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Yamate Gakuin Exchange Informational Meeting

Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:00pm in V-01 (Mr. Calhoun's room)
Interested in hosting Japanese students in April 2019? Interested in travelling to Japan during the summer of 2019? If so, come to our monthly evening meeting to learn about this exchange program that has been a wonderful part of the WaHi experience for over 40 years. Can't make the meeting? Then check in with Mr. Calhoun (V-01 or thru email) for information and details about next month's meeting.

We are still seeking host families for the 80 Japanese students that will arrive in Walla Walla in April. Even if you do not wish to go back to Japan, please strongly consider hosting a pair of travelers for the two weeks they are here in Walla Walla. It is a very fun exchange, and these students are here to learn about our culture and work on spoken English. They do not need much more than food, safe shelter, and a ride to school each school day. Think you do not have enough room to house them? You would be surprised! Come by V-01 and ask Mr. Calhoun about how easy it is to host our visitors.


Choir Auditions

Choir Auditions for Chamber Singers, Belles Voix, and Musical Theatre/Modern Music Ensemble.
Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 22nd-25th after school from 3pm and on. Sign-up sheets and additional information are outside the choir room (M-1)
Don't want to audition, but still want to sing? Next year we are having a Treble Choir and a Man Choir that will be non-auditioned and open to all people and voices. So come sing!



It's time to talk Scholarships! Mark your calendars for January 17th 2:30-5pm, a Scholarship fair in the Commons! This will be followed by a FAFSA workshop in the library from 5-7. Make steps with us toward paying for your T-2-4 plan!


SOLES Latino Parent Conference at WSU

Are you interested in science or engineering? Does your family speak Spanish? Are you the first in your family to go to college? If you answered yes to all these questions, then read on!!!!
You and your parents are invited to join GEAR UP and the Career Center to the annual SOLES Latino Parent Conference in WSU on February 15th. This awesome conference is for future scientists and engineers who come from Spanish speaking and First Generation households. The entire conference will be in Spanish and have opportunities for students and parents to engage in cool things. The conference website is here and it looks awesome.

If you're interested, please speak with Mrs Hicks in GEAR UP or Ms Curles in the Career Center as soon as possible.


Academic Lab

Looking for a place to study, do homework, or get help with your classes? Come to Academic Lab in the GEAR UP room, A-33. Hours are Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 2-4 pm & Wed 1:15-3:00 pm.




Students must park on campus and have their permit displayed. Students can pick up a parking permit application at the ASB office or security. Students may be fined for parking illegally and a hold slip placed. It's free designated areas.


Parent Workshops Scheduled

Upcoming WWPS Hosted/Partnered Workshops and Opportunities for Parents and Staff can be viewed at:


Career Center-Events and Job Postings

    Explore these events!

SCHOLARSHIP FAIR Thursday 1/17, 2:30-5pm Commons

  • Present: Military recruiters, College Admissions, and Scholarships!
  • Who can go: Parents, Seniors, curious other students
  • Who really really should go: Seniors
  • Why: This is a chance to check in with lots of people who are helping out your T-2-4 future and get questions answered!
  • Bonus: If you're a college bound recipient, the rep will be there to answer all the questions that I can't answer for you! She's awesome!

FAFSA NIGHT Thursday 1/17, 5-7pm Library

  • Present: Ms. Curles, Whitman, WWU, WWCC Financial Aid Staff
  • Who can go: Parents and Seniors (we will have Spanish interpreters available)
  • Who really really should go: Any seniors not done with FAFSA
  • Why: Because we have professionals and interpreters to help you finish your FAFSA - this form is necessary for any T-2-4 schools.
  • Bonus! If you need to work on your CSS, Whitman will be there to help you with that too!

• CWU APPLICATION HELP-Thursday 1/17, 6th period in the Career Center. Any student interested in Central who hasn't completed their application; stop in and the admissions counselor can help you finish!

  • Have you heard of Job Corps? Job Corps is a program that has been helping youth create a brighter future for themselves for over 50 years. It is for youth from low income families who are struggling with high school or life after high school. All campuses offer cost-free housing, career training, educational opportunities, job placement assistance, meals, and healthcare. ( you're interested in learning more, a representative will be in the Career Center at noon on January 22nd.

  • Thank you to all who helped with our Scholarship Fair. If you happened to miss it, follow up information will be in the Career Center or found at

• Interested in Columbia Basin College in Pasco? They are having an open house for seniors in early February! See Ms. Curles for more info. Scholarships are available there too!

• Want to learn about being a Medical Lab Technician? Wenatchee Valley CC is offering a distance MLT program with internships in Walla Walla. If you're interested in this cool opportunity, see Ms. Curles.

• Interested in a trade? Contact Ms. Curles about Try A Trade.

If you're applying to Whitman and haven't had an interview, I'm working to help y'all schedule one. Let me know if you'd like to have an interview arranged through the Career Center.

- As some of the early action application results are coming in, feel free to find me if you would like help interpreting your package. It's kinda complicated.
- 71.9% of you haven't filled out your FAFSA. FILL IT OUT!

 Here's a cool summer job opportunity: My name is Madeline Weaver and I am a Senior at College Place High School. I am working along side the Walla Walla Sweets to improve their customer's ball park experience. Right now, we are searching the valley for a brand new set of managers to work in the ball park this summer. I am seeking out counselors, student advisors, and coaches, in hopes of being directed to a few students who will be in Walla Walla for the summer and would be interested in something like this.These managers will be responsible for keeping the output of food and beverages running smoothly, and managing their team of employees during games.

This is a new edition to the ball park and we are looking for these skills and traits in possible candidates:
Communications skills
Leadership skills
Problem Solving skills
*Must be 18 by June 2019
If you can think of a few possible candidates who would be interested in this position (and good at it!), I would love to get in contact with them. Let Madeline know if you're interested Madeline Weaver <> and let me know if you have questions





Career Center-Volunteer Opportunities

In order to graduate, every senior needs to have 10 hours of Community Service and/or Volunteering for every year they attend Wa-Hi. That means that most seniors need 40 hours of community service upon graduation.

Learn more about volunteering at Wa-Hi!

  • Here's a helpful slideshow (view here)
  • Working list of volunteer opportunities available as they come up (view here)

Volunteer Documentation Forms are always available on the right bar of the Career Center webpage as well as paper copies in the College & Career Center inside the library.

NEW Volunteer Opportunities:




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