Counseling Department Newsletter

April 2021

In this issue:

  • Meet Ms. Crory-- new school counselor!
  • Upcoming April events!
  • WRHS hosts a virtual college fair! Register now!
  • Scheduling Process for 2021-2022 School Year
  • Counseling Block Presentations
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wachusett Wellness Newsletter
  • College Guidance Network
  • Parents Supporting Parents

Meet Our New Counselor!

While Mrs. Connors is out, we would like to welcome Ms. Courtney Crory to the counseling team. Ms. Crory graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Westfield State University and has a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Fitchburg State University. She has previously worked within the School Counseling Departments at Littleton High School and Lunenburg High School. So far, her favorite part of the profession is meeting and learning from students and supporting them as they grow and achieve their goals. Outside of school, Ms. Crory enjoys walking with her dog Jinks, hiking, biking, and crafting.

Ms. Crory will be starting on Monday, April 5th and can be reached at:

Upcoming April virtual events...

April 1st from 6:30-8:30pm: WRHS will be hosting a virtual college fair -- REGISTER HERE!

April 6th at 6pm: Navigating the College Search for Students Who Learn Differently given by Regional Enrollment Representative for Landmark College

This webinar will give students and families the tools they need to determine fit as they explore a variety of colleges and help them prepare for a successful transition. The representative will provide information about what to consider, the questions to ask, and the wide range of accommodations, supports, and programs that exist in post-secondary education today. You’ll hear a little about Landmark - where it fits in the overall landscape- and get plenty of time to ask your questions. This presentation is intended for families of 9th – 12th graders and interested students.

Google meet link:

April 8th at 6pm: Financial Aid Information Session with Monica Blondin, Director of Financial Aid from Assumption

This webinar is designed for high school juniors and their parents and will cover the following topics:

  • How to apply for financial aid (e.g. required forms)
  • How financial aid is determined
  • Review of merit and need based financial aid funding
  • Helpful websites and tips
  • Question & Answer session

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

April 15th at 8am: Sophomore parent/guardian presentation

Please join us for "Planning Ahead for your Sophomore". We will preview college planning, course planning, and other things to consider as your student transitions to the second half of high school.

Google meet link:

Virtual College Fairs

  • WRHS will be hosting a virtual college fair on Thursday, April 1st from 6:30-8:30pm-- REGISTER HERE!

Scheduling Process

The scheduling process for the 2021-2022 is coming to an end. Please remember the date to submit a reconsideration form is April 16th. Students should reach out to their school counselor for the form.

Please visit the Scheduling Process Timeline for more information!

Counseling Block Presentations

Every Wednesday the counselors have been meeting with one of the grade levels to discuss various topics including welcoming back our students, reviewing the college application process, and delivering our Naviance inventories; to name a few. The presentation time slot is 11:15-12pm each week.

Throughout the early part of April, counselors will be meeting with their juniors to give a college admissions recap (April 7th) and then a diversity, respect and inclusion presentation for all high schoolers (April 14th).

Diversity & Inclusion

Please view our Diversity and Inclusion newsletter with this month’s topic of Women's Appreciation Month.

Students in the Diversity Inclusion Group made a presentation to highlight the variety of celebrations that students in the local community and around the world celebrate. The purpose of this document is to list important holidays and condense important dates to remember. For more information about cultural aspects and traditions of each holiday, the full student-made presentation can be found here.

First of Many - Women's History Month 2021

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter

Helping students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors is at the core of our school counseling program. To have healthy behaviors students must first start with education and awareness. Please view our newsletter for April which focuses on counseling resources and benefits.

Please see our past newsletters as well:

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter: April

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter: February

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter: January

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter: December

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter: November

Wachusett Wellness Newsletter: October

WRHS joins College Guidance Network!

We are thrilled to bring our families and students a new service offering going into the new school year. We have signed up our school to have access to College Guidance Network, a virtual programming network specializing in demystifying the college admissions process.

Take a closer look at the full schedule of programming and speakers on their programming page. You will also be able to view past presentations there as well.

College as an Investment

Wed., April 7th via Zoom


FREE Virtual Resource for ALL Caretakers Parents Supporting Parents (PSP)

We recognize what a challenging time this is. The BRYT Family Engagement Team invites you to participate in our weekly Parents Supporting Parents group where parents can get & receive support from each other.

Please join us every week for PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS. Simply click the link and join the Zoom meeting. All are welcome so please share with family and friends.

View the flyer HERE for dates/times!