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Our mission is to get all kids College and Career Ready. The Counselor here at Wendover High School is Mrs. Bingham. She is here to help with any college and career planning, grades, scheduling, study skills, coping skills, or anything you may need. A couple things about Mrs. Bingham is she is passionate about helping each student find their own path in life. She loves to bake, run, drink diet coke, everything Disney, her family, and the Wildcats. To make an appointment with Mrs. Bingham. please call the school or email email@example.com. Let's make this year great.
- Arena Scheduling
- College Tours
- Concurrent Enrollment
- CTE Public Notifications
- Graduation Requirements
- Important Dates
- Mental Health Resources
- Plan for College and Career Readiness
- Scholarship Essay Help
- Small Groups
- Sterling Scholar
- Utah College Application Week
Reasons You Should Take the ACT
- The ACT could help you save thousands on tuition.
Taking the ACT test can increase your chances of earning new or better scholarships. One counselor found that over 10 years, more of her students earned more scholarship dollars with ACT scores than SAT scores.
- Take classes at the right level to fall in love with them, not fall behind.
Colleges use ACT scores to place you in the right classes at the right level. And, your ACT score can help you place out of remedial coursework rather than sitting for additional placement tests on campus — saving time and money! Learn more about classes to take in high school.
- The ACT lets you use a calculator on the whole test, not just a fraction.
Students who take the ACT can use a calculator for the entire math section! The SAT does not allow this.
- The biggest surprise about the ACT? You’ve been studying for it for years.
Every question on the ACT is based on the high school curriculum you are already familiar with. While you’ve been studying for your classes, you've been preparing for the ACT. Learn more about classes to take in high school.
- The ACT is a comprehensive test, including STEM.
The ACT gives you the chance to stand out with a unique STEM score, a measure of preparedness for courses in STEM related majors. From climate change to communication platforms, massive challenges mean massive opportunities for STEM careers.
- ACT Pro-Tip: Sometimes your best guess is your best move.
Being able to make an educated guess is a skill, not something you should be punished for. On the ACT, when you’re not certain of an answer, taking your best guess is your best option - incorrect answers don't count against your score.
By taking the ACT a second time students on average raise their scores by 2 points.
Free for students in the State of Utah.
7 Printable Practice Tests
Free for students in the State of Utah.
The same website where you register to take the ACT. They have some basic free tips and practice and then if you want you can pay for more resources and practice.
A strong, nationally regarded for-profit program. It is expensive.
Free test prep for math and English.
A free program provided by the U.S. Army. It is free with no strings attached. Has practice test and flashcards to build skills.
50 Free ACT Resources.
Sample Test Booklets
Reviewing previous test is a great way to prepare for the ACT.
Students will be using Arena Scheduling this year. This is going to allow students to pick their own class periods and times.
Scheduling will open up for Sophomores and Juniors on February 22 at 8AM
Scheduling will open up for 8th Graders and Freshman on February 23 at 8AM
Mrs. Bingham will be in English classrooms showing students how to navigate this process. Mrs. Bingham will also be available for parents or students to schedule appoints during parent teacher conferences on February 24th and through March 10th when arena scheduling will close to students.
Parent release papers, manually scheduled course request, and teacher aide requests must be turned in on or before March 10th. Forms can be picked up in Mrs. Bingham's Office. Parent release forms on your off days of college classes will be due on May 12.
Schedules need to be complete by March 10th the only expectation is for students who are registering for college classes. So please make sure you take your schedule serious.
Below is the link to the presentation that will be shared with students during their English classes on February 22 and 23.
Classes such as TTECH and Prostart are already added to your schedules if you want them please feel out the course request form. Forms can be picked up in Mrs. Bingham's Office. If you want them removed to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Bingham
College and Career Ready Award
Fulfill all requirements to be college and career ready and wear the a green and black cord at graduation.
Applications are due on on April 30th
- Take the ACT
- Apply for two scholarships.
- Have applied to college and plan on attending
- Obtain 2 letters of Recommendation.
- Pass one Concurrent Enrollment, TTECH, or ProStart class with a B grade or higher.
