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School Counseling


Mrs. Meredith (May) Sheck      Ms. Julie Wolfe   
msheck@westmschools.org   jwolfe@westmschools.org   
School Counselor    School Counselor
Grades 11 and 12 Grades  9 and 10


Follow Important School Counseling Updates on Google Classroom and Remind!

Remind will be for juniors and seniors (parents and students). Google Classroom will have more detailed updates with links and form attachments whereas Remind will be used for short pertinent updates. 
Senior Guidance Google Classroom code - 5nekucd
Senior Class of 2020 Remind code - Text @7e9e77g to "81010" 
Junior Guidance Google Classroom code - 9q9zzn
Junior Class of 2021 Remind code - Text @4ak4k3 to "81010"
Sophomore Guidance Google Classroom code - thwvpks
Freshman Guidance Google Classroom code - yxa181

*Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA 

Federal law requires schools to release the names, addresses, and numbers of all high school students to military recruiters (Section 8025 of the Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA).

Parents, please email Mrs. Sheck at msheck@westmschools.org if you would like to "OPT-OUT" of having your child's name and contact information on this list. Mrs. Sheck will be submitting the list to recruiters on Tuesday, November 26th.


Financial Aid Help Nights


If you missed West Muskingum's Financial Aid Night on October 14th, Scholarship Central is hosting the following Financial Aid Help Nights or visit www.scholarshipcentral.org to set up a one-on-one appointment. You can also attend Senior Guidance Night where Amy Gooden, Muskingum University's Financial Aid advisor will be giving tips on filling out the FAFSA (see Senior Guidance Night information below).

October 9th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Scholarship Central
November 5th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Scholarship Central
November 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Crooksville High School, sponsored by Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central is located at 534 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701
Scholarship Central's phone number is 740.453.5192



Applying to College


Mrs. Sheck posts daily updates in Google Classroom to update seniors on next steps in the college application process. Mrs. Sheck's door is also always open to help any student who needs one-on-one help!  You can also set up a one-on-one appointment to get help with the application process at Scholarship Central by visiting  www.scholarshipcentral.org

 ** Please note: When requesting Mrs. Sheck as your "counselor recommender" in the Common Application, you must use her old email, mmcdonald@westmschools.org. If you use msheck@westmschools.org, it will not link to her Common Application account.



MidEast Presentation Day for Sophomores

Happened on Friday, October 18, 2019 - Ask your student about Amy Sigman's presentation about attending MidEast.


West Muskingum Guidance Nights

*Every grade level had a Guidance Night in October or November. If you missed it, there are hard copies for each class in the School Counseling lobby and the presentation is posted on each grade level's Guidance Google Classroom.



MidEast Buffalo and MidEast Zanesville Campus Showcases

Students who were interested in visiting each campus took field trips during the school day in November.



Check out the link under "More Info" at the top right of this page! ALL scholarships will be posted in Senior Guidance Google Classroom. Contact Mrs. Sheck for more information, msheck@westmschools.org. 

ACT Code: 365753
*This code must be entered when registering for the ACT so a copy of your scores will be sent to WMHS. Otherwise WMHS will not have access to submit test scores on your behalf. 

Next ACT test dates: 
December 14th (Regular registration deadline is November 8th) 
*West Muskingum High School will administer the ACT (without writing) to every Junior in February 




ACT Prep

Visit https://www.mccf.org/Scholarship-Central/ACT-SAT-Prep/ to sign up for the December ACT prep classes at the Muskingum County Community Foundation (Scholarship Central)!

The next ACT Prep Classes will be held in preparation for the December 14, 2019 ACT and will be offered on the following Sundays:

November 10, 17, 24, and December 1, & 8, 2019

There is a $20 deposit but if you attend 4 out of 5 of the courses and send your ACT results to Scholarship Central, they will refund your $20!