Welcome to the Counseling Center

  • We are committed to delivering comprehensive guidance to all students in the areas of academic, personal/social and career planning. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to call. We look forward to working with you during the school year.

Announcements

  • If you are a graduate, and 18-years-old, Pacer Steel could be interested in hiring you! Contact Ric Ross at 206-423-3172.

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  • Free Youth Programs | 2021 Virtual Summer Workshops
                     
    When: Various days & times in July (see the Gates Foundation website for schedule)
    >> REGISTER NOW   Have you registered for the Gates Foundation free summer youth workshops yet? Students will have the opportunity to meet youth activists, community leaders, Gates Foundation staff, and participate in fun, engaging activities on a variety of topics. Learn about local and global issues, develop leadership skills, and explore how you can make a difference!
     
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  • Sportco in Fife is looking to fill full and part time positions in their warehouse. Please see their website for details!

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  • The City of Bonney Lake is hiring for Seasonal Laborers, both full time and part time positions available. Must be 18 years of age at time of hire. 

     

    Seasonal Laborer – Full Time

    Seasonal Laborer – Part Time

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  • Air transportation careers in demand at McChord - check out their video and website to apply!

    In addition to all work related training, kids are still eligible for educational assistance:

    Automatic enrollment in a regionally accredited degree program, Community College of the Air Force

    • 100% Tuition Assistance covering up to $4,500 every year to any college
    • Guaranteed access to the Montgomery GI Bill-SR from the VA

     

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  • Seniors - if you were unable to attend the OHS Financial Aid Event on 10/22/2020, here's the video: State Mandated Financial Aid Advising Event. The PDF slides are attached as well, which allows you to follow the links presented in the presentation. The Financial Aid Calculator tutorital is a great tool to determine if you qualify for the Washington College Grant. Check it out!

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  • OHS is holding it's annual Financial Aid Information Event - online! 

    WHEN: Thursday, October 22,  2020 - 6PM

    WHERE: Online with Ms. Nelson 

    See the Event Flyer for joining info!

    Financial Aid Information Event 

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  • Seniors! Be sure to check out Info for Students and Families - Financial Aid 2020-21, brought to you by the Washington Student Acheivement Council! You'll find links to both the FAFSA and the WASFA.

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  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens each year on October 1st! If you are planning to attend college or a trade school, it is vital that you complete the FAFSA. Ms. Nelson has created a section-by-section FAFSA tutorial to help with the process. Check it out! And as always, if you need help with the FAFSA, please reach out to Ms. Nelson.

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  • The Army ROTC Scholarship is open and can be worth up to $240K! Interested seniors (and juniors) can contact Danl Connelly for assistance in completing the application process. Watch his informational video for all the details - coming soon!

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  • There are many colleges listed on the OHS College Visits calendar! You can choose any date or time to watch college rep introduction, and even take virtual tours of some campuses - even if the event has already passed!

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  • Check out the new Financial Aid 101 Tutorial video - questions about content, email Ms. Nelson!

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  • The Cialfo Online University fair is now accepting registrations for numerous colleges' online events! You must create an account to attend webinars. 

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  • Are you a senior with a 3.5 GPA, who's taken a standardized test (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and/or ACT) and scored in the 90th percentile or higher – 1310+ on the SAT, 1270+ on the PSAT, or 28+ on the ACT, and finally is your family income < $80,000/year? If so, you may qualify for College Point Advising Services - a free service from College Board! 

    Their advisors will help with:

    • Creating a college list and introducing students to great colleges they may not have considered
    • Writing a personal statement and editing essays
    • Accessing financial aid and searching for scholarships
    • Talking with students about what it’s like to leave home and live in a dorm
    • Analyzing financial aid award letters and making a college decision
    • Preparing for the transition to college
    • Answering any college application questions that are stressing students out
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  • You can still visit colleges through virtual college fairs! There are numerous offerings over the summer and into the fall via The Coalition website and NACAC National Virtual college fairs. Take a look!

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  • Guardians and students - here's a great Google Classrooms resource guide to help you connect with teachers in todays virtual learning environment.

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2021-2022 OHS Course Catalog

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Contact Us

  • Couseling Center
    Phone: (360) 893-2246
    Fax: (360) 893-2434

    Counselors
    Shelly Smith (A-K)
    smiths@orting.wednet.edu
    (360) 893-2246 x4375

    Joshua Thayer (L-Z)
    thayerj@orting.wednet.edu
    (360) 893 2246 x4374

    Graduation Specialist
    Penny Nelson-Schlegel
    nelsonschlegelp@orting.wednet.edu 
    (360) 893-2246 x4385
    Remote Office Hours: Tues/Weds, 8:30-9:30AM & Thurs, 11:30AM-12:30PM 
    For an appointment, email for a Meet link 
    Website Link

    Registrar
    Kim Strassburg
    strassburgk@orting.wednet.edu
    (360) 893-2246 x4376