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August Guidance Notes:

Please note the guidance webpage is undergoing construction in preparation for the new website conversion. Thank you for your patience. 


***Naviance has a new look! Beginning early August Naviance is switching from "Family Connections" to "Naviance Student". Students who previously had access to the computer-based program will still be able to use their login information and work they have done will remain. Helpful guides have been added to our Naviance link (left) to assist with navigating the new site. 



New Families to WHS

Wellesley Bring your Own Laptop Program (BYOL) information can be found at: https://wellesleyps.org/1to1program/high-school-byol-participation-options-2018-19/


'18/'19 Parent Evening Presentations:


9/12 Standardized Testing Night

recommended for junior students & parents


9/26 Senior Parent Night


10/10 Navigating the College Process with Students w/LD

        recommended for junior/senior students & parents

10/17 Financial Aid Night - John Marcus, MEFA

        recommended for junior/senior students & parents


11/14 Junior Parent Night

1/30 8th Grade Parent Orientation


2/6 8th Grade Parent Orientation (snow date)


3/28 Fine & Performing Arts Night

                    **@ Weston High School**


5/8 Selective Colleges

recommended for junior students & parents

*** All evenings are @ 6:45 in the WHS Auditorium unless otherwise noted***

Articles of the Month:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/04/21/604073315/when-teens-cyberbully-themselves

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/27/spring-air-and-rejection-for-high-schools-seniors/RbgFkGRjJvr36zLYVJJccM/story.html


Previous Articles:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-decision-that-hurts-your-chances-of-getting-into-harvard-1522229400

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/07/internalizing-the-myth-of-meritocracy/535035/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/well/family/how-to-talk-with-teenagers-about-vaping.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/15/where-teenagers-are-high-school-bathrooms-vaping/IJ6xYWWlOTKqsUGTTlw4UO/story.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/well/family/how-to-talk-with-teenagers-about-vaping.html

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/04/03/what-parents-need-to-know-about-juuling-the-disturbing-new-vaping-trend/23401783/

https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/cyberbullying-what-to-do

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/14/584275859/the-key-to-raising-a-happy-child

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/de-stressing-disability/201801/the-importance-friends-similar-disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XQUJR4uIGM

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/getting-within-college-acceptance-and-the-new-year_us_5a46e613e4b0d86c803c76c2

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/14/570767261/teens-pretty-sober-except-for-the-marijuana-and-vaping

https://www.facebook.com/imjoshshipp/videos/10155936140784246/

https://pleasantonweekly.com/blogs/p/2017/12/08/denied-college-admission-should-you-appeal


















 







Guidance and Counseling Department

The Guidance and 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: guidance 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.

Counselors spend the majority of their time working directly with students. Through individual counseling and guidance 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.

Counselors work closely with the Special Education Department, serving as referral agents and as members of evaluation teams. 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 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 guidance services, calling (781-446-6290 x4608) with questions or requesting a conference when appropriate.


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