Student Information

Student & Parent Resources

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Yearbooks are on sale for $55.  You can buy them in the WHS business office or at yearbookforever.com.

SENIOR CLASS MEETING

The first Senior Class meeting will be September 26th, during advisory in the WHS auditorium. Be sure to attend as there will be a lot of information about your senior year and graduation. If you cannot attend please see Mrs. Abeyta in the counseling center for your packet of information.

 

Local Suicide Prevention Resources & Mental Health Information

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS THINKING ABOUT HARMING THEMSELF.....

TEXT "TALK" TO 38255 OR CALL 1-844-493-TALK(8255) OR VISIT 115 S. PARKSIDE DRIVE OR 6071 E. WOODMEN ROAD, SUITE 135, COLORADO SPRINGS

AVAILABLE 24/7/365 - LITTLE TO NO OUT-OF-POCKET COST - CONFIDENTIAL

ASPEN POINTE, A PROVIDER OF COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES

PEAK VIEW AVAILABILITY

Just a friendly reminder that Peak View Behavioral Health is here to help! The have inpatient and outpatient services immediately available for Adolescents. If you have a student who may be experiencing difficulties, please call their hospital directly at 719-444-8484 for a complimentary assessment.

At Peak View Behavioral Health, they specialize in assisting those who need behavioral health treatment, and they're here to help! They are uniquely experienced in treating both acute and non-acute community members.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

You are not alone. One in four faces a mental illness in their lifetime. NAMI's programs give you the tools and coping skills you need. NAMI Fall Classes are open for registration now. Registration is required for all classes. NAMI Basics, NAMI Family-to-Family, NAMI Peer-to-Peer, & Mental Health First Aid Colorado. Call 719-473-8477 for class locations. More information and updates at namicoloradosprings.org. 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Please see the attached PDF regarding Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers.  NASP Flyer

ACT on Drugs Parent Handout

Class of 2020 Information

Class of 2020 Senior Picture Information & Deadlines

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at 719-391-3173 (while school is in session) or email her at kennedya@wsd3.org. 

The deadline for WHS Class of 2020 Senior Photos, Baby Photos and Parent Messages is Friday, October 18, 2019. All submissions must be given to a yearbook staff member in the English Hallway during lunch or after school until 3pm on October 11 or 18, 2019.  Photos may also be submitted digitally.  Files should be jpg files and be no less than 300kb.  Digital files must be submitted on CD or emailed to widefield_yearbook@yahoo.com. Be sure to check with yearbook staff to make sure they received your submission.  Please do not interrupt classes during the school day to drop off your photos/ads.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at 719-391-3173 or come to room 104 between 2:35 - 3:00pm (while school is in session).

Upcoming College Visits

COLLEGE VISITS

Attention Juniors and Seniors!!  Check here frequently for a list of College Visits.  Please see Mrs. Abeyta in the Counseling Center to sign up to meet with the Admissions Representative.  You have to sign up in order to receive your pass to attend the meeting. Please note that college visits will be during advisory in the lower commons in the Counseling Center.  If the visit is scheduled for a yellow, Intervention day, and you have Intervention, you may not attend the college visit, you must go to Intervention.
Juniors and seniors - you do not have to wait for a college admissions representative to visit WHS. If you are interested in a particular college or university, check their websites for visit days. Some college/university's host free application/visit days. There is lots to see out there!

  • Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P) - Wednesday, September 18th
  • Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) - Thursday, October 3rd
  • Western Colorado University - Thursday, October 10th
  • University of Northern Colorado (UNC) - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Colorado Mesa University - Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Fort Hays State University - Wednesday, October 23rd
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P) - Wednesday, November 6th
  • Adams State University - Thursday, November 7th
  • University of Wyoming - Tuesday, November 19th

Scholarships

Finding scholarships can be a tough and frustrating process! Here are a few tips to help you out along the way. Don't miss out on free money!

  • Start local: While local scholarships are not always worth as much as national scholarships, they are sometimes easier to get. It is a good idea to look at your parent or guardian’s place of employment as there are sometimes scholarships offered through several organizations. Ask your grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends about clubs/organizations they belong to. They may have scholarships you can apply for!
  • College financial aid pages: many colleges offer scholarships specifically for students attending their school. Go to the “financial aid” tab of any college and you will generally find a list of scholarships. Many colleges are going to one application common scholarship application. By filling out one application, you will automatically qualify for everything the school has to offer! Many people forget to complete these applications, don’t miss out on this opportunity!
  • Check websites frequently for scholarship application deadlines!  Our 2019-2020ScholarshipList.xlsx is regularly updated so check back often!

Get help paying for college!

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school. They provide more than $120 billion in federal student aid each year to help pay for college or career school. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Go to www.fafsa.gov for information on college costs, graduation, and post college earnings. Information about deadlines. Find your college's school code plus detailed information about your college. Learn about the other options for filing your FAFSA. BEWARE OF SCAMS! You should never have to pay to fill out a FAFSA.

Widefield School District 3 elementary school alumni scholarships

If you are a senior planning to attend college and have been in Widefield School District #3 since elementary school; there are scholarships available to you to help with college expenses! Be sure to look on each elementary web page for deadlines and applications.  You may also contact the elementary school directly for assistance in the application process.  Can’t find what you need?  Check with the WHS Counseling Center to see if they can help.