Click Link Below for Application
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Graduation: Valedictorian and Salutatorian
The valedictorian at Wendover High School will be that student with the highest calculated using the following formula in classes taken in grades 9-12. The salutatorian will be that student with the second highest calculated average, according to the formula, in classes taken in grades 9-12. If there are identical averages, valedictorian will be awarded to the student with the highest number of concurrent enrollment classes taken in high school.
The students selected for valedictorian and salutatorian must have been students in residence at Wendover High School for their entire senior year. Students who wish to compete for the honor of valedictorian or salutatorian of the graduating class must also maintain 90% attendance. The school building leadership team will be committee who will calculate averages and decide which students will be awarded these honors.
Calculation of Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be calculated using the following formula. High school and college classes are worth the following credits.
Caseload Values are as follows:
Each high school class is worth 1 point for each quarter taken. For example, 1 year of Language Arts = 4 points, 1 quarter of Art or P.E., etc. = 1 point. Concurrent Enrollment classes are worth 6 points each. A student will earn 2 extra points for each Pathway completed.
(GPA x .5) + (ACT x .25) + (Caseload # x .25)
(4) (36) (160)
The Seal of Biliteracy
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to graduating seniors in the United States who have reached oral and written proficiency in at least two languages. In Utah, students must show evidence of an Intermediate-Mid level of proficiency in each language. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, Intermediate-Mid speakers can create with language to convey personal meaning in single sentences & strings of sentences.
The Seal of Biliteracy serves as a celebration of bilingualism and biliteracy, an honor for the skills our students attain, and evidence of skills for future employers and college admission offices. Students may have the seal included on their transcripts, as well as their resumes.
Follow link below for application and more information:
Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the people you know safe from bullying.
- Report bullying to the principal or go to: safeut.med.utah.edu
- Treat Everyone with Respect
- Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying
- Stand Up for Others
- Get Involved
Coaching the child who bullied
Identify the problem
Ask questions and gather further information
Generate solutions for the future
There is a new free mobile app that has been designed by SAMHSA. The KnowBullying app provides parents with tips, conversation starters and warning signs to help parents recognize bullying. To learn more about the KnowBullying app click here.
- Wendover High School Student Handbook pages 16-17
- Report Bullying
- Stop Bullying
- Utah Antibullying Website
This year we are inviting our Seniors to participate in college tours with their parents. We will be doing college tours on Fridays during September, October, and November for the 2020-2021 school year. Please use the following form to help us know what schools you are interested in touring this year.
Concurrent Enrollment Courses
The purpose of concurrent enrollment (CE) is to provide prepared high school students 9-12 grade with a challenging and rigorous college-level experience. Students in the program receive both college and high school credit. The program allows students to become better prepared for the world of work or to complete selected college courses corresponding to the first year of coursework at a Utah public college or university. Concurrent enrollment offerings in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, fine arts, humanities, world languages, career, and technical programs, and education have been offered in high schools throughout the state.
Benefits of Concurrent Enrollment
- Spend $5 dollars per credit hour instead of a $100 or more
- Provide more of a challenge
- Earn College and High School Credit at the same time
- Some classes even take the place of high school graduation requirements like English 1010 takes the place of 12th grade English
We are currently working with Snow to offer Concurrent Enrollment courses. You have to apply to admission to Snow college here is a link and also a how to apply if you have any questions about concurrent enrollment please come see Mrs. Bingham or Mayra in the library.
Below is a chart that outlines the graduation requirements for Wendover High School. To check graduation or any other questions regarding graduation please see Mrs. Bingham.
