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School Counseling

Last Updated: 9/15/2021 4:17 PM

 

School Counseling Department
Mrs. Holly Brady, School Counseling Secretary - hbrady@westmschools.org 
Miss Julie Wolfe, School Counselor grades 9 & 10 - jwolfe@westmschools.org
Mrs. May Sheck, School Counselor grades 11 & 12 - msheck@westmschools.org 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Follow Important School Counseling Updates on Google Classroom for the 2021-2022 school year!
 
 
Senior SCHOLARSHIPS Google Classroom code - muwzgi3
 
Senior Guidance Google Classroom code - vlndw25
 
Junior Guidance Google Classroom code - luuce4o
 
Sophomore Guidance Google Classroom code - rulftxj
 
Freshman Guidance Google Classroom code - nvxgsbw

 

 

*Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA 

Federal law requires schools to release the names, addresses, and numbers of all high school students to military recruiters (Section 8025 of the Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA).

Parents, please email Mrs. Sheck at msheck@westmschools.org if you would like to "OPT-OUT" of having your child's name and contact information on this list. Mrs. Sheck will be submitting the list to recruiters on September 30, 2021. 

 

Financial Aid Help Nights

The School Counseling Department will offer a Financial Aid Help Night on September 27th, 2021 at 5:30pm @ WMHS Auditeria.

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One-on-one appointments are available at Scholarship Central. You can visit the following website to set up an appointment, www.scholarshipcentral.org


Scholarship Central is located at 534 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701
Scholarship Central's phone number is 740.453.5192

 

Applying to College

Mrs. Sheck posts daily updates in Google Classroom to update seniors on the next steps in the college application process. You can also set up a one-on-one appointment to get help with the application process at Scholarship Central by visiting  www.scholarshipcentral.org


** If applying through the Common Application, please continue to request Mrs. Sheck as your Common Application Counselor Recommender.  Please use msheck@westmschools.org as the counselor recommender email. 
 

 

MidEast Presentation Day for Sophomores

Mrs. Drabik will be visiting West Muskingum High School to present information about attending MidEast on Friday, October 21, 2021. 

 

MidEast Buffalo and MidEast Zanesville Field Trips (10th Grade)

*The Sophomore Showcase (sophomores visit MidEast) takes place in mid-November. More info will be announced during Mrs. Drabik's presentations.

 

MidEast Zanesville Field Trip (9th Grade)

9th graders will have the opportunity to take a field trip to MidEast Zanesville in October. More details will be sent home with students.

West Muskingum Guidance Nights

*TBD 

 

Scholarships

Check out the link under "More Info" at the top right of this page! ALL scholarships will be posted in SCHOLARSHIPS Google Classroom. Every senior's West Muskingum email has been added to the group. Please contact Mrs. Sheck if you would like access as a parent. For more information, please email Mrs. Sheck at msheck@westmschools.org

Scholarship Central from the Muskingum County Community Foundation specializes in helping identify scholarships specific to each student! Set up a one-one-one appointment with Scholarship Central at www.scholarshipcentral.org or call them at 740.453.5192. 

 
 
ACT 
Every Junior will take the ACT in the spring of their junior year. This is paid for by the State of Ohio. If your student would like to take the ACT on their own time, they are welcome to register themselves using this website: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html. 
ACT Code: 365753
 
*This code must be entered when registering for the ACT so a copy of your scores will be sent to WMHS. Otherwise WMHS will not have access to submit test scores on your behalf. 
 

 

ACT Prep

Visit https://www.mccf.org/Scholarship-Central/ACT-SAT-Prep/ to sign up for the ACT prep classes at Scholarship Central (Muskingum County Community Foundation).

You must go to the website listed above to get the registration packet. A $20 deposit (cash or check), a signed Deposit Agreement form, and a completed Scholarship Central questionnaire are required to hold a spot in the class. Online payment and registration is not available.

Send completed form and $20 deposit to:

Muskingum County Community Foundation 
534 Putnam Avenue 
Zanesville, OH 43701 
 

Free ACT and SAT Prep

A message from Magoosh test prep: We believe every student should have free and affordable ACT/SAT test preparation services available to them. Our unique stress-free study resources give students the ability to learn at their own pace, and on their own schedule making us accessible and effective. If you haven't already, please feel free to take a look at our free SAT & ACT practice tests:

magoosh.com/hs/act/act-practice-test/
magoosh.com/hs/sat/sat-practice-test/
 

ASVAB 

The ASVAB will be offered to any student who would like to take the test. Please be sure to notify Mrs. Sheck at msheck@westmschools.org if you are interested in taking the ASVAB. 

 

PSAT
If you would like to take the PSAT,  please email Mrs. Sheck ASAP! 

The test will be offered at West Muskingum to any sophomore or junior who would like to take the test on Wednesday, October 13th. 

The cost of the test is $18.00. See Mrs. Sheck for a permission slip. Permission slip and money is due to Mrs. Brady by September 10th if you would like to test. 

 

College Rep Visits

It is that time of year where college representatives start visiting high schools to meet with seniors! This is a great opportunity for seniors to start asking questions about the college process and meeting with the college representatives who will be on the admissions committees who review your application to their school!

Mrs. Sheck will be posting the schedule weekly on Google Classroom as well as having Ms. Tompkins announce each school’s visit day over the announcements. We have also written out the schedule for September on the dry-erase board outside Mrs. Sheck's office door so stop by and look at all the colleges who will be visiting each month!