Daniels Scholarship

We are excited to announce that the online application for the Daniels Scholarship Program will be open from October 1, 2019 to November 15, 2019.
They are looking for motivated students who demonstrate:
·         Strong character
·         Leadership potential
·         Academic performance or promise
·         Well-rounded personality
·         Desire to serve the community
Eligibility criteria:
·         Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
·         Graduating high school senior residing in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming
·         ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (math, English, reading, science); or SAT math score of at least 400 and critical reading score of at least 440. All test scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.
·         Demonstrate financial need.
Visit the Daniels Scholarship website for more information.

Scholarship Locations

Senior NJROTC

ATTENTION NEXT YEAR'S SENIORS INTERESTED IN JOINING NJROTC!

If you have ever thought about joining NJROTC but don't sign up for it because you don't want to join a freshman/sophomore level class, you don't have to be enrolled in a freshman/sophomore level Naval Science class as a senior. If you are interested in NJROTC and have a 2.5 GPA, you can enroll directly into a Naval Science III or IV class. You can talk to Major Davis, Master Chief Melonas or your guidance counselor about adding NJROTC to your schedule for next year!

Naviance

What is Family Connection?

Family Connection is a comprehensive online resource that you and your student can use to help in making decisions about colleges and careers. It is customized to WHS students and is linked with College Planner, a service students will use to request transcripts and submit college applications. WHS counselors will also use Naviance Family Connection to track data, work with students on college and career goals and complete student ICAPs (Individual Career and Academic Plan).

How Do I start?

Students: An account has already been created for you!!

  •  Simply click on the link below
  •  Username: last name, first three letters of first name and day of birthday (e.g. smithjon10 for John Smith DOB 1/10/96)

Parents: An account has already been created for you!!

  • Access Naviance Family Connection through the Web or WHS website. Simply click the link below.
  • Contact the College & Career Counselor at 391-3108 prior to your first log in to obtain your unique registration code.
  • Register your account and start taking advantage of all Naviance Family Connection has to offer!! 

Naviance Family Connection

Graduation Requirement Form

Grade Level Resources

9th Grade

Freshmen Class Guidance Counselor

Emily Christensen,  719-391-3114, christensene@wsd3.org

Widefield Graduation Credit Requirements

(Students work with their counselors to ensure that they will meet these requirements.)

Area

Credits

Communication Skills (English)

8

Mathematical Development

6

Personal Development

5

Scientific Development

6

Social Studies and Citizenship

7

Electives

16

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

48

 

Colorado Graduation Guidelines

Students must meet minimum competency requirements in BOTH English and Math. The following options are approved by the State of Colorado.

Menu of Options

English

Math

Accuplacer

62 on Reading Comprehension

Or

70 on Sentence Skills

61 on Elementary Algebra

ACT Compass

79

63

ACT WorkKeys - National Career Readiness Certificates

Bronze or higher

Bronze or higher

Advanced Placement Exams

2

2

Concurrent Enrollment

Passing per district higher education policy

Passing per district higher education policy

SAT (APRIL)

470

500

ACT

18

19

ASVAB (Military) (OCTOBER)

31

31

Industry Certificate

To be determined

To be determined

District Capstone

To be determined

To be determined

10th Grade

Sophomore Class Guidance Counselor

Greg Morris, 719-391-3111, morrisgregory@wsd3.org.


PSAT Scores Are Available!!

Sophomores that are interested in obtaining their PSAT scores, visit College Board PSAT Scores to get instructions.


Widefield Graduation Credit Requirements

(Students work with their counselors to ensure that they will meet these requirements.)

Area

Credits

Communication Skills (English)

8

Mathematical Development

6

Personal Development

5

Scientific Development

6

Social Studies and Citizenship

7

Electives

16

TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE

48

 

Colorado Graduation Guidelines

Students must meet minimum competency requirements in BOTH English and Math. The following options are approved by the State of Colorado.

Menu of Options

English

Math

Accuplacer

62 on Reading Comprehension

Or

70 on Sentence Skills

61 on Elementary Algebra

ACT Compass

79

63

ACT WorkKeys - National Career Readiness Certificates

Bronze or higher

Bronze or higher

Advanced Placement Exams

2

2

Concurrent Enrollment

Passing per district higher education policy

Passing per district higher education policy

SAT (APRIL)

470

500

ACT

18

19

ASVAB (Military) (OCTOBER)

31

31

Industry Certificate

To be determined

To be determined

District Capstone

To be determined

To be determined

 

 


 

11th Grade

Junior Class Guidance Counselor

Thaddeus Hall, 719-391-3116, hallt@wsd3.org

 

12th Grade

Senior Class Guidance Counselor

Ben Baldwin, 719-391-3112, baldwinb@wsd3.org

In case you missed the Senior Parent Night, we have uploaded a link to the power point here.

SeniorParentNight19-20.pptx

SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS!!

Senior Pictures and Baby Ads will be due NO LATER THAN Friday, October 18th, 3:00pm. Email Mrs. Kennedy at kennedya@wsd3.org. with any questions.