Wendover High School Graduation Requirements Class of 2021
Career and Technical Education
Seniors also must pass the Civics Exam
Important Dates Coming Up
Senior Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings August-September
University of Utah College Tour August 27th
FAFSA Night- October 6th
Red Ribbon Week October 18-21
7th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings October
College Applications Weeks October October 25-November 3rd
Utah Valley University College Tour October 22
Utah Valley University and Weber State College Tour October 29
Junior Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings November
University of Utah College Tour November 12
Utah State University College Tour November 19
Senior Check-ins- December
10th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings January
9th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings February
8th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings March
6th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings April
Ideas for practicing Mindfulness
Practice Gratitude: One way to do start practicing Gratitude is through a self-guided 4-week course with the Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/gratitude
Pebble Creek Counseling Center
Michelle Main, Owner/LMFT
494 E. 2400 N. Suite B Tooele, UT 84074 (
435) 224-2399 phone
***Willing to travel to Dugway and Wendover
Valley Behavioral Health
Teresa Albers, Director
100 S. 1000 W. Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 843-3520 phone
***Willing to travel to Dugway and Wendover
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140 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 526-9675
Applications taken at nearest employment center for cash assistance, child care,
food stamps, medical assistance (Medicaid).
Tooele County Health Department:
151 North Main Street Tooele, UT.
|TOOELE EMPLOYMENT CENTER
305 North Main Street, Suite 100
Tooele, Utah 84074
Phone: (435) 833-7310 / (801) 965-4613
Serves all of Tooele County
|Emergency food pantry; Help with gas. Emergency shelter through participating
Address: P.O. Box 3122
Wendover, UT 89883
VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Address: 100 South 1000 West Tooele, UT 84074
Wendover satellite office 435 843-3520 Mondays and Wednesdays
Toll Free Phone: 888-949-4864
Eligibility: Children and adolescents with mental illness, substance abuse, or
behavioral health concerns in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Summit counties. Medicare.
Services Provided: A behavioral healthcare provider specializing in mental health,
substance abuse and prevention services. We serve adults, children, and seniors
In order for a student to accept a Division 1 or Division 2 athletic scholarship or to be a walk-on at these schools, they must become NCAA eligible. Students must complete a prescribed 16 core credits that are NCAA eligible and must be registered with the NCAA. 10 of these credits must be completed before the start of the senior year. Mrs. Bingham is happy to help you out with planning for this process. Know the NCAA rules!!! Apply at: www.eligibilitycenter.org
- Initial-Eligibility Brochure: A basic look at the requirements to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
- Division I Initial-Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet: A brief overview of Division I initial-eligibility academic requirements.
- Division II Initial-Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet: A brief overview of Division II initial-eligibility academic requirements.
- International Academic Requirements: Country-specific information for initial-eligibility requirements.
Career Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in high school and being able to transition smoothly to postsecondary opportunities or getting a good job when they graduate. Students who focus on a Career Pathway acquire the skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction. At Wendover High school we are working to make the following pathways available. If you think you have earned a pathway come see Mrs. Bingham. If you want to start working towards one of these pathways come talk to Mrs. Bingham. If you complete a pathway you can get certifications and you get a medallion for graduation.
Hospitality and Tourism
Accounting and Finance
Business Information Management
Fashion Design and Apparel
Graphic Designs and Communication
Notification of Nondiscrimination
NOTIFICACIÓN ANUAL PÚBLICA DE NO DISCRIMINACIÓN EN PROGRAMAS DEEDUCACIÓN TÉCNICA Y PROFESIONAL
AREAS OF STUDY
CTE provides courses and Pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the seventh grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and post secondary education.
Current offerings are:
Business and Marketing Education
- Accounting and Finance Operations ( 3 credits total)
- Customer Service Management
- Office/Administrative Support
- Marketing and Sales
Skills needed to be successful in the Business area(s) of study:
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
- Analysis skills
- Financial math skills
- IT and software skills
- Commercial acumen (business savvy)
- Innovative skills
- Self-motivation skills
Role of Secondary CTE:
- Provide Career and Technical Education in the state’s K-12 system of public education.
- Introduce students to career options.
- Assist in development of career goals.
- Provide technical skills.
- Provide occupation-specific skills.
- Prepare students for further education and training.
COLLEGE AND CAREER AWARENESS
Utah’s College and Career Awareness program provides junior high students with the direction, decision making, and planning needed in order to select their career path.
- Education and occupation exploration
- Career planning
- Career Fairs
- Field Studies
- Guest Speakers
- Job Shadows
- Student Internships
COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE PROGRAM
Utah’s Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program assists students and their parents in the development of a College and Career Ready Plan. The program enables students to:
- Explore career possibilities.
