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"Use Your Whole Heart"

I am here to assist students and parents with the necessary tools to help them plan for the future. Students should use the counseling office for scheduling concerns, career planning, researching colleges, testing, academic support and for assistance finding scholarships.  On this site, I will post the dates college representatives will be visiting West Marshall, dates of career and college fairs in the area, test dates and other information useful for planning for the future.

I am a very creative problem solver.  I think about things differently than other people.  I am a great believer in the future and I strive to help my students get to the next step.  Most of my students who graduate from West Marshall graduate with college credit, which is the ONLY way to hold the cost of college down.  As students get to be juniors and seniors, we make the next step a reality.   I am very pleased that I get to help students find their way to their next step.


 






White Cord Hours

WHITE CORD HOURS ARE HONORED AT OUR GRADUATION CEREMONY IN MAY.  STUDENTS WHO EARN WHITE CORD HOURS RECEIVE A WHITE CORD DESIGNATING COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS COMPLETED DURING A SENIOR'S CAREER AT WEST MARSHALL.

YOU MUST COMPETE 60 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PRIOR TO GRADUATION TO RECEIVE THIS HONOR.

SENIORS:  YOU WILL TURN IN HOURS ON OR BEFORE MAY 1ST TO MRS. EDLER.

JUNIORS:  ANY HOURS YOU HAVE COMPLETED FROM FRESHMAN YEAR TO THE END OF JUNIOR YEAR WILL TURN IN HOURS ON OR BEFORE MAY 1ST TO MRS. EDLER.  STARTING THIS YEAR WE ARE LOGGING HOURS YEARLY.

SOPHOMORES:   ANY HOURS YOU HAVE COMPLETED FROM FRESHMAN YEAR TO THE END OF JUNIOR YEAR WILL TURN IN HOURS ON OR BEFORE MAY 1ST TO MRS. EDLER.  STARTING THIS YEAR WE ARE LOGGING HOURS YEARLY.

FRESHMAN:  ALL HOURS LOGGED DURING THE YEAR WILL BE TURNED IN ON OR BEFORE MAY 1ST.

YOU WILL BE REMINDED NUMEROUS TIMES ABOUT THIS SITUATION.  THIS WILL ELIMINATE KEEPING TRACK OF ONE PAPER FOR THREE YEARS, WHICH SEEMS TO BE AN IMPOSSIBLE FEAT!

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THE ADULT WHO IS IN CHARGE OF YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE SIGN HIS/HER NAME ON YOUR SHEET.

ATTACHED IS THE FORM FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE.

Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the Oct. 5th image to obtain this form.


















































ACT TEST DATES FOR 2016-2017


TEST DATE                             REGISTRATION
                                                   Deadline


September 17-30th 2016

December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016

November 5-18th 2016

February 11, 2017

January 13, 2017

January 14th-20th 2017

April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017

March 4-17th 2017

June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

May 6th-19th 2017

IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO TAKE THE ACT if you are NOT going to a four year college.

If you are not a strong student and take the ACT and get a very poor score, it affects your opportunities to earn scholarships.

I recommend that students who are JUNIORS take the ACT in June after he/she has taken Algebra 2 and Chemistry.

I recommend that SENIORS take the ACT in October. Decisions for college need to be firmed up sometime during 3rd quarter, so it is important that this test is taken in October. If they take the ACT in October, he/she will have a good idea of what his/her scores are and if they need to retake the ACT. They then have numerous opportunities to improve their score.

You register for ACT through the ACT website. It will cost your $30 and requires a credit card payment and a picture upload. If you need any assistance with this, I would be happy to help you. You DO NOT NEED to take the writing portion of the ACT, don't spend the extra money.

There are online tutoring programs you may purchase. However, if your child is not going to prep for the test, I would not suggest purchasing the tutorial program. I have ACT prep books in my office if a student would like to prep for the ACT.

We will offer an ACT Prep class 2nd semester, more information will be forthcoming.

The minimum score that colleges would like to see is an 18. The average score for ACT is a 23. If you have a poor score on the ACT, you are probably lacking some academic skills needed for college. If that is the case, then to get your scores up, you need to be taking rigorous coursework or perhaps you need some tutoring.

Most Midwest schools do not require an SAT. If you would like information about the SAT, please see me and I will point you in the correct direction.


































 




























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Patti Edler,
Sep 7, 2016, 9:57 AM
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Patti Edler,
Oct 5, 2016, 7:27 AM