• UPCOMING GUIDANCE EVENTS

     
     
    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

     
  • National Decision Day for Seniors

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 5/3/2019

    On May 1st, WHS celebrated our seniors on National Decision Day. Students were encouraged to wear gear for the college or university they will be attending and the Senior Task Force created a pennant making station. Seniors were recognized during their lunches as they showcased the various colleges, universities, military programs, trade programs, and employment plans for after graduation. We are so proud of our 2019 graduates and cannot wait to see the amazing things they do!

    Seniors Pennant Making Decision Day Map Pennant Board

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  • SAT School Day Scores

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 5/1/2019

    SAT School Day Scores from the April 2019 administration

    SAT® School Day scores from the April 9, 2019, SAT School Day administration will be available to students in their College Board account beginning on Thursday, May 2, 2019, and to educators through the College Board K-12 Reporting Portal beginning Monday, May 28, 2019.

    PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 scores from the April 9-11, 2019, administrations will be available to students in their College Board account beginning on Monday, May 20, 2019.  Educators will be able to view PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 scores through the College Board K-12 Reporting Portal beginning Monday, June 10, 2019. 

     

    Student Access to Scores

    1. Students will need a College Board account to view their scores. 
    2. Direct students to https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/viewscore.
    3. Direct students to click Sign Up to register for an account if they don’t already have one.

    Please note: Some scores will be released later for reasons that may include participation in the accommodated testing window or on the makeup testing date, late receipt of answer sheets, missing information on the answer sheet, or other exceptional conditions that require additional attention.

     

    Matching College Board Student Accounts and Registration

    If a student is signed into his/her College Board account but doesn’t see scores, it means that either scores are not yet available or College Board was not able to link their scorereport and account automatically.  For security reasons, a student must verify additional information before College Board can display scores. The student will need either his/herSAT registration number (available to the school’s test coordinator in the Detail Roster report) or the nine-digit State Student ID (SASID) number provided by the state to pre-identify the student.  For PSAT, the student will need the access code (available to the school’s test coordinator in the Detail Roster report after educator scores are released) or nine-digit SASID number.

     

    To match, the student will:

    1. Go to https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/viewscore.
    2. Scroll down and click Matching Tool.
    3. Review the personal information.
    4. If any information is incorrect, click Update to revise. (Students will be prompted to re-enter their password.)
    5. If the information is correct, click Get My Scores.
    6. The student will have to select one of the following options:
    1. I can supply my testinformation (test date and registration number for SAT or test date and access code for PSAT).  

    OR

    1. I can supply my nine-digit SASID number (the number provided by the state to pre-identify the student)
    1. Click Get My Scores.

    There may still be cases in which a student is not able to view their scores using the steps above because the information is too different or the scores have not yet been finalized. If students cannot view their scores, they should call the College Board’s Student SAT Helpline at 1-866-756-7346 or PSAT Student Customer Service at 1-866-433-7728.

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  • April 9th Testing Information - Early Dismissal

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 4/1/2019

    On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, all 11th grade students will be required to take the SAT exam at Westmont High School. 10th grade students will be required to take the PSAT 10 and 9th grade students will be required to take the PSAT 8/9. For this important testing day, students will have an early dismissal and be in school from 8:00 a.m. until 12:35 p.m.

    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is providing all three of these assessments this spring in order to measure and support students’ growth in high school and to continue offering all students a free college entrance exam administered during the school day.

    Please click HERE for more information and to view the letter sent home to parents/guardians.

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  • Upcoming College Fairs

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 3/11/2019
    There will be several opportunities for Westmont High School students to attend college fairs in the coming weeks. College fairs are a great way to learn more about schools and demonstrate interest. There will be over 200 colleges and universities represented at these fairs! These fairs are particularly useful for current sophomore and junior students.
     
    Illinois Regional College Fair
    When: Monday, March 18th6:00-8:00 PM
    Where: North Central College, 30 N. Brainard Street, Naperville, IL
    For more information on the Illinois Regional College Fair at North Central College, click here: HERE
     
    Lyons Township High School College Fair
    When: Wednesday, April 10th6:00-8:00 PM
    Where: Lyons Township High School, North Campus, 100 S. Brainard Avenue, LaGrange, IL 
    You may view information about the Lyons Township High School College Fair please click: HERE
     
    District 86 College Fair
    When: Wednesday, April 24th, 6:00-8:00 PM
    Where: Hinsdale Central High School, 5500 S. Grant Street, Hinsdale, IL 
    For more information on the District 86 College Night, please click: HERE
     
    For a list of all college fairs in the Chicagoland area, please click HERE
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  • Local Scholarships for Seniors

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 2/20/2019

    Attention seniors! Applications for local scholarships are now available on the Westmont High School Guidance Department webpage HERE. Local scholarships are a great way to help fund your first year in college or in a trade/vocational program. There are a variety of local scholarships available to students and we highly encourage all to appy!

    Please keep the following in mind when applying for local scholarships:
    • Applications are not available in the Guidance Department. You must print them in the Media Center or at home.
    • All of the local scholarships are due to Ms. Connolly at 8:00 a.m. on March 20th. Any applications turned in late will not be accepted. Remember to attach any additional required documents, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, or essays.
    • If an application requires a transcript, you must request a copy of your transcript from Mrs. Shammas in the Registrar's Office. We will not add this to your application for you.
    Stop by the Guidance Department with any questions. Good luck!
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  • ACT Registration Information

    Posted by Megan Connolly on 2/13/2019

    This is a reminder that ALL JUNIORS interested in taking the ACT exam this spring MUST register for it. Space is limited for the April 13th test at Westmont High School, plaese see Ms. Connolly if you need a fee waiver or help registering! Click HERE for more information on how to register at home on your own. 

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  • 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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