Counseling Office

Counseling Office

WHS Counselors... 
Serving students with last names that begin with:

 A-G  H-N O-Z
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 Mr. Jerry Crouse
(contact Mr. Crouse)
 Mr. Glen Gillogly
(contact Mr. Gillogly)
 Mrs. Kelly Nimmo
(contact Mrs. Nimmo)
 747-2262  x8006   747-2262  x8005  747-2262  x8007

For updates from the Counseling Office, follow us on twitter @WHScounsel and on Facebook (Warrensburg High School Counseling)

Mrs. Rita King
phone number:  660.747.2262 x8004
fax: 660.747.6451
see me for scholarship applications and
to have your transcript & scores sent to colleges
WHS Registrar and Counselor's Secretary
(contact Mrs. King)

Sign up to see your counselor at my desk!


Want to know which counselor you should contact for more information about specific things? Open the document below:

Counselor Responsibilities 2018.docx
Counselors at WHS are wrapping up meeting with each of their sophomore students individually, going over their PreACT results, which includes a career interest profile. It has been exciting to hear what each of them wants to aspire to be. Each student also received a Missouri Connections career research packet and their log in information. Parents-ask your child about this info.
sophomore visit packet.pdf
On Friday, January 25, the sophomores will be attending a Warrensburg Area Career Center presentation in the lecture hall starting at 10:15.
WACC Tour - Tuesday, February 5th
WACC tour permission form.pdf
****Applications to attend the Warrensburg Area Career Center during the 2019-2020 school  year are due back into the Counseling Office on February 28th.
Wacc application.pdf

There will be a Boys State Presentation in the Lecture Hall during academy on Feb. 5 for Junior Boys interested in attending Boys State this summer.
Boys state 2019 info.jpg

Girls State Applications are due back to the counseling office Wednesday, Jan. 23.  If any Junior girl was unable to attend the informational meeting and would like information about Girls State, please see Mr. Gillogly in the Counseling office.


Taking a UCM class at WHS for dual credit this Spring? Apply now for the Warrensburg Schools Foundation Scholarship. Apps are available online and due by Friday, January 18th.

If you are taking a dual credit class next semester through UCM and would like to apply for a scholarship please pick up an application in the counseling office. They are due to Rick Schmidli at UCM on December 14th.
Dual Credit Scholarship Application Spring Semester 2019.doc
Spring Dual Credit Scholarship Application Instructions (2019).doc

Exploring post-secondary options is more important today than ever before. Let us help you find your best fit during #ApplyMO events!
WHS is doing this next week (Nov 12-16). Look for more info soon!!!

Journey to College Week



Monday, November 12th

“Why College” Day



#1 - Q4T (question for teacher) – Why did you go to college? Where did you go to college? Why did you choose that school?

Video starter: (scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the video named Five Ways Ed Pays)

*****There are also over 200 short video clips that could serve as discussion starters throughout the week!


#2 – College Family Tree – just give your students a rough sketch of your family’s college history

          Discussion – What are reasons to go to college?

 #3 – Trivia

          Have students take a picture of the code below if they want to participate. The top 10 scores for WHS will be entered into a drawing for cool prizes at the end of the week.


Tuesday, November 13th

“Athletics/Activities” Day

Wear your favorite college team gear and jeans!



Teachers – email me (Kelly) a list of all of your students who are wearing college apparel so they can be entered in a drawing for a prize.


#1 – Trivia (same format as Monday)


#2 - Name that Fight Song! - Kelly will email out a list of links to several popular fight songs (with the correct answers) and you can just have fun with your class seeing if they can name the fight song.


#3 – Possible Discussion Topics:

  1. College Visits:


                       Show the short 1 minute video in the middle of the page

    Experts give tips on what to do during campus visits

  2. 100 Celebrities with College Degrees



Send your Seniors to the Commons to hang up their college poster during academy. (Encourage Seniors to let the Counseling Office know, with proof, that they have applied to a college, and we will make them a college poster to hang in the Commons).


Wednesday, November 14th

“Admissions” Day


Application Blitz Day:

All blocks in the PC Lab. (UCM waiving app fees today)


Counselors will be available to help seniors to apply to colleges and/or register for the ACT. Teachers can sign a student’s planner pass in order for them to go to the appropriate computer lab that day. Seniors will sign in when they arrive to the lab. Counselors will be on hand for assistance. For every application that a senior completes their name will be placed in a drawing for prizes. (If seniors have already applied to colleges they can bring proof of that application to their counselors as well).


 Thursday, November 15th

“Academics” Day



#1 – Q4T: What was your major/minor? What kind of majors/jobs could a student study relating to the subject you teach? Students could get on Google and type in ‘Careers in __(area of interest)____’ on their electronic device to see what possible options come up.


