News to Know
This news feed is for general information that is relevant to a wide range of students and/or families. Last edited on 1/26/23)
Next Department of School Counseling Evening:
Challenge Success Parent Event
"The Well Balanced Student", Tuesday, March 14th @ WHS, 9:00-10:00 & 6:30-7:30, WHS auditorium.
Private School Applications
Students intending to apply to private secondary schools for the 2023/2024 academic years should be aware of the WHS timeline to request teacher/counselor recommendations. Please refer to the Private Secondary Applications tab on the School Counseling webpage to ensure timely submission of recommendations on your behalf.
Attention Junior & Senior future teachers
The School Counseling Department WILL send your Mid-Year grades to all of the schools you have requested transcripts for UNLESS they receive this form from you BY January 31st, 8:00 AM.
MEFA offers on-going webinars on financial aid . Check out their events!
Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF):
Applications for the scholarships offered through the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) opens December 1st. Please use this link for more information.
Please note: if an AP Exam registration is canceled after the November 14th registration deadline, there will be a $40 exam cancellation fee and only a partial refund will be given. If you have registered for an AP Exam and no longer wish to take it, you must cancel before November 14th to receive a full refund. Please contact Dan Sorrell or Anne North to cancel an exam that you have already registered for.
*** SAT is going digital in spring 2023. Here is a summary of what that means***
Sweetgreens is looking to hire: $18/hr!
Need an unofficial copy of your transcript, report card or get your weighted & unweighted GPA? Students can now access this information by clicking on the "Student Reports" tab in Powerschool.
Need a peer tutor?
National Honor Society provides peer tutoring in most subject areas. Complete this form and you will be assigned a tutor based on your need and skill level. If you are not contacted within a cycle, please see Mr (Eric) Collins (Room 443) or Mr Krieger (Room 246).
Need a work permit???
If you require a work permit, please email Ms. Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help process it.
PLAN YOUR TEEN'S PERFECT SUMMER - The 18th annual Teen Summer Expo will be Monday, February 6 at Newton South High School, 5:30-8:00pm in the cafeteria. Meet with directors of a curated group of meaningful summer enrichment programs for kids ages 12-18. Options for every interest and budget. FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Pre-Register at www.TeenSummerExpos.com and share with friends on Facebook.
Wellesley Health Department is hosting a kick-off event on January 31, 7pm - a webinar presented by Dr. Anne Fishel, a psychologist from Mass. General, who co-founded the Family Dinner Project. She will address the benefits of family mealtime, as well as how to overcome some of the obstacles to getting our families to the table. Visit the Wellesley Health Department to register for this event.
Coffee w/ The Director of School Counseling
Friday, October 21st, 9-10, Faculty Dining Room WHS Support Resources overview
Friday, December 9th, 9-10, Faculty Dining Room Evren Gunduz, Founder & CEO Enjoy Life Education. Leadership from within: How to foster a positive sense of self in your adolescent
Friday, February 10th, 9-10, Faculty Dining Room Course Selection Overview; Transition from Naviance to Scoir
Friday, April 14th, 9-10, Faculty Dining Room Ben Neely, Chief Academic Office, Revolution Prep.Transition to on-line SAT/PSAT, what this means for the student experience
Parent Evenings ‘22/’23
(All evenings begin @ 7:00pm virtually unless otherwise noted. Links will be available the week of the event, unless otherwise listed below)
Where You Go Is Not Who You Become by Frank Bruni
School Counseling Department
The School Counseling Department provides a variety of services in three areas: personal/social, career/college and academic counseling. Within these three broad areas are nine specific services: grade level seminars, counseling, teacher consultation, resource coordination, information delivery, parent education/consultation, placement, evaluation/planning and records/testing. While students are the primary focus of these activities, counselors also work closely with parents, teachers and administrators.
School Counselors spend the majority of their time working directly with students. Through individual counseling and grade level seminars, counselors address the developmental needs of students and provide crisis intervention. They are also in frequent communication with faculty, staff and parents in order to coordinate services and provide an optimum school experience for all students.
School Counselors work closely with the Special Education Department, serving as referral agents and as members of evaluation teams. School Counselors coordinate the 504 process and monitor the implementation of the plans. They also meet regularly with the Student Support Teams that are composed of the assistant principals, school psychologist and special educator to share information and develop strategies to meet the specific needs of individual students.
Any student who wishes to meet with his/her School Counselor individually should make an appointment in advance. In emergencies, however, a student should feel free to come in to see his/her counselor without advance notice. If the counselor is not available, the student should schedule an appointment or leave a note. Parents are encouraged to use the counseling services, calling their School Counselor with questions or requesting a conference when appropriate.