Good evening. Due to icy conditions on roads and at schools, West Hartford Public Schools and offices will open with a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday January 22nd.
High school midterm exams are not impacted and will begin as scheduled at 9:30am.
Please be careful tomorrow and use extra caution on roads and sidewalks.
As we 'Spring Ahead' in March (March 11th specifically), we get one step closer to graduation!! This can be both exciting and scary, sometimes all at the same time! As you look toward your next steps and phase in your life, please keep in mind some of these reminders.
Please inform your School Counselors and Mrs. Baril (email@example.com) about all college admissions decisions that you have received. Please note that all decisions will be kept confidential. At this point, your first semester grades have been forwarded to colleges in mid-February. If you notice any discrepancies, see Mrs. Baril ASAP! Also, we REALLY want to help ensure each senior has a plan for after graduation; let us help you.
As your destination gets closer, you might need to find resources to help you afford your choice. Be diligent and look for scholarships. Scholarship opportunities will continue to be uploaded onto Naviance so check the site often. You may also check with Mrs. Bronson in the College/Career Resource Center for any questions about scholarships. There are other resources for Seniors to look at scholarships online; FastWeb is a great example of one that has numerous scholarships available.
Continue to use your counselor as a resource throughout your post-high school planning process. We love to see our students!
The Junior Seminar Workshop Series is underway with three remaining weeks to go. A Mock Interview Presentation led by our Superintendent, Mr. Tom Moore, will take place on Wednesday, 3/7, during periods two and three. There is also a Post Options Fair periods 4-7 on Wednesday, 3/28, in the cafeteria. This fair will provide students the opportunity to explore various alternative post-secondary options ranging from technical schools to gap year opportunities.
Please be mindful of the last testing dates for the SAT and ACT as the year is coming to a close.
The last two SAT test dates are:
- May 5th: Regular registration deadline: 4/6/18 Late registration: 4/25/18 (with an additional fee)
- June 2th: Regular registration deadline: 5/3/17 Late registration: 5/23/18 (with an additional fee)
The last two ACT test dates:
- April 14, 2018: regular registration deadline: 3/9/18: Late registration 3/10-3/23
- June 19th: regular registration deadline: 5/4/18 Late registration: 5/5-5/18
Counselors will continue to meet with sophomores this month for individual course selection meetings and to focus on building a student/counselor relationship. It will be important for students to check their email regularly in order to not miss notification regarding their meeting date and time with their counselor.
A reminder to all sophomores interested in participating in spring sports that registration must be completed before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 3/15 AND you need to have turned in a completed physical form signed by a doctor in order to participate by 3/17. For more information and to register visit the Hall athletics website at https://summer.whlifelearn.org
Happy March, everyone!
Spring is right around the corner (we "spring" our clocks forward on 03/10/18). Spring is also a great time refocus and rejuvenate. We are just past the halfway point of the third quarter so the finish line (June) is right around the corner. We are encourage all of you to finish your freshman year strong!!!
Mrs. Alix and Mr. Suchocki are in the process of meeting with students to review 2018-2019 course requests. During these meetings, we will be asking what extracurricular activities you are participating in. Remember that it is not too late to join a club!!
Also, freshmen should have received hard copies of PSAT scores. Please ensure that you link your PSAT scores to Khan Academy so you can have personalized practice tests to help you to prepare for your sophomore year PSATs.