Counseling Newsletter March 2018

Wellness Theme of the Month: Balance

Remembering to have balance in your life is important to keep in mind and essential for personal effectiveness, peace of mind, and living well. It helps us to accomplish the various responsibilities that we have to juggle in our everyday lives. Watch the following link to gain tips on how to create more balance in our lives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glGx7qxo_jQ

March is Course Request Season!

March is course request month which means the counselors will be visiting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade classes the first three weeks of March to discuss course selection for the 2018-2019 school year. We will be providing students with a transcript, four year plan and instructions on how to use the course request system in MyPlan.


Counselors will be hosting our annual Parent Open House days in the Westview Staff Lounge to answer questions about course selection on Monday, March 26 from 3:30 – 6:00pm and Wednesday, March 28 from 7:30 – 9:30am. Reserve your time slot.


Additional resources and information can be found at:

https://www.smore.com/sqvcc-westview-course-registration


4-year Planning Workshop are also available on the Westview Counseling website, under Presentations. This workshop gives you an in-depth look at how to use the 4-yr plan to review credits, graduation requirements, and college entrance requirements.

http://powayusd.com/en-US/Schools/HS/WVHS/Counseling/Presentations

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Choosing classes that align with your future!

Planning for our futures is something that we should start thinking about today. High school is an important time to take courses that align with your interests to see what you want to pursue in your future. The following link below is great tool designed by College Board that allows you to start researching a variety of majors and college options that align with your interests. Take some time to review what majors interest you based of your interest. Doing this makes the course selection process easier as well, as it allows you to take classes that might connect with a possible major you are interested in.



https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges

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Dear Westview Teachers, Parents, and Students,

The Westview PTSA is pleased to offer Career Forums this year. Students will have an opportunity to meet professionals and ask questions in small groups. These events are free, but registration is recommended.



Monday, March 26th from 7:00 - 9:00 we will have "Behind the Scenes Science Careers".

This will encompass Food Science, Fermentation Science, Pathology, Radiology, Pharmacology to name a few.

They are still looking for a Marine Biologist and someone in Forensics to fill out this group of speakers, so if you know anyone, please contact Linda Mauch at slmauch@yahoo.com

RSVP for March: Behind the Scenes Science Careers

Attention Seniors!

If you are a senior applying for the California State Biliteracy Seal, you must turn in a completed application to Mrs. Cruz NO LATER than April 1st. Check out the instructions and application. Please contact Mrs. Cruz for any questions.
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Community College Application Workshops

Students who are considering community college next year are encouraged to attend one of the workshops below. The workshop will cover the next steps including:


  • How to transfer to a 4 year college
  • Required forms
  • Preparing for the placement assessment
  • Guided application completion


Choose from one of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, March 27st - During 4th Period

Wednesday, March 28th - During 4th Period

Space is limited so sign up early!

Miramar College Field Trip

Friday, April 20th, 8:15am-3pm

10440 Black Mountain Road

San Diego, CA

Current high school seniors who are considering attending Miramar College should attend this field trip to take math and English placement tests, go on a tour, and meet with a counselor to create an education plan. You are encouraged to attend one of the above listed Community College Workshops to learn more information prior to the field trip. Students must ride on bus in order to participate.

Sign up by completing the form and after completing the online form, Ms. Bloomfield will contact you regarding the process and documents necessary to participate. Last day to register online is March 30th.

UC admissions will be released soon!

We have updated our handy spreadsheet which provides helpful information by campus on: how applications are reviewed, if alternate majors are considered for admission, how students will be notified about financial aid, if an admission appeal process is conducted by a campus, and much more! A similar version for transfer applicants will be available next month. Click here to access the reference document.
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