Guidance Act’s Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW in the Counseling Department?

We are pleased to announce that Wildwood Middle School will be promoting Jefferson County’s PASS Program and are hoping to recruit parents, community members, and even staff to be trained and paired with a student. PASS stands for Providing Academic and Self-esteem Support and is designed to have an overall positive impact on a students’ academic and personal/social development. Once we have successfully recruited and trained a PASS volunteer, we will then be able to match that volunteer with a student here at WMS. The program requires very little time from the volunteer but has the ability to have an enormous and lifelong impact on the student. So please help us get the word out that we are looking for volunteers who can donate at least 30 minutes a week. Hopefully we will have this extra support available for our students at WMS!

For more information on the PASS program please contact Mrs. Vanorsdale in the Counseling Department at jhvanors@k12.wv.us

"OLD NEWS" in the Counseling Department:

In October all students participated in Red Ribbon Week where classrooms had the opportunity to participate in a door decorating contest and learn more about dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Eighth graders participated ACT testing and will receive their results after the New Year, which will give them academic and career insight for high school placement.

Eighth graders visited Jefferson High School to participate in Career Tech. Ed Day where students were given a tour of the career and technical education electives available once they enter high school.

COMING UP!

Jan 13th- Jefferson High School will be hosting scheduling night. More information will be out soon.

Counselors will be visiting classrooms in January and February to present scheduling information for next school year. More information will be posted soon with details and dates.

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