need to see a counselor?
know someone who needs help?
If you know someone who is in danger of being hurt by someone else or is planning to hurt themselves, please tell a trusted adult right away.
CLICK HERE if you would like one of the WHS counselors to reach out to them!
If it is a weekend or an evening and you need someone right away, please call 911 or Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 OR Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization. Free, 24/7, confidential.
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COnnect with your counselors
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EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR:
Freshmen and Sophomores: Mr. Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors and Seniors: Mrs. Chladny email@example.com
Upcoming College Visits
This year, we are bringing back College, Military, and Career representatives to visit our campus during lunch hours. If you are interested, please stop by and visit their table!
Southeast Missouri State (SEMO) - Wednesday, September 22nd
LLCC - Monday, October 4th
Milikin University - Tuesday, October 12th
Greenville University - Wednesday, October 13th
IL Air National Guard - Thursday, October 14th
UIS - Thursday, October 28th
LLCC - Wednesday, November 3
LLCC - Friday, December 3
LLCC - Wednesday, March 23
LLCC - Wednesday, April 13
North County Teen Court Juror Applications
If you are interested in applying to be a juror on the North County Teen Court, please see the guidance department. This program provides an alternative for the local police departments for first time juvenile offenders. Jurors hear cases in which the offender had admitted to guilt to committing an offense. Hearings are held once a month for Riverton offenders at the Williamsville Fire Department by Williamsville jurors.
Group Counseling Survey
Students please take this survey. The Guidance Office is looking into starting small group counseling this school year. We want to see what types of groups students are interested in. To take the survey click on the link below. All infomation will be kept confidential.
Other Upcoming Events
Vet Med Open House
Hosted by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The Open house will be on Sunday October 3rd from 10 AM to 4 PM and will be located at 2001 South Lincoln Avenue in Urbana Illinois. This event is student ran and will showcase the animals, science and opportunities in a veterinary career. No admission is required and no registration is needed.
For more information click on the link to learn more:
Commonwealth Honors Academy
Hosted by Murray State University. The Commonwealth Honors Academy is a three week academic enrichment program (June 4th to June 25th 2022) for outstanding high school students that have completed their Junior year of high school with a GPA of 3.5 and a minimum composite score of 25 on the ACT (or equivalent on the SAT or PSAT).
Receive 6 hours of honors level university studies credit.
Have the opportunity to take 6 additional hours of tuition free courses at Murray State University during their senior year.
Be awarded a four year $2,000 renewable housing scholarship to attend Murray State University.
Only cost to students is a $250 tuition processing fee (can be waived if receiving free or reduced lunch or ACT fee waiver)
Applicants must take ACT no later than December 2021 to qualify for the academy. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2022
For the application you will need to fill out the student portion of the application. For the teacher recommendation form and counselor form that must be filled out by a teacher and school counselor. Have your teacher and school counselor fill out the form by visiting https://www.murraystate.edu/cha/
To access the application information click on the link below:
Memorial Medical Center Volunteering
Memorial Medical Center (Located at Springfield IL 701 N. First St.) is offering volunteering opportunities to high school students. This is a great opportunity to gain job experience.
Some volunteering opportunities are:
Assisting at the gift shop
Staff waiting room desks and provide support/communication to families
Provide support to patients in Infusion Services, Hospice and the Emergency Department
Interact with children at Memorial Child Center
Greet and direct visitors at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation and Baylis building
If you are interested in volunteering at Memorial Medical Center please click on the link below or call 217-788-3352 to fill out an application
Below are some websites that contain information regarding study skills, note-taking, time management, and test-taking strategies: