Counselor Connection

News to Support Students

Counselor Meet and Greets

Over the course of September counselors visited Freshman Access Tutorials during the advisory time to introduce themselves and get to know the students on their caseloads. Students learned about their counselor, how their counselor can help them and how to contact their counselor through email and scheduling appointments.

During October and November counselor visits will continue to Sophomore and Junior Access Tutorial periods.

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School Social Workers

Westview Social Workers can support families with connection to resources, such as food, rental/utility assistance, Mental Health/therapists, family conflicts, clothing etc.

If your family would benefit from backpack full of food on Fridays, please email one of our social workers and let them know.

We also provide support at school. The Westview Wellness Room is open for students to visit during the day. If students are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or like they just need a few minutes, they are welcome to stop by the wellness room and check in with one of our social workers or counselors anytime, all day.

If you or your student is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Washington County Crisis Line (503)291-9111

World Mental Health Day Sunday October 10th

Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem.

If you’re in good mental health, you can:

  • make the most of your potential
  • cope with life
  • play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.

Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health.

Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.

There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.

World Mental Health Day Advisory Presentation

On Monday October 11th in honor of World Mental Health Day staff will share with students this presentation to help students know the resources available to them.

Seniors, do you have a plan for after high school?

As seniors are busy making plans for next year there are those who are still determining what is in store for them next. If you still need to develop a plan for next year please visit the College and Career Center for help.