Woodstock North Counseling News

Information for Everyone!

Course Selection 2021-2022 Has Begun!

This week, counselors met with freshmen to choose classes for next year. All grade levels should be preparing for course selection appointments by watching their grade level videos, elective videos, and filling out their course selection form. These videos can be found below on our WNHS Thunder YouTube Channel.

Sophomores will meet with counselors during the week of Nov 16

Juniors will meet with counselors during the week after Thanksgiving

Appointment times are listed in the Student Service's Canvas page under "Course Selection" and can be found by clicking on the "When is my course selection appointment?" button.

Click below for more information.

Course Selection Information

Click here to access course selection forms, course lists, instructional videos, and more.

Elective Videos & Course Selection Videos

Videos about the following courses are now on our WNHS YouTube Page: Art, Business, Child Development & Internship Programs, Family & Consumer Science, Fashion, Foods, Graphics, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Project Lead the Way, Science

SAT Test Prep Opportunities

PSAT/NMSQT - January

Juniors and Sophomores. Take advantage of the PSAT/NMSQT exam in January 2021. This is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, as well as a great opportunity to take a practice SAT.

Students MUST be the one to fill out the form. SIGN UP HERE!

Parent Resources

Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

Need a little extra help this Thanksgiving?

The Woodstock Public Library, area businesses, and community organizations are working together to create Thanksgiving Meal Bags to help families in need celebrate Thanksgiving.

Meal Bags Can Be Picked Up In The Library:

Saturday, November 21 10am-5pm

Monday-Tuesday, November 23-24 10am-7pm

As Long As Supplies Last. Limit One per Family.

Free Mental Health Apps During Covid

Check out this list of free apps to help cope during COVID.

Wake Up Call - A Substance Abuse Education Program

Parents! On Tuesday, November 17th , Your Choice to Live, Inc. will present Wake Up Call, a substance abuse educational program, virtually from 7:00-8:30 PM. This event will be a live virtual event. Attendees will remain anonymous during the event. No one except for the host will be able to see attendee name and the presentation platform does not allow attendees to turn on their cameras or microphones.

The rise in the use of vaping devices and other substances among youth is a growing concern. Are you familiar with carts? Dabs? Box mods? If you have young people in your life, you should be.

The Wake Up Call presentation, a program of Your Choice, provides practical information on current drug trends, a walk-through of a teens' bedroom with more than 50 red flags that could indicate substance abuse, as well as proactive parenting strategies to keep your child substance free.

For more information or to register for this FREE event, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jk4Qd34yTKKh4GK8XgfFcQ. Registration is required (ages 21 and older only).

Blue Light Glasses - Free

Students are spending a lot of time right now looking at a screen because of our remote learning format. Blue light glasses are glasses that manufacturers claim can filter out blue light, particularly when you are working for many hours on a computer screen. The glasses have filtering materials or surface coatings on the lenses that block a portion of blue light. Blue light blocking glasses are reported to ease digital eye strain, decrease your risk of macular degeneration, reduce glare, and increase the clarity of your vision.

If you are interested in having your student receive a free pair of blue light glasses, please ask your student to complete this form. Students must be the ones that complete the form.

Senior Students

Did you order your Cap and Gown?

All Seniors should have received an email about ordering their cap and gown from Josten's. Cap and Gown orders are due by November 25th. Please ask your student to share the emails they have received with you so that as a parent you are fully informed.

To access the information from our website, go to the WNHS Homepage and scroll down until you see the image of the graduation cap. There is a link in that article that will take directly to Josten's homepage for all the information. The basic package, with only those things that are essential for your graduate, is $60. Click here for the same link. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our Josten's rep (his number is on the webpage) or to call our main office.

Seniors & College Applications

Did you know that due to the pandemic, colleges and universities across the country have made the decision to go Test-Optional for the 2021-2022 school year? So, what does Test-Optional mean? According to the College Board website "Test Optional" means they allow all or some applicants to decide whether to submit SAT or ACT® scores as part of their application. If a student doesn’t submit their scores, it won’t be considered in the application review. For some schools, they may want to see an additional writing sample, or perhaps a recommendation letter. For other schools, they may want to do an interview. Ultimately they will want to see your high school cumulative GPA and the type of courses you took in high school.

So don't delay! The scholarship deadline for many schools is December 1, 2020. If you submit your application, often times this is enough to qualify for scholarships from the college or university that you are applying to.

If you have any questions, reach out to your counselor or Mrs. Harmer!