Westport Community Schools

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.


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.
Jennifer Borelli:  School Adjustment Counselor-Grade 7, 11 and 12:  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- Grades, 8, 9 and 10:   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
We have already received acceptances for the Fall of 2018:
We are extremely proud of our senior class!!!!!!
Becker  College
Bridgewater State University
Bristol Community College
Colby Sawyer College
Curry College
Dean College
Emmanuel College
Fitchburg State University
Hartwick College
Iona College
Johnson and Wales University
Lasell College
Maryville University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health
Mitchell College
Mount Ida College
New England Institute of Technology
Nichols College
Quinnipiac University 
Rhode Island College
Roger Williams  University
St. John's University
St. Michael's College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
University of Arizona
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
University of New Hampshire
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
Universal Technical Institute
Webster State University
Westfield State University
Worcester State University
The following scholarships are in guidance:
-National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
Scholarship-Deadline Feb 28, 2018
-Fundacao Faialense-Deadline Feb 28, 2018
-Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses-Deadline Mar 1, 2018
-Rockland Trust Scholarship-Deadline March 12, 2018
-Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation-Deadline March 15, 2018
-Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship-New Outlook Pioneers-
Deadline March 15, 2018
-Fall River Municipal Credit Union-Deadline March 16, 2018
-Susan Vieira Multiple Sclerosis Foundation-Deadline Mar 23, 2018
-Irene Erickson Croteau Scholarship-Deadline March 25, 2018
-James J Karam Scholarship-Deadline March 28, 2018
-Westport High School Town Scholarship-Deadline March 29, 2018
-The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital-Deadline March 30, 2018
-Massachusetts Association of Insurance Woman- Deadline March 31, 2018
-2018 DJJ Arts Scholarship-Deadline March 31, 2018
-First Citizen's Federal Credit Union-Deadline April 1, 2018
-Clube Madeirense SS Sacremento-Deadline April 1, 2018
-Westport River Watershed Alliance-Deadline April 1, 2018
-The Community Foundation of Southeastern Mass.-Deadline April 1, 2018
-Fall River Rotary Scholarship-Deadline April 2, 2018
-Portuguese American Student-Prince Henry Society-Deadline April 6, 2018
-Hawthorn Medical Associates-Deadline April 6, 2018
-Mass Broadcaster's Assoc. Scholarship-Deadline April 13, 2018
-Alyssa E. Correia Memorial Scholarship-Deadline April 14, 2018
-William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Educational Fund Trust-Deadline April 15, 2018
-South Coast Community Chorale-Isabel White Memorial Scholarship-Deadline April 18, 2018
-Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship-Deadline April 20, 2018
-Wesport Athletic Boosters Scholarship-Deadline April 27, 2018
-Saint Anne's Hospital Malcolm Macdonald M.D-Deadline April 30, 2018
-Saint Anne's Hospital Zhar Qadeer Mustafa M.D.-Deadline April 30, 2018
-Saint Anne's Hosptial H. Ivan Duran M.D.-Deadline April 30, 2018
-Westport Art Group-Deadline May 1, 2018
-Stephen Philips Memorial Scholarship-Deadline May 1, 2018
-Little Theatre of Fall River-Deadline May 21, 2018
National College Fair
The students in our junior class have an opportunity to attend the National College Fair at the Boston Convention Center in April.  There will be over 100 colleges and universities present along with vendors like College Board and ACT.  This opportunity is thanks to the Educational Opportunity Center's generosity.
College/Financial Aid Informational Night
College/ Financial Aid  Informational Night will be held on Thursday April 26th from 6:00-7:00 in the Media Center at the WJSHS.  This is an opportunity for current juniors and their parents to hear about the college application process and what to do regarding financial aid.  
CCEB Code:  222360
www.commonapp-Application used by over 400 colleges.
www.collegeboard.org-Web page for SAT I and II registration, SAT scores, AP scores and college information and the CSS Profile
www.act.org-Web page for ACT test registration
www.fafsa.ed.gov- Federal Financial Aid Form