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School Counseling


School Counseling Department
Mrs. Holly Brady, School Counseling Secretary - hbrady@westmschools.org 
Miss Julie Wolfe, School Counselor grades 9 & 10 - jwolfe@westmschools.org   
Mrs. Meredith (May) Sheck, School Counselor grades 11 & 12 - msheck@westmschools.org 


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 SCHOLARSHIPS Google Classroom code - 3hc5b8
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



West Muskingum High Schools College Credit Plus Information Meeting

Wednesday, February 5th
6:00 PM
High School Auditeria 
Any student interested in taking dual enrollment classes for the 2020-2021 school year must attend this meeting. Ohio State University Newark, Ohio University Zanesville, and Zane State representatives will all be present for the information meeting. 

*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, you can visit www.scholarshipcentral.org to set up a one-on-one appointment. 

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 SCHOLARSHIPS Google Classroom. Every West Muskingum senior's West Muskingum email has been added to the group. Please contact Mrs. Sheck if you would like access as a parent. For more information, msheck@westmschools.org. 


Scholarship Central from the Muskingum County Community Foundation specializes in helping identify scholarships specific to each student! Set up a one-one-one appointment with Scholarship Central at www.scholarshipcentral.org or call them at 740.453.5192. 

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 


Juniors will be taking 


ACT Prep

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

You must go to the website listed above to get the registration packet. A $20 deposit (cash or check), a signed Deposit Agreement form, and a completed Scholarship Central questionnaire are required to hold a spot in the class. Online payment and registration is not available.

Send completed form and $20 deposit to:

Muskingum County Community Foundation 
534 Putnam Avenue 
Zanesville, OH 43701 

The next ACT Prep Classes will be held in preparation for the February ACT and will be offered on the following Sundays:

January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2020.