The United States Military Academy at West Point is holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Nov 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Springfield. This meeting will be held at the offices of the Association of Illinois Cooperatives--just off Toronto Rd. This gathering is open to any and all students and parents who are interested in learning more about West Point and the educational opportunities available as well as the admissions process. Stop by guidance for more details or contact WPFieldForce@gmail.com
Upcoming College and Military Lunch Visits:
- November 1 - SEMO
- November 2 - US Navy
- November 5 - LLCC
- November 6 - US Air Force
- November 7 - Lincoln College
- November 14 - Monmouth College
- November 29 - IL Air National Guard
The US Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is Hiring! Do you think you have what it takes to save lives, bust drug traffickers, or protect the environment? Stop by the guidance office for an informational packet or visit the guidance webpage for more contact information.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Qualifying applicants will be eligible to win $1000 or more, a medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. next Spring for four days. If you have engaged in volunteer work and would like to apply, go to www.nassp.org/spirit or see the guidance department for application information. Application deadline is November 6, 2018
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.
VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest-Enter to win $500-$10,000.
Open to students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12! Applications are available in the counseling office. Examples of past winners and applications can be found by visiting www.vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships
Stay in Touch with the Remind App
Seniors and senior parents are encouraged to join WCUSD Guidance on the "Remind App", joining our group notification system is free and easy to to do! We will be sending out important information about the college admissions process, scholarships, financial aid information and much more! To get access to these messages simply copy and paste rmd.at/dbk84b into your web browser on your smartphone, then follow the instructions to download the app. Parents are also welcome: text "@hchal" to the number 81010 to get text notifications when new information is posted. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @hchla to (217) 615-1174 (standard text messaging rates apply).
Junior Class Guidance Announcements
need some help studying??
Below are some websites that contain information regarding study skills, note-taking, time management, and test-taking strategies:
need to make an appointment to see a counselor?
How to Make an Appointment:
Students in the building should complete a "Guidance Appointment" form and return it to Mrs. Bryant. If you have an immediate concern, a counselor will see you as soon as possible.