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    Welcome to the Normal West Counseling Website
    The NCWHS Guidance Department Mission is "Support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach by addressing academic, career and personal/social skills necessary to achieve quality learning and lifelong successes."
    The NCWHS Counseling Department Vision Statement--We believe:
    Learning involves the education of the whole person.
    All student's ethnic, cultural, racial differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing our counseling programs.
    Learning requires the active participation, mutual respect and individual accountability of students, teachers, staff, parents and community members. 


    Counselor News/Updates 
     SAT Scores from the April 5th information!
    Interested in attending a leadership training?  Key Leader is an amazing opportunity for teen leaders in Illinois! The weekend provides chances to learn about leadership, friendship, and growing in many areas like responsibility and team-building.   Please visit:  
    Are you interested in a career related to IT?  If so, come to the State Farm Internship informational meeting on Thursday, February 16th at 10:00.  You can apply to have the opportunity to have an Internship at State Farm, learning about the field of IT, all while earning $11.00 an hour.  Sign up is in Guidance.
    Thursday, February 9th starting at 5:30 pm, Heartland Community College is hosting a Spring Information Night for seniors planning to continue their education at Heartland.  
    Seniors please join the counselors as well as our College Coach on November 10th at 8:00am in room 150A for our first coffee with the counselors. We will be answering questions regarding FAFSA, college application questions, and any other post high school questions. Coffee and donuts will be provided.  
    Juniors - are you interested in starting each day of your senior year is a local business learning from local professionals?  If you like to think outside the box, enjoy challenges and would like to network with local entrepreneurs and business professionals, you need to be in the Innovative Entrepreneur class.  Students must apply to be a part of this non-traditional learning opportunity.  Look for the application for the IE course on the NCHS/West webpage.  The application and the required teacher recommendations are due by midnight on December 23rd.  Students will also go through an interview process as part of the application.   Teacher recommendation link: https://goo.gl/forms/R4r9uh8m7jaRGJ3U2   Student Application link: https://goo.gl/forms/b2vxusDUMc5ItTf02
    McLean County College Night: October 11, 6-7:30pm at ISU Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom Learn more about Illinois State University as well as nearly 100 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the college selection process and ask specific questions. College representatives will be available to answer questions and provide information
    Attention Seniors interested in attending Heartland next Fall.   Heartland will be coming here to help students apply and navigate the college process.    They will be here on October 4th 9-11am and October 6th 1-3pm.  You MUST sign up in the guidance office by September 30th.   You will need your social security number to complete the application.   See your counselor for more information!  
    PSAT/NMSQT Information

    ·         Thursday, September 1:  Registration begins.  Initial registration is $18.00

    ·         Thursday, September 22:  Registration after this date will incur a $10.00 late fee

    ·         Friday, October 14:  Registration ends at midnight

    ·         Wednesday, October 19:  Test begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the South Gym

    Did you miss the open house?  Did you forget to grab a flier from the counselors?  Here are the forms for each class: 
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