Guidance Events 2018-2019
    August 13-14, 2018 – Freshman Orientation Days

    September 20, 2018 – College Information and Financial Aid Night (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

    September 29th, 2018 -- NACAC National College Fair at McCormick Place (11 a.m. - 3 p.m)

    October 10, 2018 - PSAT

    January 22, 2019 – WHS Course Selection Appointments Begin

    February 20, 2019 – Incoming 9th Grade Night (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

    February 26 - February 28, 2019 – WJHS Course Selection Appointments

    March 20, 2019 – Field Trip to College of DuPage for Interested Seniors

    April 9, 2019 - SAT State Testing for juniors at WHS
    April 13, 2019 – National ACT Test at WHS 

    May 21, 2019 – Awards Assembly

    May 28, 2019 – Graduation

  • Course Selection for the 2019-2020 School Year

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 1/7/2019

    2019-2020 Course Selection 

    During the week of January 14th, all current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will receive information about the 2019-2020 course selection process during their homerooms. Course selection books will also be distributed to students at that time. 

    In order to make course requests for the 2019-2020 school year, students need to log into Skyward and click on the “Course Requests” tab. In this section, students will be able to select as many as 14 semester classes for the following school year. All WHS courses that do not require special approval will be available for students to view and select as course requests through Skyward. Parents also have the option to view and update this information through Skyward Family Access.

    Course requests can be entered online through Skyward from Monday, January 14th at 8 AM until Friday, January 18th at 3 PM. To assist students with this process, our WHS Guidance Department has prepared a helpful list of suggestions for students to follow when making appropriate course selection decisions. Please click here to view these recommendations. Students will also have an opportunity during their English classes to enter their course requests online. 

    Please note that all internal TCD applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due to the Guidance Department on Friday, January 18th.

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 22nd, all students will meet with their guidance counselor to review their course requests. A schedule of appointments is posted outside of the Guidance Department and in students' English classes. Students and parents may also view students' appointment times in Skyward under “Portfolio" and then "Counselor Appointments.”

    Counselors will meet with 9th and 10th graders in small groups. Parents of 9th and 10th graders can call or email their student's counselor with any questions. 

    11th grade students will then have an individual meeting with their counselor. Parents of 11th graders are invited and welcome to attend these appointments, if available. Otherwise, please feel free to reach out by phone or email with any questions.

    During these appointments, guidance counselors will ensure that students are on track to meet WHS graduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements. If applicable, special approval courses (such as special education, TCD, or IVS classes) will also be addressed at that time.

    As always, students are encouraged to take this course selection process very seriously. A summary of individual students' course selections will be mailed home in the month of March for all parents to review.

    We look forward to a very positive course selection process for the 2019-2020 school year!

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  • Technology Center of DuPage Application

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 12/11/2018
    As a follow up to today's Explore TCD field trip sponsored by Ms. Bolger, any current junior or sophomore students interested in attending the Technology Center of DuPage during the 2019-2020 school year must submit a completed application to the WHS main office by Friday, January 18, 2019
    Click here for the 2019-2020 Internal WHS TCD Application. Please contact the WHS Guidance Department with any questions.
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  • SAT/ACT Test Prep at WHS

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 12/10/2018

    All juniors are encouraged to continue preparing for upcoming standardized tests at WHS in April 2018. Please see the attached document for more information: WHS Prep Class Registration - 2018-2019. To register, students must turn in the required form and payment to Mrs. Grahn in the main office by February 8, 2019 Registration documents need to be submitted as soon as possible to secure a spot in this after school class.

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  • Technology Center of DuPage Open House

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 12/7/2018

    All WHS students interested in the career focused programs offered at the Technology Center of DuPage are encouraged to attend the TCD Open House on January 17th, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents and guardians are also welcome and invited to attend!

    Please click HERE for more information. 

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  • Junior Classroom Guidance

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 12/4/2018

    On November 30th, the Guidance Department shared presentations with all junior level US History and AP US History classes. These guidance lessons covered the standardized testing timeline, how to register for the National ACT, the Technology Center of DuPage application, and the importance for students to continue working on their resumes in Naviance. Progress towards graduation was also discussed as each junior received an unofficial copy of his/her transcript to review. Follow-up individual meetings regarding graduation progress and postsecondary planning will take place with all juniors during the course selection process.

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  • How to register for a National ACT exam

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 11/28/2018
    Attention juniors! If you are planning to take the National ACT exam at WHS on Saturday, April 13th, 2019, please complete the following steps. See your counselor with any questions.
    • Go to actstudent.org
    • Create an account
    • Register for a testing date and location
      • The only National ACT Exam offered at Westmont High School is on April 13th
      • If you do not register by the deadline, you will be charged a late fee
      • Many testing dates and locations fill up so REGISTER EARLY!
    • Upload a digital photo
      • Photo MUST be uploaded by the deadline or your registration will be CANCELLED

    For more information on testing dates and requirements, please click here: National ACT Registration Information.

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  • Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) Field Trip

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 11/6/2018

    Attention all Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman students: Are you interested in learning a trade and possibly earning college credit while still attending high school? If so, you must attend the EXPLORE TCD Field Trip taking place on December 5, 2018. Please fill out the postcard you received in the mail or pick up the green Technology Center of DuPage field trip form available at the guidance office, attendance office, or your English or Resource teacher and return it no later than Tuesday, November 20 to your guidance counselor or Mrs. Bolger.

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    Posted by Megan Connolly on 11/2/2018

    This is a reminder for ALL SENIORS to complete the FAFSA to possibly qualify for free momey for college! Remember, the Illinois MAP Grant is awarded to students on a first come, first serve basis as those funds run out. For any students, parents, or guardians that would like one on one help completing the FAFSA, please contact our ISAC representative below. She is a phenomenal free resource who can advise you on any necessary paperwork you may need and walk you through the process step by step!

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be completed here: http://www.fafsa.gov

    Ilirjana Shemshedini
    ISACorps Member
    Illinois Student Assistance Commission
    Guadalupe Flores
    ISACoprs Member
    Illinois Student Assistant Commission
    (630) 352-9623
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  • Freshman Guidance Appointments

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 10/26/2018

    Individual freshman guidance appointments are scheduled to begin on Monday, November 5th and continue through Friday, November 16th. Freshman will meet with their guidance counselor to discuss their transition to high school, current grades, interests and extracurricular involvement. Students may view their appointment date and time in Skyward or check the lists on Ms. Connolly and Ms. Zelisko's doors.

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  • Choices College Fair

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 10/16/2018

    The CHOICES Program is a postsecondary planning evening for students with an IEP, 504 plan, or history of a disability. Approximately 60 colleges, universities and college transition programs have signed up for the CHOICES college fair to meet with families and discuss the disability support services available at their institutions.

     This year’s program will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:00-8:45pm at Deerfield High School, Deerfield, Illinois.

     Breakout Session Topics 6:00-7:30pm

    • Accessing Support at a Large Public University
    • Managing the Stress of the Transition to College
    • Planning for Success at College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    • The College Search and Application Process for Students with Disabilities


    College Fair 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    For more information, please click HERE

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