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WHS Counseling Newsletter January 2020
2nd Semester SCHEDULE CHANGES
ONLINE SCHEDULE CHANGES
Online schedule changes are available to students from Dec. 30- Jan 10. Students will be able to make changes to class periods, teachers, and swap out classes for a different option during this time frame. Log in to your SIS/Aspire account and click the "scheduling" tab on the right side to start the process. Schedule change tutorial video: https://youtu.be/0PMaWUqvHZM
FACE-to-FACE SCHEDULE CHANGES
Appointments are for those students in need of adding a parent release, TA, college course, or other special circumstance. Face to Face appointments ARE NOT for students trying to get into already full courses as listed on the computer!!
Appointments will be available Jan 8th & 9th. Visit www.myconferencetime.com/wasatchhs
"SEE COUNSELOR" SCHEDULE CHANGES
Jan 13th & 14th will be reserved for students who failed to take advantage of online scheduling. Those students should come to the counseling center during the class period that they are missing a class. Another reason to try to make schedule changes online! If you wait until the "see counselor" days, options will be limited!
Counseling Department Needs Assessment
During the month of November, Wasatch High School counselors conducted a Parent and Student Needs Assessment. Needs assessments are crucial to the school counseling program because the results inform us, in part, on how to build our program- what topics students need to learn in guidance lessons, what kinds of counseling support groups our students most need, etc. Needs assessments allow school counselors to collect data on the issues that students feel they need support with and that parents want support with.
Our needs assessment results from this year shows that both parents and students are most concerned about student depression and anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. It is estimated that one in five adolescents from all walks of life will suffer from depression at some point during their teen years. However, while depression is highly treatable, most depressed teens never receive help.
Teen depression goes beyond moodiness. It’s a serious health problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Fortunately, it is treatable and parents can help. Your love, guidance, and support can go a long way toward helping your teen overcome depression and anxiety to get their life back on track.
If you feel your student is suffering from anxiety or depression and you would like resources to help, please contact your student’s school counselor. Here at Wasatch High School we have many resources to help your student including licensed mental health workers, specialized tutorials and 504 plans.
ACT PREP CLASS11th grade ACT prep class will run from Jan 28th- Feb 21st, 7:00am-7:50am. Registration available now! $40 to register. Pay at the finance window, take your receipt directly to the counseling office to pick up your practice ACT book!
This class is a 4-week class. Students will rotate through one test subject each week. Classes are taught by Wasatch High teachers. Questions? Contact Dave Carter, WHS counselor.
ACT STRATEGIES PRESENTATION
Jan 27th- All juniors will attend a presentation, during advisory, in the auditorium. Counselors will share strategies for navigating the ACT.
January 22nd - Guest Speaker- Jennifer Chipman (Senior Interior Designer with Alder and Tweed) who will also be offering 2 fall internships.
January 23rd- Career exploration using navigator.kuder.com
Dates TBA on Swarm for tutorials about: College Credit Options, Resiliency, Professional Skills and more!
GEAR UP, Get Ready, and Go to College!
Great news! Wasatch High School participates in the statewide college prep program, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). Eligible 9th -12th grade students get extra support to get ready for college with ACT preparation classes, help finding money for school, and visits to universities and colleges throughout the state, among other services. GEAR UP Juniors and Seniors just to a trip to SNOW BLAST, an overnight trip to Snow College, where they stayed in the dorms, took a campus tour, and learned about college life from current college ambassadors. All GEAR UP activities are free for participants. For more information contact our GEAR UP Counselor, Cathy Cardenas, at email@example.com or contact any Wasatch Counselor.
TRiO Upward Bound
Eligibility: students from low-income households and/or families where neither parent has earned a college degree. Contact Casey Wilde for more information Cwilde@uvu.edu or 385-208-0161
If you are an MTEC student or are thinking about enrolling in an MTEC program and have questions, MTEC counselors are available to WHS students on the following days:
January 7 -Karalee Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 10 -Brooke Bradley (email@example.com)
March 10 -Karalee Clarke
April 13-Brooke Bradley
May 11- Karalee Clarke
You must send an email to the assigned counselor for that day in advance! They will only come to WHS if they receive emailed requests from students prior to the posted day.
College Info & Events
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs
Utah Sheriffs' Association
Utah State University Scholarship Deadline
Friday, Jan. 10th 2020 at 12am
This is an online event.
UVU Spring Semester Classes Begin!
Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 at 12am
This is an online event.
T/TH classes will start on the 7th.