- Expand their opportunities and set personal education and career goals.
SKILL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
CTE provides skill certificates in courses and programs in grades 9-12. The Skill Certificate exams verify skill attainment and, where available, industry exams are offered. This accountability system assures that all courses and programs in the state are consistently teaching to the standards established by experts in that occupational area.
Please click the icon for more information regarding the cluster and the pathway.
With the help of your counselor and myself, we can sit down and plan your specific pathway.
CCA / CTE Brochure
Plan for College and Career Readiness Meetings
Each year we will sit down with each student and parents who can attend to discuss individual plans for college and career readiness. We will talk about student goals, aspirations, and dreams for college and career. We will make plans to achieve those things. We will talk about options in High School and beyond. We will talk about scholarships and free applications for federal student aid. We will strive to answer any questions that parents or students may have about college or careers for each student.
7th Grade (October)
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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines
Detroit Diesel Skilled Trades/STEM
DAV CH 20 Jordan Byrd Memorial
Tooele Kiwanis Go Local
Rotary Service Above Self
WF and Anna Smith Scholarship.
One of our favorite things to do at TEF is award scholarships to well-deserving seniors in the Tooele County School District! Currently, we offer many different scholarships through our amazing sponsors.
Utah offers some of their own scholarships to students. Many of them take planning beginning in 9th grade so look early.
Tooele High Scholarship Coordinator has provided a list of scholarship opportunities take a look. https://tooelehighscholarships.com
Please come talk to Mrs. Bingham if you have questions about a specific scholarships.
Most scholarships come from the University or college that you choose to attend. Please check the links below for scholarships offered at the university you want to attend in Utah or Nevada. If you have any questions about scholarship eligibility please come talk to Mrs. Bingham.
Utah Colleges Scholarship Pages
Nevada Colleges Scholarship Pages
At Wendover High School we are going to be starting to run groups with 4-8 kids. Some of these groups take place during the regular day and Mrs. Bingham pulls them from their Pride class once a week for 6 weeks. We are also doing a small group during lunch that. Small groups are a great way to learn new and practice new skills. The groups are described below. These groups are designed to help students. Students can sign them self up for groups. Teachers can also recommend students for groups. Please email or see Mrs. Bingham to learn more and sign up for small groups. Current Groups scheduled are Ladder to Success: The focus will be study skills, organization, and time management. Manage Chaos: The Focus will be Stress management Career Exploration: Focus is on finding your path and the next steps to get there Hope Squad: Focus on teaching students how to help a struggling friend Lead with Confidence: Focus on becoming a successful leader in all aspects of your life.
What is a Sterling Scholar?
A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in
scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah. A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on their work in a specific category and is interviewed by judges in the category’s field at various times. Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school, semi-final and finals levels. At the awards ceremony, finalists in 15 categories are announced and then an overall Sterling Scholar winner is also announced.
How do I become a Sterling Scholar?
You apply in the category of your choice here at Wendover High School. We can have nominated one sterling scholar for each of the 15 categories. If two students are interested in a single category Mrs. Castagno with the Sterling Scholar Committee will review applications and select a candidate we believe best represents that particular area.
Comments from the Sterling Scholar Coordinator
1. Students have a high GPA and a high ACT score and take honors and advanced Concurrent Enrollment courses. (Students with high GPA’s and ACT scores may be invited to apply for Sterling Scholar. However, this does not mean that the student will automatically be chosen as the Sterling Scholar).
2. Students excel in their chosen category and show service not only within their category, but exhibit a record of service to school, community or other organizations. While service trips to foreign countries are recognized,
greater emphasis, however, is placed on service done within one’s own community.
3. Students demonstrate leadership in their classes, high school, and community.
4. A well-rounded student who shows excellence in many aspects of life takes precedence.
5. The performance (for those who perform) and the interview are most often the determining factor in who advances and is chosen to be the Sterling Scholar.
Utah College Application Week October 11th-21st we have lots of fun events planned. All students will have an opportunity to learn about college and financial aid that is available. Seniors will have the opportunity to apply to college during the school day. We will be hosting a FAFSA night for Seniors to receive help on there FAFSA/