Counseling Department - Grades 7-12

The mission of the WHS Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive program that will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and global learners.


The Guidance counselors provide a comprehensive counseling program designed to ensure student success. Counselors work to facilitate each student’s personal, academic, and career development through individual guidance and group activities.  Counseling goals aim to foster student potential through identifying interests and abilities; enhancing productivity, dependability and responsibility; constructing self expression and control; and building decision making and conflict resolution skills, along with other social competencies that assist youth in becoming healthy well rounded adults.

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Borelli
Jennifer Borelli
School Adjustment Counselor

Marie Fallows
School Counselor-Gr. 9
Gr. 10, 11, 12 Special Ed
504 students and Testing

Mary-Jo Medeiros
School Adjustment Counselor

Leslie Ruel
Leslie Ruel
School Counselor-Gr. 10, 11 & 12
College & Career Counseling

Sherry Michael
School Counselor Gr. 7 & 8

Jackie Corey
Guidance Clerk 7-12

  1. The Prince Henry Society-Portuguese American Scholarship.  Open to all seniors.  Deadline April 11, 2019
  2. Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Scholarship.  Students must be enrolling in a broadcast related field. Deadline April 12, 2019
  3. Greater New Bedford Garden Club-Rose L. Murphy Scholarship. Priority is given to students in majoring in: horticulture, agriculture, conservation, environmental sciences or related fields.  Deadline April 15, 2019
  4. Westport Police Association-Dan Sullivan Memorial Scholarship.  Open to any senior with a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Deadline April 15, 2019
  5. Somerset Federal Credit Union-Oliver C. Perry Scholarship and Reach OUT! Scholarship.  Student or parent/guardian must be members of the credit union.  Deadline April 15, 2019
  6. William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund Trust.  Open to Westport students who are pursuing a degree in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other medical field.  Deadline April 15, 2019.
  7. Westport Art Group Scholarship.  Open to students pursuing a degree in the Visual Arts.  Deadline April 15, 2019
  8. John H. Brown Jr. Scholarship-Dartmouth Grange.  Open to students pursuing a career that may benefit sustaining our agricultural heritage, our environment or helping to preserve our natural resources.  Students who have demonstrated community service and have established academic merit are also considered. Deadline April 15, 2019
  9. Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  Open to students whose parents, legal guardians, aunts, uncles or grandparents are members of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  Deadline April 19, 2019
  10. Westport Lions Club-Three Scholarships (1) Prudence and Ernest Chadwick Memorial Scholarship, (2) Harold S. Wood Memorial Scholarship and (3) Rush Workman/Frank and Brooke McGuigan Memorial Scholarship.  Open to all seniors.  Return your completed application to Mrs. Ruel by April 22, 2019
  11. Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Scholarship.  Open to all seniors.  DO NOT use staples only paper clips and it MUST be postmarked by April 22, 2019
  12. 2019 Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship-Citizens for Citizens INC.  Students must have been a member of one of the following programs administered by Citizens for Citizens:  Head Start, After School Day Care, Family Child Care or Extended Day Care.  Deadline April 26, 2019
  13. Mechanics Cooperative Bank Scholarship.  Open to students in the top 30% of their graduating class. Deadline is April 26, 2019
  14. Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship. Open to students who represent a strong work ethic, participating in school activities, hold a part-time job and manage their time well-these people represent Matt T. Benoit. Deadline April 27, 2019
  15. Saint Anne’s Hospital-Sofia Carmela M.D. Scholarship Award.  Open to any student pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health professions.  Deadline April 30, 2019
  16. Saint Anne’s Hospital-John Arcuri M.D. Scholarship Award.  Open to students who work for Saint Anne’s or have a family member who works for Saint Anne’s. Deadline April 30, 2019
  17. Westport Woman’s Club.  Open to all Seniors.  Deadline April 30, 2019-NO EXCEPTIONS!
  1. The Little Theatre of Fall River Performing Arts Scholarships-Three separate scholarships.  Students must be majoring in music, dance or the arts.  Deadline May 1, 2019
  2. Domingos-Silva Family Scholarship Fund.  Open to all seniors.  Deadline is May 1, 2019 but must be returned to Mrs. Ruel by April 22, 2019.
  3. Boston Globe Foundation-Richard Phelps Scholar Athlete Scholarship Program.  Seniors who have shown excellence in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities should apply.  Deadline May 1, 2019
  4. Westport Music Boosters Scholarship.  Open to students who have been involved and support music and performing arts at the Westport Jr/Sr High School.  Deadline May 1, 2019
  5. Saint Anne’s Hospital Multicultural Health Scholarship. Must be bicultural/bilingual and must be entering or pursuing a degree in a health care related profession. Deadline May 3, 2019
  6. Law Office of Mark E. Salomone-National Scholarship for Road Safety.  Open to all seniors.  Deadline May 3, 2019
  7. Westport Athletic Boosters Scholarship-Must have played a varsity sport.  Application to Mr. Pacheco or Mrs. Ruel by May 3, 2019
  8. Betty F. Slade Scholarship sponsored by the Westport Historical Society.  Open to all students. Deadline May 18, 2019

Assumption College
Becker College
Bentley University
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Brown University
Cal Poly Pomona
California College of the Arts
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
Curry College
Dean College
Emmanuel College
Emerson College
Framingham State University
Franklin Pierce University
Iona College
Johnson and Wales University
Keiser University
Lasell College
Lesley University
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University-Chicago
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Nichols College
North Carolina State Ohio State University-Honor’s College

Plymouth State University
PRATT Institute
Providence College
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. Leo University
St. Michael’s College
Salve Regina University-Honor’s College
Sarah Lawrence College
Simmons College
Springfield College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Temple University-Honor’s Program
University of Bridgeport
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
UMASS Amherst-Honors College
UMASS Boston
UMASS Dartmouth
UMASS Lowell
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire
University of Rhode Island-Honors College
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Wheaton College


April 8 Grade 7 ELA
April 9 Grade 8 ELA
May 7  Grade 7 Math
May 8  Grade 7 Math
May 9  Grade 8 Math
May 10 Grade 8 Math
May 14 Grade 8 Science
May 15 Grade 8 Science
June 4  Grade 9 Science
June 5  Grade 9 Science

AP Exams

May 6-AP Government
May 7-AP Physics
May 8-AP English 12
May 9-AP Psychology
May 10-AP US History
May 13-AP Biology
May 14-AP Calculus
May 15-AP English 11
May 16-AP Statistics

CCEB Code:  222360

SAT Information for Students

ACT Information for Students

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