John Jay High School Counseling Department
WCSD School Counseling Mission StatementThe WCSD School Counseling program supports students socially, emotionally, and academically to enhance school achievement, to ensure all students reach their full potential; become productive members of our community and are lifelong learners.In the Wappingers Central School District, the School Counseling Department works to ensure a safe learning environment that promotes tolerance and acceptance of all students. Counselors serve as a resource for students, parents, and teachers alike, helping to address some of the everyday challenges facing our students. Together, counselors work in collaboration with students and parents to ensure student success in the areas of academics, career planning, and personal goal setting.The goal of the JJHS School Counseling Department is to foster the personal, social, and academic growth of each of our students. While doing well academically is of the utmost importance, it is also important that our students grow to be responsible, caring and educated citizens of society. Each of the school counselors is committed to helping each student perform to the best of their academic ability and to encourage a positive school experience.Click above for our school demographics and statistics.Click above for the school counseling curriculum and expectations by grade.
Dear John Jay Students and Families:
We hope you are well and staying safe. In this current platform of online distance learning, your school counselor is still here for you. On Friday, April 3rd, classes will resume. If you have any concerns or questions you can still reach out to your counselor via email. Please make sure you have joined the school counseling Google Classroom. Any general information will be communicated via Google Classroom. It is recommended that you email your classroom teacher if you have a question regarding a specific class assignment or specific class question.
We have created a collection of resources to help during these stressful times, please utilize as needed. On the School Counseling webpage, there is a link for information on self care and mental health for students and families to use. You can find all information via this link:
A major key in online learning is time management and discipline. Here are some tips for being successful:
- Make a schedule and stick to it
- Create a study space
- Stick to one task at a time
- Stay well rested
- Get rid of distractions
- Create a calendar to keep track of assignments
Again stay home, stay safe and if you need anything please email your counselor.
Alicia Aguado, Heather Daley, Suzanne deSimone, Jenna Frangione, Nicole Kunkel, Stacy Marshall, Lori Mettam, Sharon Morales, and Michele Wells
Chamber Foundation Youth Leadership Program
Youth Leadership is an innovative, two-year leadership development program designed to develop the academic, social and life skills of area sophomores and juniors, and focuses on giving these students out-of-the classroom leadership experiences. Open to students at any leadership level, Youth Leadership helps to develop leadership skills that students may lack, and helps to build upon leadership skills that they already have. Students will work on career building, college planning, resume writing, community service, an understanding of the community, and much more.
Applications are online and openings are filled on a first come, first served basis – 35 sophomore seats and 35 junior seats. Please make sure students don’t delay. Visit https://www.chamberfdn.org/leadership-programs/youth-development/ to learn more and to apply. The application deadline is June 30, 2021.
College Planning Presentation from PTSA Meeting 2/18/2021
Thank you for interest in our presentation. The slideshow can be viewed HERE. A recording of the presentation can be viewed HERE. If you have already seen the presentation and have not yet completed our brief survey, please click HERE. We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, reach out to your student's counselor.
SENIORS: COLLEGE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
YOU MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED SENIOR FACT SHEET AND TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM AT LEAST 2 WEEKS, PREFERABLY MORE, PRIOR TO YOUR EARLIEST DEADLINE, BUT THE SOONER, THE BETTER. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR PART OF THE APPLICATION (APPLICATION QUESTIONS, ESSAY, OFFICIAL ACT/SAT SCORE SUBMISSION AND ANY OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS) COMPLETED BY THEN, YOU SUMBIT YOUR PART AS SOON AS YOU ARE READY, BEFORE THE COLLEGE'S DEADLINE. REMEMBER: ALL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORMS AND SENIOR FACT SHEETS MUST BE TURNED IN TO YOUR COUNSELOR BY DECEMBER 1 FOR ALL REGULAR ADMISSIONS DEADLINES (FOR EXAMPLE, JAN 1ST, FEB 1ST, ETC...)