Parent Page

This page is for Parents/Guardians/anyone ...

... who is looking for ways to help a student enjoy a positive, fulfilling, learning experience in high school
and be prepared for post-high school training.

Please check out the inpidual 'Student Pages' links on the left as well as the links in 'Post High School', 'ACT Testing & More' and other pertinent pages. Additionally:

ALL students will start their high school portfolio during a Communication Arts class with a WHS Counselor in Jan or Feb of in their 9th grade year or in the fall of their junior year in order to explore career interests, find colleges or other post-high school traning, and to keep track of: 

  • Extra Curricular Activites (in/out of school),
  • Awards, Achievements, Accomplishments,
  • Volunteer Work,
  • Paid Employment, and
  • Anything that evidences a student's interests, experience, service or skills and that will go into a resume.

They can start a resumé on their Missouri Connections account at www.missouriconnections.org  - your student should have their user name & password, if not, contact their WHS Counselor. Or keep track of these things on paper or on their own resume.

To take the ACT or other college entrance exams, click here for more information.

Guides for Parents:

Teenagers say that parents are their # 1 influence regarding their decisions about sex, love, and relationships.  For ideas about how to engage in dialogue with your student about these and other topics, go to:  Parent & Teenager

See a number of other parenting resources along with suggestions for discipline strategies attached at the bottom of this page.

If you need parenting support: try this link:
http://education.missouri.edu/orgs/parentlink/

or call at 1-800-552-8522 or en Español: 1-800-460-0008.

Grandparents raising grandchildren can find support at: Grandparent Support

If your students needs:

Free TUTORING help -->
Tutoring is available to all students every Wednesday after school at least one day each week.
Homework Room is available to all students weekly on Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri. in room 304 with Mrs. Rich.
Also, you can check the bulletin in Power School or on the WHS website for available tutoring, or contact a WHS Counselor.

Schedule changes --> 

  • best made before a semester begins--> call or email your student's counselor. Counselors are available until mid-June to get schedules for next fall completed.  Counselors return 2 weeks prior to the first day of school.
  • once a semester starts, students may sign up for a schedule change - but they must sign up within 2-3 days of the beginning of the semester.
  • if you have further requests regarding schedule changes, talk to a counselor. 

Financial aid -->
For post-hs training (trade school, college, tech school), please click on "Scholarship Links" on the left in Post High School links. Don't pay for scholarship searches. Everything is on the web.

 To explore careers --> 
Please encourage your student to engage in career exploration. Counselors have 4 scheduled opportunities to work with students on career interests: 2 during inpidual interviews (fall of 10th grade year and fall of senior year) and 2 in the classroom learning about their own account on Missouri Connections.  Students are welcomed and encouraged to explore careers and upgrade their resumes throughout their high school years. See their WHS Counselor for questions and log-in information. The website address is:  http://www.missouriconnections.org 

Timeline for students 9-12 -->
Found on the Missouri Connections site. Click first on the 'Parents' tab in the box in the middle of the page, then click on the 'parent resources' link, scroll down to the yellow high-lighted 'Parent/Student Resources' heading and under that find "Students", under which is the "Student Checklist, Important Targets for Students" link. Here is a great timeline to review with your student. Or click on this link to go to the same place:  'Planning Timeline'.
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Attachments:

  Be_There_For_Your_Teen_parentlink.pdf
  Connecting_With_Your_Teen_cwgov.pdf
  positive_discipline.doc
  Raising_Your_Grandchildren_cwgov.pdf
  Ten_Ways_to_be_a_Better_Dad_cwgov.pdf
  Tips_on_Parenting_Teens_newdirections.pdf

Parent Page for WHS Counseling is currently under construction. Please come back later.

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