Westport Community Schools

The last day of school for Westport students will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  We will follow our half day school schedule.

Counseling Department - Grades 7-12

Counseling Department

The mission of the WHS Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive program that will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and global learners.
 

Guidance

The Guidance counselors provide a comprehensive counseling program designed to ensure student success. Counselors work to facilitate each student’s personal, academic, and career development through individual guidance and group activities.  Counseling goals aim to foster student potential through identifying interests and abilities; enhancing productivity, dependability and responsibility; constructing self expression and control; and building decision making and conflict resolution skills, along with other social competencies that assist youth in becoming healthy well rounded adults.
 
 
MEET OUR STAFF:
Jennifer Borelli:  School Adjustment Counselor:   jborelli@westportschools.org
Marie Fallows:      School Guidance Counselor-Grade 9 and Grades 10, 11, 12 Special Ed and 504 students and Testing: mfallows@westportschools.org
Mary-Jo Medeiros:  School Adjustment Counselor:   mmmedeiros@westportschools.org
Leslie Ruel: School Counselor-Grades 10, 11, and 12 and college&career counseling:  lruel@westportschools.org
Sherry Michael: School Guidance Counselor-Grade 7 and 8: smichael@westportschools.org
Jackie Corey: Guidance Clerk 7-12 jcorey@westportschools.org
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                         
 
                                                                                            SCHOLARSHIPS    
Applications are in the guidance office.   
 

APRIL SCHOLARSHIPS

1. The Prince Henry Society-Portuguese American Scholarship.  Open to all seniors.  Deadline April 11, 2019

2. Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Scholarship.  Students must be enrolling in a broadcast related field. Deadline April 12, 2019.

3. Greater New Bedford Garden Club-Rose L. Murphy Scholarship. Priority is given to students in majoring in: horticulture, agriculture, conservation, environmental sciences or related fields.  Deadline April 15, 2019.

4. Westport Police Association-Dan Sullivan Memorial Scholarship.  Open to any senior with a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Deadline April 15, 2019.

5. Somerset Federal Credit Union-Oliver C. Perry Scholarship and Reach OUT! Scholarship.  Student or parent/guardian must be members of the credit union.  Deadline April 15, 2019.

6.  William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund Trust.  Open to Westport students who are pursuing a degree in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other medical field.  Deadline April 15, 2019.

7.  Westport Art Group Scholarship.  Open to students pursuing a degree in the Visual Arts.  Deadline April 15, 2019.

8.  John H. Brown Jr. Scholarship-Dartmouth Grange.  Open to students pursuing a career that may benefit sustaining our agricultural heritage, our environment or helping to preserve our natural resources.  Students who have demonstrated community service and have established academic merit are also considered. Deadline April 15, 2019.

9.  Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  Open to students whose parents, legal guardians, aunts, uncles or grandparents are members of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  Deadline April 19, 2019.

10. Westport Lions Club-Three Scholarships (1) Prudence and Ernest Chadwick Memorial Scholarship, (2) Harold S. Wood Memorial Scholarship and (3) Rush Workman/Frank and Brooke McGuigan Memorial Scholarship.  Open to all seniors.  Return your completed application to Mrs. Ruel by April 22, 2019.

11. Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Scholarship.  Open to all seniors.  DO NOT use staples only paper clips and it MUST be postmarked by April 22, 2019.

12. 2019 Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship-Citizens for Citizens INC.  Students must have been a member of one of the following programs administered by Citizens for Citizens:  Head Start, After School Day Care, Family Child Care or Extended Day Care.  Deadline April 26, 2019.

13. Mechanics Cooperative Bank Scholarship.  Open to students in the top 30% of their graduating class. Deadline is April 26, 2019.

14. Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship. Open to students who represent a strong work ethic, participating in school activities, hold a part-time job and manage their time well-these people represent Matt T. Benoit. Deadline April 27, 2019.

15. Saint Anne's Hospital-Sofia Carmela M.D. Scholarship Award.  Open to any student pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health professions.  Deadline April 30, 2019.

16. Saint Anne's Hospital-John Arcuri M.D. Scholarship Award.  Open to students who work for Saint Anne's or have a family member who works for Saint Anne's. Deadline April 30, 2019.

