Welcome to the Student Services Department!
 
Student services

The Student Services Department at Whitewater High School (WHS) offers programs & services designed to help students attain the knowledge, attitudes and skills that promote student achievement and personal growth in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development. 

 

School Counselors facilitate academic & career planning activities which help students discover the connection between their achievement in school and post-secondary options. They conduct individual planning conferences for every student during the registration process each year to promote career exploration and academic success.  Through individual and small group counseling services, they facilitate healthy relationships, inspire emotional intelligence, and help students work through challenges & solve problems peacefully.  They also coordinate the Academic & Career Planning Program, testing, and the local & area scholarship program.

 

The District Social Worker, works with students and their families to provide a bridge between home and school. She assists families in finding a number of community resources, including:  healthcare, counseling, clothing, and other resources.  She ensures that teachers and staff understand mandatory child abuse & neglect reporting procedures. She is one of two homeless liaisons in the district.  She coordinates the Peer Mentor Program which pairs high school mentors with younger students in order to promote healthy social and academic skills.

 

The School Psychologist helps students succeed academically, socially and emotional by conducting testing and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings for students with special learning needs.  She collaborates with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students, strengthening connections between home and school.  By collaborating with pupil services colleagues, our school psychologist helps improve educational outcomes for all students.

 

The Alternative Education Teacher coordinates the GED02 and Competency Based Diploma Programs for students who are at risk of not graduating with their peers.  She provides support and encouragement for students that builds resiliency and helps them earn a Whitewater High School diploma.  She manages the Odyssey program and coordinates testing for students who are in the Advanced Placement

 

Our Registrar / Administrative Assistant enrolls students in school when they are new to the district and manages student information in the Infinite Campus administrative program.  She processes grades, report cards & transcript requests, scholarship payments, registration, and coordinates special schedules during student testing.  She is a Notary, homeroom advisor, academic awards coordinator, and helps every department with special projects throughout the year.  She also organizes the course selection guide and scholarship handbook each year and participates on many building teams including the high school leadership team.

                                                                                                              

Student Services Team Members

 

Name

Position

Telephone

Email Address

Mary Beal

School Psychologist

472-8117

Mary Geraghty

Social Worker

472-8115

Teri Hamiliton

School Counselor (A-L)

472-8114

De Anda Levine

Registrar

472-8111

Pamela Sonmor-Wintz

School Counselor (M-Z)

472-8113

Dawn Shelbourn

Alternative Education

472-8180

 

Testing Coordinated by the Student Services Department

 

PSAT

Each fall, high school juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT. This year's test will be administered on Wednesday, October 10 at the Whitewater Innovation Center during morning hours. The fee is $16.00. Juniors may sign up in Student Services. Sign up deadlines will be posted as well as put into the daily announcements.  

 

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for students who wish to participate in the nationwide scholarship competitions conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT also have the opportunity to be included in the College Board Student Search Service.  Participants in this free service may receive materials from colleges advising them of educational and financial aid opportunities.

 

In addition to being the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, the PSAT also serves as good preparation for future college admissions tests that college-bound juniors and seniors will have to take.  Students in grades 9 & 10 may also take the exam but will not be entered into the scholarship competition.

 

 

ACT

Students in grade 11 will take the ACT® Plus Writing examination during morning hours on February 20, 2019.  The ACT® Plus Writing is a paper & pencil examination consisting of four multiple-choice tests:  English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and a 30 minute essay test which measures writing skills. Students will provide identifying information, high school course & grade information, student profile, interest inventory and up to four codes to send score reports to colleges or scholarship agencies when they complete the pretest one week before the exam.

 

WorkKeys

Students in grade 11 will take the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment System during morning hours on February 21, 2019.  WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment measuring “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Juniors will take three WorkKeys® paper and pencil assessments:  Locating information, Reading for Information, and Applied Mathematics.  Test questions are based on situations, materials and activities that working people encounter every day.  Based on their test performance, students may be eligible for a National Career Readiness Certificate, a credential issued by ACT that proves that an examinee’s skills make them a prime candidate for nearly any job. 

 

Wisconsin Forward

The Wisconsin Forward exam is used to determine how sophomores are mastering the state standards in Social Studies.   This is an online exam given in April/May that will require your child to use a chrome book.   Test tickets with individual student log in information will be distributed before testing.  Please remind your son or daughter to bring their chrome book to school fully charged the day of testing.

 

Aspire

The ACT Aspire is part of a statewide comprehensive assessment program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas:  English, Reading, Writing, Math & Science.  This is an online exam that will require your child to use a chrome book.  Students in grade 9 and 10 will take the exam in the spring (April/May).  Please remind your son or daughter to bring their chrome book to school fully charged the day of testing.

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates for the Class of 2019

Student Services Department

 

Apply for State & National Scholarships All Year

College & University Resources

Scholarships Listed on the Student Services Website

Career Cruising / Financial Aid

Internet Resources / Outside Scholarships

 

Submit College Applications by Monday, November 19, 2018

(Three days before Thanksgiving to have them mailed before the holiday)

 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

(FAFSA) Online if Interested in Financial Aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov / Apply Early – This fall! 

 

Local & Area Scholarship Presentation in the Auditorium

Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

Local & Area Scholarship Applications Due

Friday, March 22, 2019

 

Portfolio Completion Deadline – Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senior Homeroom Teachers will turn in Portfolio Completion Check Lists to Mr. O’Shaughnessy by April 24.   Portfolios must be completed & permission slips turned in by Friday, May 3 to participate in Senior Day Out. 

 

Scholarship Night

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

 

Academic & Career Portfolio (ACP) Presentations

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Whitewater High School Registration Dates

 

Registration Presentation for Students in Grade 11 in the Auditorium

Period 4:  January 22, 2019

 

Academic & Career Planning Conferences with Students in Grade 11

January 28 - February 8, 2019

 

Registration Presentation for Students in Grade 10 in the Auditorium

Period 4:  January 31, 2019

 

Academic & Career Planning Conferences with Students in Grade 10

February 11 - 19, 2019

 

Registration Presentation for Students in Grade 9 in the Auditorium

Period 4:  February 19, 2019

 

Academic & Career Planning Conferences with Students in Grade 9

February 25 – March 5, 2019

 

Registration Presentation & Electives Fair for Students in Grade 8

Early March, 2019

 

Registration Conferences with Students in Grade 8

Early March, 2019



The Whitewater High School Comprehensive School Counseling Program is based on standards by the American School Counseling Association, the Wisconsin School Counseling Association and the National Standards for Career Development.  School Counselors were recognized for their outstanding commitment to student achievement with a Program of Promise Award at the Wisconsin School Counseling Conference at Monona Terrace in February 2015.  Enclosed is a copy of their award winning Wisconsin School Counselor Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR).


Student Services Phone: 262-472-8110
Student Services FAX: 262-472-8281






 
 

Whitewater High School Comprehensive School Counseling Program Award Winning Accountability Report Card 2015

Comprehensive School Counseling Brochure