Position Name Email Counselor for students A-D Mrs. Taylor send email Counselor for students E-K Mrs. Simashkevich send email Counselor for students L-Q Mrs. Eibon send email Counselor for students R-Z Dr. Biederman send email School Psychologist Dr. Ashley Burrs send email School Social Worker Theresa Black send email Speech Pathologist Allison Kulasa send email School Nurse Valerie Thompson send email Transition Specialist Sarah Painter send email Job Coach Kelli Carter-Welsheimer send email Job Coach Melissa Stover send email School Social Worker Nikki Dunbar send email
Important Links and Downloads
Welcome to Naviance Family Connection! Naviance Family Connection has a great deal of resources for you to look up career, college and scholarship information. It's very user friendly and we encourage you to explore and use it! To log on, just use your username and password that you use to log onto any school computer. If you have any questions about Naviance Family Connection see your school counselor.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries
Under a cooperative program with Columbus Public Schools and Delaware Area Career Centers, Westerville students may take Career-Technical courses taught at career centers located nearby in Columbus and Delaware. In these courses, students learn skills so they can enter a job immediately after high school or continue in college. Students learn by practical, active experiences, similar to those found on the job, as well as by studying classroom theory.
Check out these links for more information:
Columbus Downtown High School - http://columbusdowntownhs.ccsoh.us/
Delaware Area Career Center - https://www.delawareareacc.org/high-school
Fort Hayes Career Center - http://forthayeshs.ccsoh.us/
A site with lots of helpful career planning links. The site is run by Martha Wiseman a retired guidance director and counselor. For Career Exploring and to take Career interest surveys, visit your students family connection website via Naviance
Westerville North values the many families that live in our community who have ties to the military. As a high school, we understand that the military youth go through unique circumstances and we want every military family to know we are here to help. This webpage is designed to provide you with easy access to helpful resources for our military families. In addition, the staff in our schools have experience in assisting military youth and their families, so please do not hesitate to reach out to your school counselor for additional assistance.
Westerville North also acknowledges and celebrate our military families and military history throughout the district in several ways, including:
-Veterans Appreciation Night at our high school football and basketball games
-Veterans Day Ceremony
-Fundraising drives for military related organizations such as Honor Flight
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission: The Compact provides information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.
2017 Ohio Military Youth and Family Events Calendar: A listing of Ohio military youth activities and camps compiled by the Ohio Adjutant General's Department. The 2018 calendar will be published in January.
Ohio Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program: The Family Readiness and Warrior Support programs are designed to teach Ohio’s Service Members and Families to be “good fishermen” – knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to military culture. In addition to providing information, the programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service Members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life – and in particular, the challenges facing our geographically dispersed force.
Military One Source: A central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.
Ohio Military Kids: A support network for military youth who experience a loved one's deployment. Provides recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth in civilian communities geographically dispersed throughout the state.
Delaware County Veterans Services: Assists in making applications for benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), emergency financial assistance and information and guidance in obtaining aid from various federal, state and local organizations.
ODE - Supporting Ohio's Military Families: Information on a number of Ohio programs to assist military families.
American Red Cross: Emergency communication for military families, financial assistance, referral services, deployment support and services.
Veterans Crisis Line: Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
March2Success: Online study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others. Content includes self-paced study programs in Math, English and Science, with a focus of materials on grades 8-12.
National Military Family Association: Provides information and resources related to services and programs for military families.
Pets for Vets: Pairs veterans with shelter dogs that are specially selected to match the veterans' personality.
Our Military Kids: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.
Sesame Workshop: Provides much-needed support and practical education through Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help young kids through deployments, combat-related injuries and the death of a loved one.
Real Warriors: A multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.
Ohio Higher Education for Veterans: Information and resources related to higher education for veterans, service members and their families.
National Career Development Association: Provides career development resource links for veterans and their spouses. Select "Special Populations" to access veteran and miltary-related resources.
Military Impacted Schools Association: A national organization of school superintendents with a higher concentration of military students. Provides useful links for military families and educator resources.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Information for parents to help prepare their child for the future.
Already submitted your Intent form? Your next step is to apply to the college of your choice. Be sure to have a complete application by their listed deadline (each school varies).
A complete application does include a requested transcript. You may find a checklist of tasks in your Pupil Services Schoology classroom and also the district website.
See your counselor if unsure about your next steps.