17. Westport Woman's Club.  Open to all Seniors.  Deadline April 30, 2019-NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

MAY SCHOLARSHIPS

1.  The Little Theatre of Fall River Performing Arts Scholarships-Three separate scholarships.  Students must be majoring in music, dance or the arts.  Deadline May 1, 2019.

2.  Domingos-Silva Family Scholarship Fund.  Open to all seniors.  Deadline is May 1, 2019 but must be returned to Mrs. Ruel by April 22, 2019.

3.  Boston Globe Foundation-Richard Phelps Scholar Athlete Scholarship Program.  Seniors who have shown excellence in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities should apply.  Deadline May 1, 2019.

4.  Westport Music Boosters Scholarship.  Open to students who have been involved and support music and performing arts at the Westport Jr/Sr High School.  Deadline May 1, 2019.

5.  Saint Anne's Hospital Multicultural Health Scholarship. Must be bicultural/bilingual and must be entering or pursuing a degree in a health care related profession. Deadline May 3, 2019.

6.  Law Office of Mark E. Salomone-National Scholarship for Road Safety.  Open to all seniors.  Deadline May 3, 2019.

7.  Westport Athletic Boosters Scholarship-Must have played a varsity sport.  Application to Mr. Pacheco or Mrs. Ruel by May 3, 2019.

8.  Betty F. Slade Scholarship sponsored by the Westport Historical Society.  Open to all students. Deadline May 18, 2019.

 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES 2019

The following list is comprised of where our seniors have been accepted as of April 3, 2019.

Assumption College                                                                                Plymouth State University                                          Becker College                                                                                         PRATT

Bentley University                                                                                    Providence College

Boston University                                                                                    Regis College

Bridgewater State University                                                                  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Brown University                                                                                      Rhode Island College

Cal Poly Pomona                                                                                      Rochester Institute of Technology

California College of the Arts                                                                 St. Leo University

California State University-Dominguez Hills                                         St. Michael's College

Clemson University                                                                                 Salve Regina University-Honor's College

Coastal Carolina University                                                                    Sarah Lawrence College

Colgate University                                                                                   Simmons College

College of Charleston                                                                             Springfield College

Curry College                                                                                           Stonehill College

Dean College                                                                                            Suffolk University

Emmanuel College                                                                                   Temple University-Honor's Program

Emerson College                                                                                      University of Bridgeport

Framingham State University                                                                  University of California-Santa Barbara

Franklin Pierce University                                                                        University of Connecticut

Iona College                                                                                               University of Delaware

Johnson and Wales University                                                                UMASS Amherst-Honors College

Keiser University                                                                                       UMASS Boston

Lasell College                                                                                            UMASS Dartmouth

Lesley University                                                                                       UMASS Lowell

Long Island University                                                                              University of Michigan

Louisiana State University                                                                        University of New Hampshire

Loyola University-Chicago                                                                        University of Rhode Island-Honors College

Massachusetts College of Art and Design                                               University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences                   University of South Florida

Massachusetts Maritime Academy                                                           University of Tampa

Merrimack College                                                                                      University of Vermont

Nichols College                                                                                           Wentworth Institute of Technology

North Carolina State                                                                                   Western New England University

Ohio State University-Honor's College                                                     Wheaton College

                                                       

                                                                    
COLLEGE NIGHT
 
THE JUNIOR CLASS AND THEIR PARENTS ARE INVITED TO OUR ANNUAL COLLEGE NIGHT ON APRIL 11TH AT 5:00 PM IN THE MEDIA CENTER.  STUDENTS AND PARENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE SENIOR TIMELINE, AND EXPECTATIONS FOR SENIOR YEAR.  THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK GUIDANCE QUESTIONS, AND TO PREPARE FOR GRADE 12 AND ALL THAT IT INVOLVES.
 
TESTING
MCAS
April 8 Grade 7 ELA
April 9 Grade 8 ELA
May 7  Grade 7 Math
May 8  Grade 7 Math
May 9  Grade 8 Math
May 10 Grade 8 Math
May 14 Grade 8 Science
May 15 Grade 8 Science
June 4  Grade 9 Science
June 5  Grade 9 Science
 
AP Exams
May 6-AP Government
May 7-AP Physics
May 8-AP English 12
May 9-AP Psychology
May 10-AP US History
May 13-AP Biology
May 14-AP Calculus
May 15-AP English 11
May 16-AP Statistics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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