College Admissions and Decisions

Real World Ready Series - Inspire

Inspire Sheboygan invites students to take part in the Real World Ready Series during the week of May 18. Students will learn skills for becoming "work ready". They will walk away with a completed resume, an understanding of how to apply for jobs, and they will learn about options available after high school. Registration is required. Click below for information and registration.

Moraine Park Video Career Chats

MPTC Chat: Let's Talk About Trades and Manufacturing - May 13, 2020
Programs: Automotive, CNC, Metal Fabrication, Welding, and Water Quality
Wednesday, May 13 @ 1:00
Register Here

MPTC Chat: Let's Talk About Cosmetology, Culinary, and Education programs at Moraine Park! - May 14, 2020
Programs: Cosmetology, Culinary, and Early Childhood Education
Thursday, May 14 @ 1:00
Register Here

MPTC Chat: Let's Talk About Law, Public Safety and Security programs at Moraine Park! - May 19, 2020
Programs: Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Paramedic or Substance Abuse Counseling
Tuesday, May 19 @ 1:00
Register Here

Virtual Job Shadows!

We are excited to let you know that Inspire is offering Virtual Job Shadow Experiences! This is your chance to explore! Click on the links below for additional information and registration.
Click HERE to view Career Videos

Research careers online from the safety of your home.