Westran High School
Westran High School Guidance Department
To view information for your class click on the class that has your graduation year. Enjoy!
· Talking to Children About School Shootings: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/qf/crisis_qt/APAshooting.pdf From the American Psychological Association
· The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement: A Parent Guide http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/n/school-crisis/resources/parent-guide/
· The National Child Traumatic Stress Network resources for crisis situations: for schools: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/audiences/school-personnel
· Psychological First Aid: Parent Tips for Helping School Aged Children after Disasters provides information about reactions, responses and examples of things to do and say: http://www.nctsn.org/content/psychological-first-aid
· The Missouri Department of Mental Health Fact Sheets for Coping for schools, adults and children: http://dmh.mo.gov/disaster/factsheets.htm
ACT Registration and Testing/ACT Prep
Click on the following for 2012-2013 ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
See Mrs. Kertz to pick up an ACT Registration pamphlet and to ask specific directions about how to register for the ACT. There are ACT Preparation booklets available in the counseling office. See the documents below for ACT subject study guides, or use the following links for ACT Prep:
Free Two-Week Trial Online Test Prep
ACT Test Prep Website
Check out www.learningexpresslibrary.com to take ACT, SAT, and ASVAB practice tests!!! Register and get started TODAY!!!
If you receive free or reduced lunch, be sure to ask for an ACT waiver. You may use two to take the ACT free if you qualify.
The next ACT offered at Westran High School is Saturday, February 9, 2013. REGISTRATION for this date has closed. The next ACT date is April 13, 2013. It is not offered at WHS, but students may register to take it somewhere else (Moberly High School offers it). The deadline to register for the April test is March 8, 2013. Register HERE.
Class of 2013
WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW?
Seniors met again with Mrs. Kertz to review progress toward post-secondary plans. Letters were mailed/e-mailed to encourage the senior and parents to meet with Mrs. Kertz to go through the planning process together. If you are interested but are only available in the evening, it is still possible to meet. Please call Mrs. Kertz at the high school to set up an appointment if interested.
AIEMail Tip of the Week for Seniors
The MACC Scholarship Application is available online for the 2013-2014 school year. Click HERE.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Class of 2014
September 26: Mid-Missouri College Fair at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, MO
Breaking Down Barriers, Mix It Up at Lunch Day (October)
Career Exploration Using Missouri Connections (November)
Classroom and Individual Meetings to evaluate Missouri Connections portfolios and update Personal Plans of Study to form course requests for the 2013-2014 school year.
Visit the following sites to get started on scholarship applications!
Types of Financial Aid
Apply for Financial Aid
CAREER EXPLORATION PORTFOLIO
Class of 2015
Visit www.missouriconnections.org to do some career research!
Job Shadowing Experience
Class of 2016
Freshmen met in small groups once a week with their mentors during first semester to address a new topic each week related to a smooth transition to high school.
Visit www.missouriconnections.org to do career research!
Individual meetings with freshmen to update their personal plan of study and turn in course requests for the 2013-2014 school year will begin Tuesday, February 19.
CRISIS RESPONSE PARENT RESOURCES
The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement: A Parent Guide http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/n/school-crisis/resources/parent-guide/
Psychological First Aid: Parent Tips for Helping School Aged Children after Disasters provides information about reactions, responses and examples of things to do and say: http://www.nctsn.org/content/psychological-first-aid
Learning Express Library---You HAVE to check this out!
Check out and register with www.learningexpresslibrary.com for tons of great resources!!! There are practice ACT, SAT, ASVAB, and GED tests. There are resources for college preparation such as college admission and college placement, and test-taking skills improvement. There are also resources for adult skill building in the workplace, job searching, resume writing, interview skills, preparation for professional tests (CDL test prep, real estate test prep, EMT/Paramedic exam prep), and much more!
Scholarships for Moms
Visit for www.scholarships4moms.net to register for a $10,000 scholarship!
The following resource for parents and families to explore career clusters. VIsit http://www.missouricareereducation.org/doc/parentguide/parent-guide.pdf for a guide called, "Making A Plan: Helping Your Child Explore the Future."
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