#2 – Trivia (same format as Monday)


Ongoing Activities During the Week


  • There will be a college application table available during Academy all week for seniors to:
    • Hang up their college poster
    • Pick up a college app information
    • Handouts – college application checklist, College Fit worksheet, student admissions application worksheet, etc.


  • Faculty/Staff showcase: where we went to college – poster at your classroom door


Wanting to take a college class through UCM next semester? ITRK applications are due to Mrs. Nimmo by November 16th. Please contact Sara Karnowski at UCM to set up a meeting to discuss this option at 543-8351.


Sophomore students:  Applications for the 2019 CLIMB High Leadership program are in the counseling office. This program is for sophomores interested in developing leadership skills and learning more about their community.  CLIMB High focuses on the various aspects of community, including government, military, and economic development.  Applications must be completed and returned to Mr. Gillogly by November 19. 
Consider taking the ASVABNov 1 7:35 Library Media Center. Sign up in the Counseling Office.

If you're serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.


Parents or Guardians of Students in Grade 10,

This Thursday, September 27th, your grade 10 student will be taking the PreACT Test from 7:30-10:30 am during Red 1 and Red 2.  This is an opportunity provided by the Warrensburg RVI District for your student to have a practice experience in preparation for taking the ACT next year in grade 11.  In preparation for test day, please remind your student to do the following: 

  • Get a good night’s sleep on Wednesday evening
  • Eat breakfast on Thursday morning
  • Bring two # 2 lead pencils (not mechanical pencils)
  • Bring a calculator (if your student wants to use a calculator on the Math section of the test)
  • Use the restroom before going to the test room at 7:30 am (so he/she is comfortable during testing)
  • Arrive at school on-time – once testing has begun, students will not be admitted to the test room
  • At 7:30 am, proceed directly to the test room (last names A-Se: Auxiliary Gym, Sh-Z: Library)
  • Relax and do your best!!


Thank you!  If you have further questions, please contact Jerry Crouse (747-2262 or ).


WHS will be hosting the Johnson County (MO) Area College Fair which will be held in the WHS Auxiliary Gym this Thursday, September 27, from 1:00-2:30 pm.  36+ representatives from colleges, universities, and other post-high school agencies will be available to answer questions and provide information about their programs.  Attached is the current listing of institutions that plan to participate and the College Fair poster with a link to the StriveScan student pre-registration site.  All participating students must pre-register with StriveScan: and show their barcode at the door in order to be admitted to the fair.  Students may secure a pass to leave class to attend the Fair (1:45-2:30 pm) from Ms. King in the Counseling Office today through Wednesday only.  If you plan to attend, you may enter through the main high school entrance where you will be directed to the Auxiliary Gym.  If you have additional questions, please contact Jerry Crouse (747-2262 or ).   Thank you!



  • Who: 11th and 10th graders
  • Where: At school
  • When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Sign up by Sept 11th
  • How much: $16 (checks payable to WHS)
  • Sign up in the Counseling Office
  • Scholarships: Used by scholarship programs, including the National Merit® Scholarship Program, to look for eligible students. If you are a sophomore and take it your score doesn’t count towards the National Merit Scholarship program.

Are you taking a dual credit class through UCM at WHS? Your enrollment forms are due to Mrs. Nimmo by September 5th. And scholarship applications through UCM are to be postmarked by September 7th.

The Warrensburg Foundation Dual Credit Scholarship is due Sept 7th, 2018 at 3 pm and can be found at

West Central Missouri AHEC is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 year ACES program.  This is a year-long program that meets one Saturday each month for health career exploration, career and college prep, 1-1 career planning, guidance and resources, networking, etc. specifically for rising freshman, sophomore and juniors with a strong interest in a health career. 

 The application is due by Friday, September 7

 Benefits of the ACES program include 1-1 career guidance, networking with other students from various high schools interested in health careers, a chance to meet healthcare professionals and students in training, hands-on activities, college and career prep, etc.  Students in the ACES program receive mentoring and guidance not only in high school but throughout college as requested while they pursue their interest in a health training program.

 Application requirements include:

·        Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and the application requires a copy of their transcript (unofficial copy is fine)

·        Letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor or community member

·        One-page typed personal statement on their healthcare interest.  

 There is a nominal cost to participate but students that qualify for free/reduced lunch may receive a scholarship to participate with verification that they qualify.

 There are 15 spots left in the program, so it’s competitive!  Students participating in the KC HealthTracks program should NOT apply for this, as it is already similar in nature.


I have attached the application and the workshop dates.  You  are welcome to contact me if you have ANY questions at either email above at or or call me at 816-617-2353.

2018-19 ACES Application PDF.pdf

2018-19 ACES calendar.pdf


Senate Bill 638 established in 2016 requires that each school district provide the address of the website created by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to inform all parents of the students in its district about the trauma-informed schools initiative that includes information for schools and parents regarding the trauma-informed approach and a guide for schools on how to become trauma-informed schools.  Here is the link to the website:

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