Westport Community Schools

Elementary (WES and Mac) report cards will be distributed on December 11th and WJSHS Progress Reports will be mailed home on December 18th.

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.   
 
1.   Horatio Alger:  Online Application 
2.  JCI Senate:  Due January Application in the office
3.  ELKS:  Due January.  Application in the office                                                                            
 
 
 
INDUSTRY TOUR
On Nov 30th students from grades 7-12 will be able to tour the Joseph Aboud factory in New Bedford, MA.
Joseph Aboud is an award winning menswear fashion designer.  Students will see the creation of these clothes that have been part of New York Fashion Week.  They will learn about manufacturing, design, sales and office management.
 
On Dec 14th juniors and seniors will be allowed to tour MTTI-Motoring Technical Training Institute.  MTTI is located in Seekonk, MA.
Students will learn about trades in HVAC, Medical Assisting, Building, Personal Training Resident and Commercial Electrician and so much more.  MTTI is an alternative for students not interested in the traditional college path.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
CCEB Code:  222360
 
 
 
Websites
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