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WHS Counseling Newsletter- December 2019

Counseling Events

10th grade PCCRs

Counselors are still facilitating 10th grade PCCRs. If you have not made an appointment, please visit www.myconferencetime.com/wasatchhs and choose an appointment. Please schedule an appointment according to your last name. This is an important meeting to discuss the student's academic progress, test results, career/college options, and course requests for 11th grade.

You will leave your PCCR with your list of requested courses. You will need to input your course requests into the computer. Instructions will be given to you at the PCCR. You must enter your course requests by DEC. 20th.

Upcoming tutorials offered by counselors

Career Exploration- (Open) Dec 4th OR 17th are invited also! Come and learn how to use the new navigator.kuder.com to find careers that match your interests and explore your options!

Counselors' Corner-(Open) Dec 5, 12, 13, 19, 20 A variety of topics, including resiliency....and you might be surprised with yummy treats occasionally!

CAPS spotlight- (Open) Dec 10- Are you interested in the medical field? Come and meet Dr. Garrett Davis, orthopedic surgeon to learn more

More to come!! Check your Swarm schedule!

WHS Resources

WHS Food Pantry

Did you know that WHS has their own food pantry? Good nutrition is a part of students' academic success. We want to make sure all students have access to food, no student should go without! If you are aware of a student in need of food, please contact a counselor so that resources can be offered to that student and family.

Eligibility: Any family of a Wasatch County School District student in need is welcome.

Open: 15 minutes every school day from 7:45-8:00am and after school from 3:00-3:30pm Tuesdays thru Fridays.

Donations accepted! You can drop off donations to West Campus anytime they are open. Most needed items: cereal, cups of Ramen (chicken is the favorite), granola bars, pop tarts, cases of water, fruit snacks, single serve oatmeal, uncooked rice, uncooked bags of black beans and pinto beans, fruit cups, and juice boxes.

Tutorial @ WHS

Tutorial is a 40 minute period, Tuesday- Friday, where students can receive additional help with their classes. All teachers are required to offer a tutorial. The types of tutorials available to students vary in nature:

"Open" means that any student is welcome to attend that tutorial. These tutorials could be study halls, enrichment activities, or organized group (clubs) meetings.

"Closed" means that only students who are requested by the teacher are invited to attend. These students have been identified as having not learned the essential standards in their class and tutorial time is a time to reteach concepts, retake tests, check for understanding, etc.

Please talk to your student and ask them how they are using their tutorial time. It is a great time to get homework done as well! Student who are not attending a tutorial are marked absent; the absence is recorded under their advisory class.


DREAMers App- this app is a resource for scholarships for undocumented, DACA, or other Latino students. A great resource for college-bound latino students to download to their phone!

FOR 11th GRADERS!!! Utah Boys/Girls State Program- for more information visit https://www.utlegion.org/youth-programs/ . Application opens January 1, 2020

Regents' Scholarship- Deadline is Dec 6th!! visit https://www.utahfutures.org/regents-scholarship to apply

Comcast Leaders & Achievers- Deadline is Dec 6th!! visit www.comcastleadersandachieversscholarship.com to apply

Dream Weber Scholarship- will you be attending Weber State Univ? Is your household income less than $40,000? Get full tuition and fees through the DreamWeber scholarship! Priority Deadline is Dec. 1st. visit https://www.weber.edu/dreamweber/apply.html

CTE Scholarship- Deadline is Jan 31st, 2020. Click on the flyer below for more info. Contact teacher Kristen DiStefano for more information

Social/Emotional Events and Info

NAMI Workshops - National Alliance on Mental Health

Family Support Group- 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm at the Wasatch County Library. For families who live with mental health challenges.

Other workshops in Utah County and Salt Lake are available for individuals or families. Call 385-246-5931 or email saltlakeprograms@namiut.org

More info can be found at www.namiut.org

Community Events & Resources

CCPC Operation Hope

An annual Christmas event sponsored by the Christian Center Park City and serving Wasatch and Summit county families. To learn more visit https://www.ccofpc.org This is an opportunity for families to come in and select Christmas presents for their children. Over 1600 children were served last year!

Families must pre-register to be recipients of the Operation Hope Toy Drive. Wasatch County families may register during the times/dates listed below:

11/27 - noon to 3pm - CCPC Heber Valley Food Pantry 55 East Center Street
12/3 - 9am to noon - CCPC Heber Valley Food Pantry 55 East Center Street

12/12 - noon to 5:30pm - CCPC Heber Valley Food Pantry 55 East Center Street

CCPC Food Pantry

CCPC provides the largest combined food pantry in Summit and Wasatch Counties: Providing healthy food to thousands of residents. Open 6 days a week, registered guests can get free groceries twice a month for their household.

Snacks in Backpacks: Each week during the school year, we deliver healthy snack bags to Park City and Heber students, ensuring that they have food to eat over the weekend.

Heber Campus Food Pantry


Monday—Saturday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


5 East Center Street
Heber City, UT



How can you donate food, or needed items, to the food pantry?

Food donations may be made at the food pantry during hours of operation. You may call the food pantry for a list of most needed foods. Presently, in addition to food items, we are in need of baby wipes and diapers, along with baby formula, that we give out to our customers.

College Info

BYU clarification of required transcripts for admissions

A statement from BYU concerning transcripts was recently sent to school counselors. We have clipped an excerpt from it to share with you that explains the requirement:

"Applications to BYU require ALL graded academic work to be reported at time of application.

High school grades are self-reported but should match an official transcript, which will be required if admitted.

All graded college credit must be reported and an official transcript must be received BEFORE the applicant can submit by the deadline of December 16.

For questions, please refer them to ymessage.byu.edu or 801-422-4104."

If you are applying to BYU and have questions regarding transcripts, please call the number above.

College Visits

If you are planning on attending college and are still unsure where to go, a college visit might help! Its not too late to take a tour or visit college campuses around the state. visit https://www.wasatchhighcounseling.com/campus-tours.html to connect to schools and plan your college visits.

Some schools offer great prospective student events!

Snow College- SnowBlast! Nov 22-23 visit https://www.snow.edu/admissions/snowblast.html for more info

Dixie State- Dixie Preview, Dec 6-7, visit https://explore.dixie.edu/visit-dixie-state-university/dsu-preview/ for more info

Important College Dates!!

Weber State Scholarship Deadline

Sunday, Dec. 1st, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

BYU Admissions Deadline

Monday, Dec. 16th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

BYU Scholarship Deadline

Monday, Dec. 16th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

SUU FAFSA Deadline

Sunday, Dec. 1st, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Westminster Admissions Deadline

Sunday, Dec. 1st, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Other Event Dates!

10th grade Course Request Entry Deadline

Friday, Dec. 20th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

You must enter your course requests that were given to you at your 10th grade PCCR no later than Dec 20th. This is the last day of school before the winter break. Log-in to your SIS/Aspire student account to enter the courses. Detailed instructions are available in the counseling office.

2nd Semester Schedule Changes Online

Monday, Dec. 30th, 12am to Friday, Jan. 10th 2020 at 11:45pm

This is an online event.

All students seeking a 2nd semester schedule change will be able to log-in to their SIS/Aspire account and make their own schedule changes from Dec 30th thru Jan 10th.