Course Selection for next yearIn early December, the school counselors will be meeting with juniors during their Social Studies classes to finalize their Course Selection for 12th grade. Before Course Selection, student will hear from their teachers about course offerings during C^3 Day (Curriculum, College & Careers), and they are encouraged to talk with parents, siblings and teachers about possible course options. They will choose classes with their counselor and then bring home their list to discuss with you and make any adjustments. Parents are asked to sign the form and have their child return it to the Student Services Office.Please contact your child's counselor with any questions.CLICK HERE for a guided video about the Course Selection Process.
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Job Shadowing Opportunity
All of us at the Woodstock School District want to help our students make the most informed career choice possible. With that goal in mind, we are pleased to announce a very special opportunity for juniors. Members of our business community will open their doors to let interested juniors observe them for one “day on the job” and learn more about careers that they want to pursue.
JUNIOR JOB SHADOWING gives students a chance to see firsthand the day-to-day requirements of a selected occupation under the guidance of an experienced professional. This on-site practical experience provides insights not normally gained in the classroom or through written materials. Here are some comments we’ve received from students who participated in previous programs:
● “Job shadowing gave me a great idea of how the job will be and what I should expect from the occupation.”
● “I got career information that I will use when deciding which college to attend and what major I will pursue.”
● “[It] showed me exactly what is in store for me [and] gave me hands-on experience as to what I would be doing.”
● “After shadowing I realized that this was something I could see myself doing.”
We encourage you to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. To sign up, just complete the application. Occupations available to shadow are listed on the “List of Occupations” document; however, students are not limited to those occupations. If he/she has a different occupation in mind, please feel free to still sign up for that occupation and we will do our best to accommodate the request. Also, if you happen to know someone in the area that you want to personally ask, please do so and indicate that on the application. Please keep in mind that as we try to accommodate all students, sometimes it becomes difficult to place students in certain careers based on confidentiality, location, individual job demands, etc.
Students will be excused from classes that will be missed on the day specified by the professional they are assigned to shadow. Parent permission is required, and students will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from the work site, which may or may not be within Woodstock city limits. Students will also be expected to attend a brief orientation session the week before to prepare them for their job shadowing experience.
Application forms are due via email to email@example.com.
Do you want to prepare for the SAT?
SAT Prep Sessions
WHS staff will be offering 10 hours of SAT prep study sessions to juniors.
Tuesdays, starting January 21, 2020 from 3:30pm-4:30pm
The cost is $30 for the workbook. Interested juniors should sign up in the Main Office.
SAT TEST PREP - SAT 1600
Since 1988 Woodstock High School has teamed with ExcelEdge to bring test prep programs to our students. SAT 1600 is an eight week course taught on Wednesday evenings during January, February, and March to prepare students to tackle the SAT with confidence.
Students will be able to enroll by credit card on the ExcelEdge website or with cash or check in the WHS Main Office.
Other SAT prep options include sessions at MCC, Sylvan Learning Center, Huntington Learning Center, www.actstudent.org, www.march2success.com, prep books at local libraries and book stores.
SAT - Tuesday, April 14, 2020
All WHS juniors will take the SAT on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at WHS starting at 8:20am. Students do NOT need to register for the exam, that will be taken care of through the school.
Many times students choose to take the SAT or ACT more than once. Students who are interested in becoming a teacher should also plan to take the essay portion of the SAT or ACT since this component may meet testing requirements during college.
Please contact Shannon Landwehr with questions 815-206-2256.
Junior Meetings with Counselors
All juniors will meet with their Counselors in early October during their PE classes to learn about:
- The results of the PSAT10 test taken last spring
- Why these scores are important
- How they can prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT (in October) and SAT (in April)
- Upcoming important activities for Juniors such as:
Review the Junior Meeting presentation.
All juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
- Testing will begin at 8:20am and will be done between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
- Juniors will be released after testing (lunch will still be served, and busses will run at their usual times)
- Freshmen and Sophomores will have class as usual. Seniors will be released to explore post-secondary options.
- Please encourage juniors to get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast, bring a calculator and two #2 pencils.